Ron Hunter gives the Georgia State Panthers a pep talk.
Photo: File photo
Photo: File photo

Georgia State announces Sun Belt Conference 2017-2018 basketball schedule

Georgia State announced the Panthers men’s and women’s 2017-2018 Sun Belt Conference basketball schedules on Thursday.

Both Panthers teams will open and close their conference schedules against the South Alabama Jaguars, opening at South Alabama on Dec. 29 and closing the conference schedule at home against the Jaguars on March 3.

Following the conference opener at South Alabama, both squads will travel to play Tory on Dec. 31.

The Panthers will play their first conference game at home against Little Rock on Jan. 4.

The first of two games against in-state rival Georgia Southern will be held at Georgia State on Jan. 20 before the Panthers travel to Statesboro on Feb. 17.

In the 2016-2017 season, Coach Ron Hunter led the Panthers to a 20-win season and the Panthers’ fourth postseason appearance in six seasons.

In her eighth season as Georgia State’s women basketball coach, Sharon Baldwin and the Panthers are coming off a 12-win season.

The full Georgia State conference schedule for both the men’s and women’s team can be read below.

Dec. 29- South Alabama (Mobile, Ala.)

Dec. 31- Troy (Troy, Ala.) 

Jan. 4- Little Rock (GSU Sports Arena )

Jan. 6- Arkansas State (GSU Sports Arena)Twitter

Jan. 11- Appalachian State (Boone, N.C.)

Jan. 13- Coastal Carolina (Conway, S.C.)

Jan. 20- Georgia Southern (GSU Sports Arena)

Jan. 25- UT Arlington (GSU Sports Arena)

Jan. 27- Texas State (GSU Sports Arena)

Feb. 1- Arkansas State (Jonesboro, Ark.)

Feb. 3- Little Rock (Little Rock, Ark.)

Feb. 8- Louisiana (GSU Sports Arena)

Feb. 10- UL Monroe (GSU Sports Arena)

Feb. 17 Georgia Southern (Statesboro, Ga.)

Feb. 22- Texas State (San Marcos, Texas)

Feb. 24- UT Arlington (Arlington, Texas)

March 1- Troy (GSU Sports Arena)

March 3- South Alabama (GSU Sports Arena)

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