Georgia State @ Gonzaga
Regular Season Records: Georgia State 18-10; Gonzaga 26-3
What to Know
The Georgia State Panthers and the #1 Gonzaga Bulldogs are set to clash at 4:15 p.m. ET March 17 at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Georgia State beat the Louisiana Ragin Cajuns 80-71 last week. Four players on the Panthers scored in the double digits: guard Corey Allen (29), forward Eliel Nsoseme (12), forward Jalen Thomas (12), and guard Kane Williams (10). That makes it three consecutive games in which Eliel Nsoseme has had at least ten rebounds.
Meanwhile, Gonzaga earned some more postseason success in their contest last Tuesday. They took down the Saint Mary's Gaels 82-69. Gonzaga's guard Andrew Nembhard was one of the most active players for the squad, picking up 19 points and seven assists.
Georgia State is the clear underdog, so they're hoping it's the size of the fight that determines this one. Those betting on them against the spread shouldn't have high expectations for them since the team is 0-4 ATS when expected to lose.
A pair of offensive numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: Georgia State has only been able to knock down 40.30% percent of their shots, which is the 13th lowest field goal percentage in college basketball. Gonzaga's offense has more to brag about, as they they enter the game with 87.8 points per game on average, which is the best in college basketball. So the cards are definitely stacked in their favor.
How To Watch
- When: Thursday at 4:15 p.m. ET
- Where: Moda Center at the Rose Quarter -- Portland, Oregon
- TV: TNT
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Bulldogs are a big 22.5-point favorite against the Panthers, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The line on this game has moved quite a bit since it opened, as it started out with the Bulldogs as a 27.5-point favorite.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last seven years.
Injury Report for Gonzaga
- Dominick Harris: Game-Time Decision (Foot)
- Kaden Perry: Game-Time Decision (Back)
Injury Report for Georgia State
- Nelson Phillips: Game-Time Decision (Undisclosed)