Friday, December 6, 2013

Georgia State preview and CBB/CUSA notes

Need to start this post by sending my thoughts and prayers to the friends and family of M.K. Turk. Great coach and ambassador for the University of Southern Mississippi. A man who truly loved Southern Miss. RIP.

(I included some articles on MK, at the bottom of this blog post)

Georgia State Preview

Georgia State is coming to Hattiesburg tomorrow and they're coming in with a 3-5 record. However, two of those wins were against non-D1 foes. Their lone D1 win came against McNeese State at a neutral site. The Panthers are lead by Ryan Harrow (transfer from Kentucky who originally committed to NC State. He was a 5-star out of HS, according to Rivals). Harrow has contributed significantly to GSU so far, as he leads the team with 18.1 points a game. RJ Hunter (son of the GSU head coach, Ron Hunter) is a another key player for the Panthers, he has averaged 15.4 points through the first 8 games of the year. Last year, Hunter was able to play very well against USM by scoring 24 points and making six 3 pointers. This is the second game of a home-home series between USM and Georgia State. USM had to come back from an 11 point deficit to get the win last year in Atlanta (the Eagles won the game 69-67). In my opinion, Georgia State has too much talent on their team to struggle for all of the 2013-2014 season, and they should likely improve as the year progresses. However, I think USM will win by a comfortable margin, as GSU appears to be in an early season slump.

Prediction: Southern Miss 78, Georgia State 62


Marshall lost to Vandy in Nashville on Thursday by 2. The Herd made a rally late in the game but it wasn't enough to get the win.

Games that interest me today: South Alabama @ Rice, Marshall @ Penn State, ND State @ Bryant, and Florida Gulf Coast @ FIU


As promised, here are various MK Turk articles that I found online today.

From Rick Cleveland of the MS Sports Hall of Fame -

Another article from Rick Cleveland:

From Scott Walker of WDSU News in New Orleans:

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