Six Georgia State seniors will play what is most likely their last game at the Sports Arena when Old Dominion visits on Wednesday.
Jihad Ali, Eric Buckner, James Fields, Brandon McGee, Josh Micheaux and Jamar Taylor will be honored before the game.
“Coach Hunter has helped myself and the rest of us go out, winning almost 20 games,” Ali said. “I don’t want my senior year to end. I just go out and play, not like it’s my last home game, but just as hard as I can.”
The possibility of 20 wins is something few predicted before the season. The Panthers were picked to finish 11th in the preseason. When he talks to his players about it, Hunter says they were 12th.
If they win on Wednesday, they can keep alive their hopes of finishing in fourth place in the CAA. Doing so ensures a bye in the first round of the CAA tournament. They would still need to win at William on Mary on Saturday, hope ODU loses to Drexel on Saturday, and need Delaware to lose at least one more game against