VS SOUTH ALABAMA

2/15  7PM GSU Sports Arena

AT APP STATE

2/21  7PM Boone, N.C.

AT COASTAL CAROLINA

2/23  2PM Conway, S.C.

VS Arkansas State

2/28  7PM GSU Sports Arena

2019 PROMOTIONS

Thurs. Jan. 24th 7:00 PM vs. Texas State

Samaritans Feet

Samaritan’s Feet serves and inspires hope in children by providing shoes as the foundation to a spiritual and healthy life resulting in the advancement of education and economic opportunities.

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International Student Night

Georgia State is one of the most dynamic and diverse universities in the world, and “International Students Night” is a chance to bring all students together to celebrate this fact while watching The Best College Basketball Team In The State. Game starts at 7pm on Thursday, January 24th in the GSU Sports Arena.

Sat, Jan. 26th 1:00 PM vs. UT Arlington

Coaches vs Cancer

For the past 25 years, the Coaches vs. Cancer program, in collaboration with the National Association of Basketball Coaches, has united coaches and fans nationwide to help the American Cancer Society defeat a common enemy – cancer. With your passion and dedicated support, the impact has been felt in communities nationwide.

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Sat, Feb. 2nd 1:00 PM vs. Georgia Southern

White Out

Saturday, February 2nd, 1pm…wear your white and pack the Georgia State Sports Arena as that team from down south comes to town. This rivalry matchup elevates the home crowd energy to an entirely different level, which has helped the Panthers to a 4-0 record on their home floor against the Eagles since joining the Sun Belt. 
#StateNotSouthern #WhiteOut

Wed, Feb. 13th 7:00 PM vs. Troy

Faculty and Staff Night

Wondering what the best was to support your faculty and staff? The answer is simple: come watch Georgia State take on the Troy Trojans at 7pm on Wednesday, February 13. We have $1 concessions, romantic giveaways, D’Marcus Simonds dunks, and much more!

Fri, Feb. 15th 7:00 PM vs. South Alabama

Greek Night

Thurs, Feb. 28th 7:00 PM vs. Arkansas State

Throwback Thers-day

Would you believe that the early 2000’s are far enough gone that we can now look back and reminisce? 5 lb cell phones, movies rented from a store, and road trips without navigation…be sure and take part in the nostalgia on Thursday, February 28 at 7 pm.

Sat, March 2nd 1:00 PM vs. Little Rock

Senior Day and the Great Baby Race

Senior night and the “Great Baby Race”. The only thing more exciting than a Malik Benlevi game winner might be watching a bunch of babies scamper across the hardwood in a race they will never remember. You can enjoy both the achievements of our seniors and the racing babies on Saturday, March 2 in the Sports Arena

Panther Athletic Club Hospitality Area

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Directions and Parking

Sports Arena
125 Decatur St. Suite 201
Atlanta, GA 30303

Fun Facts

— The Georgia State Sports Arena serves as the “Home of the Panthers” for both men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball and the Athletic Department office.
— The Sports Arena provides a seating capacity of 3,854 fans for basketball and volleyball. Construction for the Sports Arena, located at the corner of Decatur Street and Piedmont Avenue in downtown Atlanta, began in 1972.
— The men’s basketball team played the first games in the arena in 1973. On Dec. 12, 2003, the playing surface was officially named Charles “Lefty” Driesell Court in honor of Georgia State’s former men’s basketball coach.
A ceremony honoring Driesell took place during halftime of the Panthers’ 88-56 victory over South Alabama.
— The first men’s basketball game played at the Sports Arena was on March 10, 1973, against Georgia Tech. Georgia State won 77-73.
— The first women’s basketball game was played in November 1975 vs. Troy.  Georgia State won 79-49.
— The first volleyball match was played in September 1975 vs. Mercer of Atlanta.
— The venue has seen many upgrades over the years, including a new HD scoreboard in the summer of 2015 along with a new floor and new speakers in the summer of 2016.

Multi-Purpose Facility

As a multi-purpose facility, the Sports Arena has played host to a wide range of athletic events and concerts. In 1996, the venue was used to host all badminton competitions during the Summer Olympic Games. The Sports Arena played host to ESPN’s 14th and 19th Annual College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships in 2002 and 2007, respectively. Additionally, in 2000, pop-band *NSYNC attracted a record-breaking sellout crowd for an exhibition basketball game before Super Bowl XXXIV.

Other entertainers to perform include Kendrick Lamar, Steve Harvey, Ludacris, Trey Songz, Gym Class Heroes, Tyler Perry, Alice Walker, Jay Leno, Dana Carvey, Jamie Foxx, The Spinners, the Beastie Boys, Cheap Trick and the Harlem Globetrotters.

The Sports Arena also hosts such community activities as the commencement ceremonies for several area high schools, American Cancer Society Relay-for-Life, University Blood Drive, University Career Fairs, December Commencement Exercises and May Commencement Exercises for Georgia State.

For rental information, please contact the Assistant A.D. for Facilities and Operations Patrick Hatcher.

SAT, MARCH 2ND 1:00 PM VS. LITTLE ROCK

Senior Day and the Great Baby Race

Senior night and the “Great Baby Race”. The only thing more exciting than a Malik Benlevi game winner might be watching a bunch of babies scamper across the hardwood in a race they will never remember. You can enjoy both the achievements of our seniors and the racing babies on Saturday, March 2 in the Sports Arena

Our Team

The 2018-19 Georgia State Men’s Basketball team is one of the most talented and successful squads in program history. Both individually and collectively, this group of student-athletes embodies the spirit of Georgia State University on and off the court. Led by a group of seniors which includes Malik Benlevi, Devin Mitchell, Jeff Thomas, Jordan Tyson as well as high powered guard and 2018 Sun Belt player of the year D’Marcus Simonds, this year’s group is set to enter conference play looking to improve upon last year’s success which included a Sun Belt Conference Tournament Title and a bid into the NCAA Tournament.

With veteran leadership and a number of highly skilled individual players, this year’s team is highly potent on offense with an ability to stretch the floor and score points in bunches while being very active on the defensive end, forcing opponents into turnovers that lead to highlight plays in transition. This exciting brand of basketball has made Georgia State the most consistent and successful basketball program in the state during the Ron Hunter era, and makes the Sports Arena in Downtown Atlanta the place to be anytime the Panthers are on the court.

Be sure and explore some of the upcoming home games and use the ticket link to purchase a seat to see The Best Team In The State!

Light It Blue ATL

The Seniors