How to watch, listen or stream
Game Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
Radio: 106.7 WJFK FM The Fan
Live Stream: Fox Sports GO
Spread: Georgetown is a 21.5-point favorite.
Records ATS: Arkansas State (1-0) | Georgetown (0-1)
Georgetown will look to rebound off a collapse they suffered against Maryland earlier in the week that dropped them to 1-1. Arkansas State meanwhile will look to make it two in a row after a 100-57 win over Central Baptist on Monday night. That win came after an opening game loss to North Dakota State.
This will be the first meeting between the two teams in each of their program’s histories since at least the 1949-50 season per Sports-Reference.com’s play index.
What to watch for
Rebounding off the collapse
Last we saw the Hoyas, they had coughed up a late lead to the Maryland Terrapins that resulted in a gutting 76-75 loss. It’s a bitter pill to swallow considering how things shook out for them up until their collapse, as Georgetown was just 28.8 seconds away from an impressive six-point win before all hell broke loose. It would certainly behoove the Hoyas to have short-term memory loss and put that behind them, because Lord knows the discussions that will be had if they drop this game to Arkansas State.
A Pryor engagement
Rodney Pryor didn’t quite have the same impact that he did in the Maryland game as he did the USC Upstate game, but a bounce back for him would be much needed. Arkansas State’s defense isn’t going to be scaring anybody off and although their 3-point defense is at 9.1 percent allowed, they’ve played two games with one being a non-D1 opponent. Pryor will likely have his opportunities to hit from the outside as he did in the game against USC Upstate. For his sake, the shots fall this time, and he bounces back with a big game.
Perhaps nobody made a bigger impact for Georgetown than L.J. Peak did in the Maryland game. Peak has arguably been the best player for the Hoyas through the first two games of the season, netting 35 total points while shooting a crisp 9-for-14 from the field and 16-for-21 from the free throw line. The junior forward for the Hoyas will have another opportunity to net a big-time performance Thursday night and if he does, Georgetown should be able to take care of the Red Wolves handily.