It's week three of Sun Belt Conference play.

Louisiana (14-3, 4-0) has the night off tonight as they prepare for in-state rival ULM on Saturday.

The Alabama schools have the night off as well, as they play each other this Saturday in Mobile.

Eight of the teams in the league are in action tonight.

GEORGIA STATE (11-6, 2-2) AT APPALACHIAN STATE (8-9, 3-1) 6:30 pm--The Mountaineers have to be brimming with confidence after winning a true road game for the first time in over 400 days.  The victory over ULM puts App tied for second place in the league.  They are also 6-0 at home as they prepare to host Georgia State.  The Panthers dropped two road contests in Alabama before winning twice against the Arkansas schools at home.  D'Marcus Simonds is the SBC player of the week this week.

GEORGIA SOUTHERN (12-5, 3-1) at COASTAL CAROLINA (7-10, 1-3) 6:30pm--It was a tough road trip for the Chants last week, dropping both games in Louisiana.  But when the shoot the ball well at home, CCU is tough to beat.  Georgia Southern won both games last week, blowing out Arkansas State and getting a buzzer beater from Tookie Brown to take care of Little Rock.  This is a critical road trip for the Eagles.

UTA (11-6, 2-2) at LITTLE ROCK (4-13, 1-3)  7:00 pm--After dropping two games in the Carolinas, UTA got healthy at home with a couple of impressive wins against the schools from Alabama.  Little Rock dropped a pair in Georgia, but played competitively.  Is that a sign Wes Flanigan's club is getting better and ready to compete in the league?  We'll get a better idea this weekend.

TEXAS STATE (10-7, 3-1) at ARKANSAS STATE (6-11, 1-3) 7:00 pm--The Bobcats got a putback by Alex Peacock Saturday to defeat Troy and sweep the home series against the Alabama schools and already have shown they can win on the road with a "W" at Coastal Carolina.  It was a tumultuous week for Arkansas State as they sent a player home and suspended another prior to their whipping at the hands of Georgia Southern.  But that decision by Mike Balado may have awakened the Red Wolves, who played Georgia State into the final minute despite only having eight scholarship players in uniform.  We'll see how much the home team learned from their road trip tonight.

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