Record: 12-19, 5-13 Colonial Athletic Association
Coach: Rod Barnes
Players to watch: Joe Dukes, G, 13.5 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.8 assists; Trae Goldston, G, 10.3 points; Trey Hampton, F, 8.5 points, 5.2 rebounds
Key facts: Barnes spent eight seasons as Mississippi's coach, going to three NCAA Tournaments and one NIT . . . Panthers have lost 13 of past 17 but did upset George Mason, 61-57 . . . In four previous CAA tourneys, GSU won three first-round games.
Matchup: Hofstra won the only meeting, 87-74, Saturday in the regular-season finale as Charles Jenkins scored 29 points. The Pride's points, field-goal attempts (66) and free-throw attempts (35) were the most by a Georgia State opponent this season.