Wouldn’t be shocked if we lose. Dating back to the Hewitt years GT always seems to lose one cupcake game a year. And honestly GSU isn’t really a cupcake. They’ve consistently made the tournament in the last decade and it seems every time we play lately it’s usually close.
Hard to get a read on this year's State team at the moment. They lost most of their top players from a year ago, have a new coach, and brought in some transfers including Odom following Hayes from Xavier. Odom was a solid but not spectacular in two seasons for them, but will probably have a bigger role and a chance to show more. Also add Brenden Tucker from College of Charleston who looks like a solid scorer.
Unpredictable game because both teams look to be searching for players to step up into bigger roles than they had before, but IMO GT has more options, and should have the advantage in returning chemistry both between players but also with the coach. I'd give us the edge, and think we'll win comfortably, but I'm not confident enough to put money on it.