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Georgia State stuns Baylor, 57-56, on long 3-pointer
14th-seeded Panthers close game on 13-0 run
Georgia State head coach Ron Hunter directs his players on the court during the first half of an NCAA tournament game against Baylor on Thursday in Jacksonville, Fla. - photo by Rick Wilson
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.— R.J. Hunter kept firing away, eventually lifting 14th-seeded Georgia State over third-seeded Baylor and knocking his father right off his seat with the biggest shot of his life. Hunter's 3-pointer with 2.7 seconds remaining capped a comeback from a 12-point deficit and lifted the Panthers to a 57-56 opening-game victory over the Bears in the NCAA tournament on Thursday. With Ron Hunter working the sideline on a rolling chair less than a week after tearing his left Achilles tendon celebrating Georgia State winning the Sun Belt Conference championship, R.J. shrugged off a poor shooting performance to come through when his team needed him most.
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