This game showed that a 14 seed can play with the big boys. Georgia State played a great game against Xavier in the first half with multiple lead changes and a halftime difference of just 4 points. The second half was just as close until the last few minutes of the game when Xavier started to pull away. Free throws made the difference in this game with Dee Davis from Xavier making 6 free throws in the last 44 seconds of the game. Xavier ended the last chance for a true Cinderella team to make it to the Sweet 16.
R.J. Hunter led the Georgia State Panthers in what may have been his final collegiate game with 20 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists.
Strange, Yet True
Xavier’s bench scored more than their starting five.
No. 6 Xavier will take on No. 2 Arizona in the Sweet 16.
Georgia State ends its season as the Sun Belt Champions with a 25-10 record … and a bunch of memorable moments.