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Instant Analysis: No. 14 Georgia State wins in thriller

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One 14-seed upset was so much fun … why not have another? While Georgia State may not have very many NCAA Tournament appearances under its belt, its roster does have big-time experience … and that experience showed as R.J. Hunter hit a giant 3-pointer with 3 seconds left to lift the Panthers to a stunning 57-56 win over Baylor.

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Bracket Breakdown: What Were They Thinking?

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Forget about Christmas. This is the most wonderful time of the year.

The Selection Committee has spoken and the bracket has been released. Judging by the loading times on every single sports website, you and everyone else in America are printing and filling out your bracket so hastily that you all probably misspelled
Valparaiso. That’s okay, it happens.

While we are all shaking with anticipation and trying to think of a legit excuse to get out of work for Thursday and Friday, I hate to be the Scrooge, but someone has to be. I have a few gripes with this year’s selection committee. Nothing too serious, they didn’t put Gonzaga as a 7-seed or anything stupid — but there are a few head scratchers.

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Progress Report: Big East

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This year, it feels like the Big East is the conference of overachievers. Yes, just about everyone thought that Villanova would be good … and it is. Many predicted Georgetown to be unpredictable … and it is. But it’s hard to find many favorable preseason remarks about Providence or Butler. Yet all of these teams are looking to finish the season strong and earn a berth in the NCAA Tournament. Several big games remain on the schedule, including tonight’s contest between Villanova and Providence.

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