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NCAA Tournament: The Top 10 Stories After The Round Of 32

The Sweet 16 beckons, but before we get around to breaking down what lies ahead, let’s take stock of the first wave of stories to greet us in the 2015 NCAA Tournament, now that the round of 32 is done. * 10 – REALITY CHECK FOR THE SEC Georgia manipulated the RPI (which it’s supposed to do, but still masks real achievements). Ole Miss did well in its first game but didn’t...
Via Bloguin Best
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

NCAA Tournament: The Top 10 Stories After The Round Of 32

The Sweet 16 beckons, but before we get around to breaking down what lies ahead, let’s take stock of the first wave of stories to greet us in the 2015 NCAA Tournament, now that the round of 32 is done. * 10 – REALITY CHECK FOR THE SEC Georgia manipulated the RPI (which it’s supposed to do, but still masks real achievements). Ole Miss did well in its first game but didn’t...
Via The Student Section
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Georgia State Coach Delivers Tearful Postgame Speech About His Son (Video)

Even when they’re out of the NCAA Tournament, Georgia State still finds a way to be the greatest part of March Madness. Head coach Ron Hunter became something of a national treasure after he tore his Achilles celebrating his team’s tournament berth only to then fall off his rolling stool when his son R.J. hit a game-winning 3-pointer to upset No.3 Baylor just a few short days...
Via NESN.com
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Georgia State coach breaks casts in fall, has to get new one

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Georgia State coach Ron Hunter doesn't mind getting a new cast. But don't even think about swapping out his chair. Hunter cracked the cast on his left leg during his now-famous fall that followed his son's game-winning shot against Baylor on Thursday. Hunter made headlines and highlights across the country - he was the talk of the NCAA Tournament's opening...
Via AP on Fox
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Xavier vs. Georgia State – Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Predictions

Twitter/@XavierMBB The Xavier Musketeers had perhaps the most convincing win of the NCAA Tournament’s second round on Thursday. The Georgia State Panthers, however, might have had the most exciting victory. Xavier went wire-to-wire in its win over Ole Miss, while GSU needed every second to pull it out against Baylor. Saturday’s contest between the two should be a dandy.  Be...
Via College Spun
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-UL Guard Peyton Siva On Georgia State’s Upset: “Kevin Ware’s Magic Is Still Alive”

Louisville captured the 2013 NCAA Tournament championship, drawing inspiration from reserve guard Kevin Ware, who broke his leg in horrific fashion in the Elite Eight win over Duke. Ware cheered his teammates on from the bench in the Final Four, and made a brief return to the court for the Cardinals last season before transferring to Georgia State. Today, Ware’s GSU squad pulled...
Via College Spun
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Injury thrusts Georgia State coach into NCAA spotlight

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Getting around on a torn Achilles tendon is just part of the challenge coach Ron Hunter faces in leading Georgia State against Baylor in the NCAA Tournament. He thinks he's got that part figured out, at least for now planning to use a rolling chair when he's not in his customary sideline stance. ''I'm not sitting down. I haven't sat down in 23 years as a...
Via AP on Fox
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Georgia St.’s Ware wanted to face Louisville

Kevin Ware had one hope headed into Selection Sunday: He wanted his Georgia State team to be paired against Louisville.
Via Philly Sports Live
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Ware wants to be remembered for something more than injury

ATLANTA (AP) Kevin Ware shows no queasiness toward that nasty scar running down the front of his right leg. He even rubs it from time to time - a good luck charm, one might say. He's definitely not worried about another gruesome injury. As the doctor told him, ''I would have to get in a bad car crash or something like that to get my leg broken again,'' Ware said. ''Everybody in...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

The Mega, All-Everything NCAA Tournament Preview

The NCAA Tournament is, by far, America’s greatest sporting event. Nothing is close. The Masters, maybe the Super Bowl because of the culture that has sprung up around it, comes in a distant second. March Madness has everything. Most importantly, it has brackets. Here are a bunch of tips for filling out yours before Thursday morning. Under No Circumstances… Have more than two...
Via Oregon Sports News
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Georgia State's Hunter will be coaching hurt in NCAA tourney

ATLANTA (AP) Coaching can be a painful business. Just ask Georgia State's Ron Hunter. His team is heading to the NCAA Tournament, but Hunter's got to figure out a way to coach the Panthers with his left leg in a cast after a freak injury at the end of their victory in the Sun Belt Conference championship game. One of the country's most animated coaches, Hunter leaped off the bench...
Via AP on Fox
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Ware Named GSU Player of the Week

Kevin Ware is this week's GSU Student-Athlete of the week presented by Georgia Power. Ware scored 18 points in the SBC Championship game Sunday to lead the Panthers to the title and a bid to the NCAA tourney.
Via Georgia State - Official Site
March 16, 2015

Two Years After Horrific Injury, Kevin Ware Makes His Tournament Return

Georgia State University is not a school with which one would heavily associate college basketball. Located in downtown Atlanta, the institution has just under 24,000 undergraduate students and its Panthers basketball team plays in the Sun Belt Conference. It is a conference that does not get much attention, home to barely mid-major schools like Appalachian State, Louisiana-Lafayette...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

A Lil March Madness Positivity: Kevin Ware returns to Big Dance after 2013′s gruesome injury knocked him out

 The NCAA Tournament selection committee has spoken, and now the madness can commence.  The field of 68 will fight for survival and the honor to bask in its one shining moment on April 6.  After a long grueling season, this is the moment every coach, player, and fan has waited for.  The payoff is finally here.  But for one player in particular, Georgia State’s Kevin Ware...
Via All Sports Everything
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Baylor vs. Georgia State – Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Predictions

Twitter/@official_jk3 The Baylor Bears, who finished tied for fourth place in the ultra-tough Big 12 this season, will take on the Georgia State Panthers, winners of both the Sun Belt regular season title and the conference title. The Bears are one of the most athletic teams in the country. The Panthers feature Ryan Harrow and Kevin Ware – two transfers who have helped propel...
Via College Spun
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Georgia State Coach Tears Achilles Celebrating NCAA Tourney Berth (Video)

Georgia State is heading to the Big Dance, but Ron Hunter won’t be dancing anytime soon. The Panthers head coach understandably was excited Sunday when his team bested Georgia Southern 38-36 to win the Sun Belt Conference title and earn an automatic berth in the NCAA tournament. After all, Georgia State had made it to the tourney just twice before, in 1991 and 2001. Yet Hunter...
Via NESN.com
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Ware leads Georgia State to Sun Belt tourney win, NCAA berth

NEW ORLEANS -- The basket had to be lowered so Georgia State coach Ron Hunter could cut the final pieces of the net after his team's 38-36 victory over Georgia Southern on Sunday to win the Sun Belt Conference Tournament championship game. Hunter, whose son R.J. made the deciding free throws with 21.6 seconds left, injured his ankle in the immediate postgame celebration and had to...
Via AP on Fox
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Georgia State coach injures himself celebrating NCAA tournament berth (Video)

Georgia State men's basketball coach Ron Hunter injured himself while celebrating his team's NCAA tournament birth after winning Sunday's Sun Belt Conference championship game over Georgia Southern.Hunter was in the midst of his players jumping up and down when the injury occurred, and he needed assistance walking off the court: Later, it was discovered that Hunter tore his Achilles...
Via Holdout Sports
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Georgia State wins Sun Belt, first NCAA berth since 2001

NEW ORLEANS (AP) R.J. Hunter, the coach's son, made two free throws with 21.6 seconds left and Georgia State survived two last-second, 3-point attempts Sunday to beat Georgia Southern 38-36 in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament championship game. Georgia State (24-9), in its second season in the Sun Belt, will make it third appearance in the NCAA Tournament and first since 2001...
Via AP on Fox
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Let's Go Dancing! GSU Claws to Championship Win

Behind a game-high 18 points by Kevin Ware, Georgia State earned a 38-36 win over Georgia Southern in a defensive slug-fest on Sunday afternoon at Lakefront Arena to earn the school's third-ever bid to the NCAA tournament.
Via Georgia State - Official Site
March 15, 2015

Kevin Ware wants basketball fans to remember his play not his horrific injury

Georgia State guard suffered gruesome injury two years ago at Louisville in NCAA Tournament regional final against Duke
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
March 14, 2015

Kevin Ware and Georgia State chase Sun Belt title

Post from: Seems like a long time ago when Kevin Ware broke his leg in that NCAA basketball game against Duke, becoming a celebrity around the world. A lot of things have changed for Ware in a time span of two years. Ware dropped off the University of Louisville basketball team after playing in nine games during the 2013-14. After receiving approval from the NCAA for a medical...
Via Louisville Card Game
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Hunter leads Georgia State to 65-54 win over South Alabama

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) R.J. Hunter scored 19 points and Georgia State made six free throws in the final 48 seconds to turn back South Alabama 65-54 on Saturday. Kevin Ware added 15 points and Markus Crider had 14 for the Bulldogs (16-8, 9-4 Sun Belt), who finished 14 of 16 from the foul line. Taishaun Johnson had 17 points for the Jaguars (7-17, 5-8). Georgia State used an 11-0 run to...
Via AP on Fox
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Georgia State sails by Louisiana-Lafayette, 75-64

ATLANTA (AP) Ryan Harrow scored 19 points and R.J. Hunter scored 13 to become Georgia State's career scoring leader in a 75-64 victory over Louisiana Lafayette on Saturday. Hunter, who surpassed Rodney Hamilton's career total of 1,515 points, also had seven rebounds and seven assists. Kevin Ware finished with 11 points off the bench and Markus Crider had 10 points and six boards...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Hunter, Georgia State beat Arkansas State 60-54

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) R.J. Hunter scored 14 of his 23 points in the final 5:30, and grabbed eight rebounds, to lead Georgia State to a 60-54 win over Arkansas State on Monday night. Kevin Ware added 10 points and Markus Crider had 10 rebounds for Georgia State (12-7, 5-3 Sun Belt), which was without Ryan Harrow - the team's leading scorer (20.4 per game) - who was suspended by the...
Via AP on Fox
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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