In one of the all-time classic “No, No, No, No, YES!!!! moments in NCAA Tournament history, Georgia State’s R.J. Hunter just created a highlight for the ages by knocking down a game-winning 35-foot 3-pointer with three seconds left to send the No. 14 seed Panthers to a 57-56 win over No. 3 seed Baylor.
Hunter — the leading scorer in the Sun Belt this season and a potential first-round pick in the upcoming NBA Draft — had been quiet for most of the day until the final two and a half minutes, when he scored 12 of Georgia State’s final 13 points to send the Panthers on a 13-0 run to see them through to the Round of 32.
Even Panthers’ coach (and R.J.’s father) Ron Hunter, who coached from a stool as he’s nursing a torn Achilles injury that he suffered following the Panthers’ win in the Sun Belt Championship game, fell out of his chair following his son’s miraculous 3.