Georgia State will make its fourth appearance in the NCAA tournament beginning on Friday as a No. 15 seed facing No. 2 seed Cincinnati in a South Region first-round contest Nashville, Tenn., at 2 p.m. ET.

Georgia State (24-10) is making its second appearance in the ‘Big Dance’ in the last four years. In 2015, when a No. 14-seed, the Panthers became the Cinderella of the ‘Big Dance’ when R.J. Hunter hit a 30-foot 3-pointer with 2.6 seconds to play to stun No. 3-seed Baylor as head coach Ron Hunter fell off a stool. The elder Hunter had torn his Achilles in the Sun Belt Conference championship game celebration a week before. ‘The Shot’ capped a 13-0 run to finish the game with 12 of those points coming from R.J. Hunter.

Georgia State has won a game in the tournament in back-to-back appearances. In 2001, as a No. 11 seed, the Panthers upset No. 6 Wisconsin, 50-49 in the first round.

Georgia State will be facing Cincinnati (30-4) for the first time in program history. 

Pregame Panther Gathering @ City Tap House Nashville

Join fellow Panther fans at the official Georgia State pregame headquarters located just outside of Bridgestone Arena at City Tap House.  Mix and mingle with fellow Georgia State alumni and fans prior to Friday’s NCAA Men’s Basketball first round game against Cincinnati. No need to RSVP, just show up in your Georgia State blue!

Where:  City Tap House Nashville

  204 3rd Avenue South   Nashville, TN 37201

When:   Friday, March 16th, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM CT. Tip-off scheduled for 1:00 PM CT.

Parking: Entrances to the parking garage next door to City Tap House are on 2nd and 3rd Avenues.  Additional NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament parking can be found HERE.

Official Georgia State Sponsors Hosting Local Watch Parties

Friday, March 16th @ 2pm EST on TBS

20% of all food in the lounge and bar.

You have to wear blue for the discount.

55th & Park Restaurant & Lounge
55 Park Pl NE Atlanta, GA 30303

Six Feet Under Pub & Fish House
437 Memorial Dr. SE Atlanta, GA 30312


685 11th St NW Atlanta, GA 30318