College basketball fans don't spend too much time throughout the season paying attention to the Georgia State Panthers, but once March comes around, the idea that coach Ron Hunter could be making another appearance in the NCAA tournament becomes quite appealing. This year is the Panthers' third trip to the Madness in five seasons. Fans might remember Hunter falling out of his chair and subsequently tearing his Achilles' tendon while celebrating after his son, R.J., hit a 3-pointer with 2.6 seconds left in GSU's 2015 win over Baylor.
One would imagine Hunter's balance won't be a problem this season, but the Panthers, with their 3-point shooting prowess and matchup zone defense, will provide some problems for their first-round opponent. Is there more magic in store for the Panthers this year?
ESPN Insider has your answers, as Joe Lunardi has enlisted a team of Bracketologists to compile advanced metrics, key scouting intel and best- and worst-case tournament scenarios for all 68 teams to help you make smart picks in your bracket.