Men’s Basketball Number of the Game: 18

It’s Gameday! Georgia State has been the talk of the nation all week, but now it is time to lace-them-up and play ball. There have been so many headlines: Ron and R.J.-the Father-Son combo; Kevin Ware returning to the NCAA tournament; Ryan Harrow and the most famous hamstring in sports; and then there is coach Hunter’s Achilles.

No. 14 Georgia State will face No. 3 Baylor at 1:40 p.m. ET live on TBS. You can also listen to the game on 680 The Fan and 93.7 FM with Dave Cohen and Brandon Leak calling the action.

You already know the team believes it can win and seeing what all of our fans have said this week, we know you believe we can win. So how often does a No. 14 beat a No. 3…more times that you think.

The InsideGSUSports blog has presented the Number of  the Game all season and we plan to continue it for several weeks to come (you know where are heads are at).

The number will come from a variety of different places, but will always be significant to the team or that specific game.

Today’s Number of the Game:


The No. 18 represents how many times a No. 14 seed has topped a No. 3 seed in the NCAA tournament. Wanna know the last time it happened? Just travel down I-75 last year as No. 14 Mercer topped No. 3 Duke. Maybe there is some in-state karma about being a No. 14 seed…we will find out soon.

We will be back with another Men’s Basketball Number of the Game on Saturday (I told you, we’ve got a feeling).

–Mike Holmes

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