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Georgia St. stuns Baylor

R.J. Hunter kept firing away, eventually lifting Georgia State over Baylor and knocking his father right off his seat.

R.J. Hunter kept firing away, eventually lifting Georgia State over Baylor and knocking his father right off his seat.

Hunter's three-pointer with 2.7 seconds remaining capped a comeback from a 12-point deficit and lifted the 14th-seeded Panthers over the third-seeded Bears.

With Ron Hunter working the sideline in a rolling chair less than a week after tearing his left Achilles tendon celebrating Georgia State winning the Sun Belt Conference championship, R.J. shrugged off a poor shooting performance to come through when his team needed him most.

Baylor (24-10), which got 18 points and 15 rebounds from reserve Taurean Prince, did not score after going up, 56-44, on two free throws with 2:54 remaining.

The junior guard's steal and layup trimmed Baylor's lead to 56-53, and he drained an NBA-range three for the win after the Bears' Kenny Chery missed the front end of a one-and-one that could have put the game away for the Bears.

Hunter finished with 16 points on 5-of-12 shooting.

North Carolina 67, Harvard 65 - Justin Jackson hit a tying jumper in the final minute, and then had a fastbreak dunk to help the fourth-seeded Tar Heels advance in a game played in Jacksonville, Fla.

Siyani Chambers' four-point play put 13th-seeded Harvard ahead 65-63 with 1:15 remaining. It was the only lead of the game for the Ivy League champions.

Jackson finished with 14 points and Marcus Paige had 10.

Chambers misfired on a pair of three-pointers in the closing seconds, and the Crimson's final chance for victory - Wesley Saunders' shot from beyond the arc - bounced off the back of the rim.

Saunders led Harvard (22-8) with 26 points. Chambers had 13.

Ohio State 75, VCU 72 - D'Angelo Russell scored 28 points and rallied the 10th-seeded Buckeyes from an early 12-point deficit for the overtime win in Portland, Ore.

Russell regrouped from a blow that sent blood streaming down the left side of his face near the end of regulation. He made 10 of 20 shots, including 4 of 7 from three-point range, and added six rebounds, two steals and two blocks to bring the Buckeyes (24-10) back in both halves and overtime.

Arkansas 56, Wofford 53 - Michael Qualls scored 20 points, Southeastern Conference player of the year Bobby Portis added 15 points and 13 rebounds, and fifth-seeded Arkansas held off No. 12 seed Wofford in Jacksonville, Fla.

The Razorbacks (27-8) escaped a back-and-forth game in the West Region that featured 18 lead changes, 10 ties and neither team ahead by more than five points.

Arkansas advanced to play fourth-seeded North Carolina on Saturday.

Arizona 93, Texas Southern 72 - Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had 23 points, 16 in the first half, along with 10 rebounds for the second-seeded Wildcats in Portland, Ore.

Pac-12 freshman of the year Stanley Johnson added 22 points for the balanced Wildcats (32-3), who led by as many as 27 points.

Madarious Gibbs had 15 points for 15th-seeded Texas Southern (22-13).

Xavier 76, Mississippi 57 - Matt Stainbrook scored 20 points and Dee Davis added 17 for the sixth-seeded Musketeers in a game in Jacksonville, Fal.

The 6-foot-10 Stainbrook took advantage of his size in the post, making 8-of-10 shots in the paint and adding nine rebounds and five assists. Davis hit 4-of-9 shots from three-point range for Xavier (22-13).

Mississippi's guard tandem of Stefan Moody and Jarvis Summers finished a combined 5 of 26 from the field. Moody led the Rebels (21-13) with 14 points.

Ole Miss missed 18 of its first 27 shots, with most of those by Moody and Summers.

Friday's Games

Coastal Carolina vs. Wisconsin.

Coastal Carolina put quite a scare into Virginia last year, so the Chanticleers have the full attention of top-seeded Wisconsin heading into Friday's game.

Yes, those Chanticleers from Conway, S.C., are back as a No. 16 seed. A No. 16 seed has never won a game in the round of 64, but Coastal Carolina came awfully close last year.

"Last year against Virginia we came in confident, just like this year," the Chanticleers' Warren Gillis said. "It sort of disappointed us the way we didn't finish. If we do the things we need to do in the second half, we'll be fine."

Badgers coach Bo Ryan said Coastal Carolina (24-9), champion of the Big South, is a high-caliber opponent.

Oregon vs. Oklahoma State. The Ducks (25-9) played the Cowboys (18-13) just two years ago in the tournament. And while the teams are vastly different in terms of personnel - Oregon without a single player still on its roster from that game - their coaching staffs are largely the same.

That means Ducks coach Dana Altman and Oklahoma State caoch Travis Ford should be well-prepared.

"Both teams do have a few things very similar," Ford acknowledged. "The teams are different, but there's familiarity. When the names popped up there, you know,'Oregon!' And I'm sure they said,'Oh, Oklahoma State again.' Just familiar."

The teams also are similar in style and substance.

Both are perimeter-oriented, their guards capable of scoring in bunches. Both have struggled in the paint, with their lack of size contributing to terrible rebounding stats.

And both went through stretches this season where the challenge of earning an at-large bid was daunting.

For the Ducks, it was early in the season, when they lost three of their first five games. For the Cowboys, it was late in the season, when they lost six of their last seven.

The downside of being in an eight-nine game is the likelihood that a No. 1 seed awaits the winner. In this case, that could be Big Ten champion Wisconsin.