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UC NCAA Tournament Capsule: Georgia State first hurdle

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Here is a look at the University of Cincinnati Bearcats and their first-round NCAA Tournament opponent Georgia State:

  • WHEN/WHERE: Friday March 16 at 2 p.m. EDT in Bridgestone Arena, Nashville.
  • TV NETWORK: TBS.
  • SECOND-ROUND OPPONENT FOR WINNER: Winner of No. 7 Nevada (27-7) vs. No. 10 Texas (19-14) on Sunday March 18 at time TBA.
  • NCAA TOURNAMENT BRACKET: Click here.

UC BEARCATS

  • RECORD: 30-4.
  • NCAA TOURNAMENT SEED: No. 2 in South Region.
  • HOW THEY EARNED BERTH: Automatic by winning the American Athletic Conference Tournament.
  • HEAD COACH: Mick Cronin (15th season overall, 336-163 record; 12th season at UC, 267-139 record; 10th NCAA Tournament appearance overall, 5-9 record; 8th NCAA Tournament appearance at UC, 5-7 record; one Sweet 16 appearance).
  • NCAA TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES: 32 (45-30 record; 2 NCAA titles - 1961 and 1962; 1 runner-up finish - 1963; 6 Final Four appearances - 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1992; 8 Elite Eight appearances - 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1992, 1993, 1996; 13 Sweet 16 appearances - 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1966, 1975, 1992, 1993, 1996, 2001, 2012).
  • TOP FIVE SCORERS: Jr. G/F Jacob Evans (12.9 ppg); Sr. F Gary Clark (12.8 ppg); Sr. F Kyle Washington (11.3 ppg); Soph. G Jarron Cumberland (11.0 ppg); Jr. G Cane Broome (8.4 ppg).
  • TEAM WEBSITE: GoBearcats.com.


GEORGIA STATE PANTHERS

  • RECORD: 24-10.
  • NCAA TOURNAMENT SEED: No. 15 in South Region.
  • HOW THEY EARNED BERTH: Automatic by winning Sun Belt Conference Tournament.
  • HEAD COACH: Ron Hunter (20th season overall, 368-263 record; 7th season at Georgia State, 147-84 record; 3rd NCAA Tournament appearance overall, 1-2 record; 2nd NCAA Tournament appearance at Georgia State, 1-1 record).
  • NCAA TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES: 3 (2-3 record).
  • TOP FIVE SCORERS: Soph. G D'Marcus Simonds (20.9 ppg); Jr. G Devin Mitchell (12.2 ppg); Jr. F Jeff Thomas (10.9 ppg); Jr. G Marik Benlevi (9.6 ppg); Sr. F Jordan Session (7.7 ppg).
  • TEAM WEBSITE: GeorgiaStateSports.com.
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