Georgia State Falls to Ole Miss Football for ESPYS “Best Upset” Award

July 16, 2015

July 15, 2015
Contact: Mike Holmes
Phone: (404) 413-4033
Georgia State Falls to Ole Miss Football for ESPYS “Best Upset” Award

LOS ANGELES – The Georgia State men’s basketball team lost out on an ESPYS Award for “Best Upset” to Ole Miss football’s win over Alabama Wednesday night at the Microsoft Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.

Head coach Ron Hunter was joined by graduated senior Ryann Green, along with rising seniors T.J. Shipes and Markus Crider, as well as Director of Athletics Charlie Cobb.

Georgia State got to L.A. via one of the craziest comebacks in NCAA tournament history. R.J. Hunter’s 3-pointer with 2.7 seconds left capped a 13-0 run that lifted No. 14 seed Georgia State to a stunning 57-56 win in the NCAA West Regional second round at Veteran’s Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla. If the 30-foot 3-pointer wasn’t enough, head coach Ron Hunter, who was coaching from a stool after injuring his Achilles in the Sun Belt tournament victory celebration, fell off the stool which made equal national headlines. It was a moment captured by America and has been viewed millions of times.

“Despite not winning, it has truly been a remarkable season and one that we will never forget,” Ron Hunter said. “We are thankful to everyone associated with ESPN for putting on a great event and to all of the fans who voted for us.”

Georgia State was one of three nominees for the award, along with Ole Miss football and the Kansas City Royals winning the American League Pennant.

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