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Georgia State coach breaks cast in fall, has to get new one

JACKSONVILLE, FL (AP) - Georgia State coach Ron Hunter is getting a new cast on his injured left foot.

Hunter, who tore his Achilles tendon last week, cracked the cast in his now-famous fall following his son's game-winning shot against Baylor on Thursday.

Hunter made headlines and highlights across the country - he was the talk of the NCAA Tournament's opening day, really - when he fell off his rolling seat following R.J. Hunter's NBA-range 3-pointer with 2.7 seconds remaining. It turned out to be the difference in a 57-56 victory that left 14th-seeded Georgia State one win shy of the Sweet 16.

Hunter noticed the damage after the game, checked with his doctor and learned he needed to get it redone before facing No. 6 seed Xavier on Saturday.

Hunter says, "This has been an interesting, interesting week. We're winning, I'm getting banged up, I'm getting cut on, I'm getting everything. The players are absolutely just killing me with all this right now."

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