Georgia State will make its fifth appearance in the NCAA Tournament

2019 NCAA Tournament brackets

The NCAA tournament starts Tuesday with a pair of play-in games, then gets going in full force Thursday. 

The Georgia State (24-9) is the only team from the state to earn and NCAA bid. The Panthers are making their second-straight appearance for the first time in program history and third in the last five years. 

» TV GAME TIMES: First-round schedule

Georgia State is the No. 14 seed in the Midwest, facing third-seeded Houston (31-3) at 7:20 p.m. Friday in Tulsa, Okla. 

You can join the AJC’s Mark Bradley in playing in the 32nd edition of Bradley’s Bracket Fiasco. He favors Duke winning it all.

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The Blue Devils (East) earned the top overall seed, joining Virginia (South), North Carolina (Midwest) and Gonzaga (West) as No. 1 seeds for the three-week hoops extravaganza that kicks off this week. 

» PRINT YOUR OWN: 2019 NCAA Tournament bracket

The Final Four is set for April 6-8 in Minneapolis, where Duke is the early 9-4 favorite to win it all.

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