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Xavier vs. Georgia State – Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Predictions

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The Xavier Musketeers had perhaps the most convincing win of the NCAA Tournament's second round on Thursday. The Georgia State Panthers, however, might have had the most exciting victory. Xavier went wire-to-wire in its win over Ole Miss, while GSU needed every second to pull it out against Baylor. Saturday's contest between the two should be a dandy. 

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Date: Saturday, March 21

Time: 6:10 PM EST

TV Channel: TNT

Location: Jacksonville, FL

Announcers: Brian Anderson, Steve Smith, Lewis Johnson

Opening Betting Line: Xavier -6.5 (5Dimes)

Prediction: Georgia State, one of the tournament's darlings thus far, may be listed as a 14-seed, but the Panthers are legit. R.J. Hunter is one of the most dangerous guards in the country, and he showed exactly why in the final seconds against Baylor. GSU also has Kevin Ware (yes, that one) and Markus Crider, so they're more balanced than you think.

Xavier shot it well from 3-point land on Thursday, hitting 10 of its 23 attempts against Ole Miss. To beat Georgia State, they'll probably want to rely more on big man Matt Stainbrook instead. We'll take Xavier to survive and advance - they're probably the more consistent squad.