Last year, Mercer made a Cinderella run in the NCAA basketball tournament and spawned a thousand .gifs in the process. This year, it was Georgia State busting brackets and inspiring memes with yesterday’s upset over No. 3 seed Baylor in the first round. Specifically, head coach Ron Hunter stole the spotlight from his own son, R.J., who buried the game-winning three-pointer, by plummeting off his stool in celebration. Why was he stool-bound in the first place? This wasn’t his first celebratory injury in the past week; he tore his achilles tendon immediately following GSU’s conference championship win, which earned the Panthers a tournament berth.
Here are our 15 favorite tweets about the now-legendary dad and coach: