The NHL has awarded Georgia State its first lottery win since it added lottery winners in 2006.
The winner is the Atlanta Thrashers.
The Thrasher, which played in the first of three playoff games at TD Garden in 2012, went on to win the 2013 Eastern Conference Championship, becoming the first team in the last 20 years to reach the playoffs and make the playoffs.
The Thrashing, who played in two games during the regular season, finished third in the East.
They also won the 2014 Western Conference Championship.
The NHL said the Thrashed is now in its 14th season in the league and has reached the playoffs 11 times.
Georgia State is also the second team in NCAA history to have three lottery winners (2002: Mike Zajac, 2003: Alexei Khokhlachev, 2004: Steve Oleksiak).
“I’m just thrilled to have this opportunity,” Georgia State coach Paul Toner said.
“We had a really good group of guys last year, a lot of hard work, and we really put a lot into this year.”
The Threshers are tied with the St. Louis Blues for the third-most lottery wins in NCAA tournament history.
The St. John’s IceCaps and Boston College are the only other teams to win three straight tournament titles.
The Hawks, who had one of the best records in the nation last season, are the third team in college basketball history to win five straight championships.
The last team to do so, the University of Oklahoma from 1995-2001, won four straight, including the NCAA Tournament in 1998.
The Throshers had a record of 30-21 last season.