Tulane Hires Ron Hunter As New Men's Basketball Coach

NCAA Basketball Tournament - First Round - Nashville

Head coach Ron Hunter of the Georgia State Panthers looks on against the Cincinnati Bearcats during the game in the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena on March 16, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

(AP) Ron Hunter is leaving Georgia State to become Tulane's coach.

Less than 48 hours after the Panthers were eliminated in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, Hunter told The Associated Press on Sunday that he's moving on from the downtown Atlanta university where he coached the past eight seasons.

The 54-year-old Hunter takes over a Tulane men's basketball program that fired Mike Dunleavy after the Green Wave failed to win a game in the American Athletic Conference.

Hunter posted a record of 171-95 at Georgia State, leading the Panthers to three NCAA appearances.

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