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March 24, 2019
AP Sports Writer

ATLANTA (AP) — Less than 48 hours after Georgia State was eliminated from the NCAA Tournament, Ron Hunter decided Sunday to leave the Panthers to become Tulane’s coach.

Best known for tumbling to the court after his son hit a game-winning shot in the 2015 tournament, Hunter told The Associated Press that he had received other offers in the past but thought this was perhaps his final chance to make a move.

Georgia State’s season ended with an 84-55 loss to Houston on Friday. Hunter met the following day with Tulane officials for four hours and quickly realized it was time to move on after coaching the Panthers for eight seasons.

Hunter plans to head to New Orleans on Monday, with a formal introduction to come the next day.

His decision was first reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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