ATLANTA (AP) Georgia State hired Tennessee assistant Rob Lanier on Friday to replace Ron Hunter as its basketball coach.
Lanier was associate head coach for the Vols the last four seasons following four years with the same title on coach Rick Barnes' staff at Texas. Tennessee advanced to the Sweet 16 of this year's NCAA Tournament.
The Panthers lost to Houston 84-55 in the first round this year. Hunter led Georgia State to three NCAA appearances before he was hired to lead the Tulane program.