The team's coach Frank Martin urged people not to judge all in SC by the actions of some.
The sight of the flag flying so prominently near the arena caught many people by surprise.
NCAA senior vice president of basketball Dan Gavitt quickly issued a statement about the presence of the flags. While it flew, the NCAA banned its championships from taking place on SC soil. We are committed to assure that our events are safe and accessible to all.
The statement continues: "No symbols that compromise that commitment will be permitted to be displayed on venue property that the tournament controls". Other areas are under the city's jurisdiction, and the NCAA backed the city's efforts to manage actions concerning freedom of speech.
A small group of protesters marred the return of the NCAA men's basketball tournament to the state of SC.
But the Secessionist Party is now pushing state lawmakers to place that flag in a museum.
Video posted on Twitter on Sunday by Sports Illustrated writer Jonathan Jones showed several trucks driving on a road and waving flags.
Greenville Police Chief Ken Miller, speaking to WYFF, said that no laws were being broken and that the protesters reached out to see if they needed a permit to protest before hitting the streets.
This regional has dealt with politically charged events the past six months.
The NCAA has had a contentious relationship with both North and SC in recent years. Last year, the NCAA banned championship games from North Carolina due to the anti-transgender HB2 legislation, and then moved some March Madness games from Greensboro to Greenville. That's why this event is being held in our state right now.
In July 2015, the NCAA lifted its ban on hosting championship events in the state of SC after state lawmakers voted to remove the Confederate flag from the statehouse and Governor Nikki Haley signed a bill to officially bring it down.
Normally, it would have taken some time for SC to get added back into the hosting rotation, due to how far in advance tournaments and championships are scheduled - but luckily for them, another state stepped in to show its bigotry.
JC Penney stores to remain open
Along with the listed stores, Penney noted plans to close one supply chain center in Florida and relocate another in California. In an effort to reduce costs and build sales, the corporation announced in February it would close up to 140 this year.
Seeded North Carolina ready to run vs
Bettors should not be surprised to see a similar result here, as the Tar Heels are too talented to let the Razorbacks hang around. The Tar Heels (28-7) led by 25 points at halftime, and cruised to their third biggest margin of victory in tournament history.
Yogi Adtiyanath sworn in as Uttar Pradesh chief minister
He is also a member of 16th Lok Sabha, representing Ghazipur Lok sabha constituency and was also elected in 1996 and 1999. BJP has made Keshav Prasad Maurya, an MBC, a deputy CM, while Yogi Adityanath, a Thakur, has been made CM, she added.