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Buffalo fires men's basketball head coach Reggie Witherspoon

Associated Press Published: March 16, 2013 4:00 AM
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University at Buffalo fires men's basketball coach Witherspoon

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Reggie Witherspoon has been fired after 14 seasons as the University at Buffalo men's basketball coach.

Athletic director Danny White announced the decision in an email released by the school on Friday. Witherspoon was fired a day after the Bulls season ended with a 70-68 loss to Kent State in the quarterfinal round of the Mid-American Conference tournament at Cleveland.

The Bulls finished the season with a 14-20 record, which ended a run of four straight winning seasons.

Witherspoon went 198-228 at Buffalo, to finish tied for second with Arthur Powell (198-190) on the school list of career victories. Though the Bulls enjoyed seven winning seasons under Witherspoon, they earned only four postseason berths: the NIT in 2005 and College Basketball Invitational in 2009, '11 and '12.

-- Associated Press


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