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Tubby to coach at Texas Tech

LUBBOCK, Texas — Tubby Smith is headed to Texas Tech to try to turn around another wayward program.

Smith agreed to terms Monday with Texas Tech to be its next coach, the Associated Press reported. Athletic department spokesman Blayne Beal said there was no agreement in place.

Interim coach Chris Walker went 11-20 this season and 3-15 in Big 12 play as the program tried to recover from Billy Gillispie's volatile one-year tenure. He resigned in September.

Smith was fired last week after six seasons with the Golden Gophers.

ALL-AMERICANS: Creighton forward Doug McDermott is an AP All-American for the second straight year, and Michigan point guard Trey Burke of Michigan and Georgetown forward Otto Porter Jr. tied as the leading vote-getters with 62 each. Indiana guard Victor Oladipo and Gonzaga center Kelly Olynyk are also on the team.

REF INVESTIGATED: Pac-12 coordinator of officials and former NBA referee Ed Rush was investigated by the conference for comments made about Arizona coach Sean Miller in meetings that included several league refs, cbssports.com reported. Rush told refs during the Pac-12 tournament he would give them $5,000 or a trip to Cancun if they either "rang him up" or "ran him." Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott told the website Rush's comments clearly were in jest.

COLLEGE HALL OF FAME: Longtime coaches Gene Keady and Rollie Massimino and former U.S. congressman Tom McMillen headline the 2013 class. Others: George Ravling of Nike, Bob Hopkins of Grambling, George Killian of FIBA and the 1963 Loyola University of Chicago team that broke through racial boundaries.

OBITUARY: Former Toledo coach Bob Nichols, who holds the Mid-American Conference record with 376 wins and led the Rockets to three NCAA Tournament berths, died Saturday. He was 82.

GEORGIA SOUTHERN: Former Virginia Tech assistant Mark Byington was named head coach. Byington spent the 2012-13 season at Virginia Tech after working as an assistant at the College of Charleston for nine years.

KENTUCKY: Freshman guard Archie Goodwin is leaving for the NBA. Freshman forward Willie Cauley-Stein and sophomore forward Kyle Wiltjer will return.

N.C. STATE: Forward C.J. Leslie is joining teammate Lorenzo Brown by skipping his senior season and entering the NBA draft. Also, freshman guard Rodney Purvis plans to transfer.

WOMEN: Pittsburgh fired coach Agnus Berenato after going 0-16 in the Big East.

Tubby to coach at Texas Tech 04/01/13 [Last modified: Monday, April 1, 2013 11:46pm]
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