Minnesota fires women's basketball coach Borton

Posted at: 03/28/2014 6:00 PM

AP Photo/Mark Humphrey
AP Photo/Mark Humphrey

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota has fired basketball coach Pam Borton a day after a loss to South Dakota State in the women's NIT.

Athletic director Norwood Teague said Friday it's time to look for another coach "to position this program for long-term success."

Ten years ago, Borton guided the Golden Gophers to their only Final Four. She led the school to NCAA tournament appearances in six of her first seven seasons. But a program she helped revive has not made the NCAAs since 2009.

Borton is the winningest coach in program history with a 236-152 record. The Gophers went 22-13 this season, their most victories since 2004-05.

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