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Report: Texas fires Rick Barnes as men's basketball coach
Report: Texas fires Rick Barnes as men's basketball coach

Texas has fired Coach Rick Barnes after 17 seasons, people with knowledge of the situation told the Associated Press. Steve Patterson, the university's athletic director, made the decision after meeting with Barnes on Saturday, according to the people who requested anonymity because the school wasn't expected to make a formal announcement before Sunday. Barnes, 60, was the winningest coach in program history with 402 victories in 17 seasons and had only one losing season. He won three Big 12 Conference titles and his teams played in the NCAA tournament 16 times. Texas reached the Final Four in 2003. But Barnes faced increasing criticism from fans after several years of...

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