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Minnesota coach Tubby Smith reacts to a foul call during the second half of a third-round game against Florida in the NCAA college basketball tournament Sunday, March 24, 2013, in Austin, Texas. Florida defeated Minnesota 78-64. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Minnesota fires coach Tubby Smith

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota fired Tubby Smith on Monday, cutting ties with the veteran coach one day after the Golden Gophers lost to Florida in the NCAA tournament.

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Athletics director Norwood Teague announced the decision Monday and said it was time for a "fresh set of eyes" on the program.

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