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'U' back in court with fired coach

The University of Minnesota was back in court Friday with the former Oklahoma State assistant basketball coach who successfully sued it for nearly $1.25 million.

KARE-TV reports the two sides returned to argue post-trial motions. The university asked the judge to reverse the jury's decision and reduce the damages or grant a new trial.

The attorney for Jimmy Williams opposed all three. The judge took the issue under advisement and is expected to make a decision in the next few weeks.

In May, a Hennepin County jury found that Minnesota basketball coach Tubby Smith falsely represented that he had the authority to hire Williams when Smith offered him a job.

Williams resigned from his job at Oklahoma State, but Minnesota officials then backed away due to Williams' past NCAA recruiting violations.