Women's College Basketball

                  === Minnesota fires women's coach Borton ===
 Minneapolis,  MN  (Sports Network)  - The Minnesota  Golden Gophers fired head
 women's basketball coach Pam Borton on Friday.
 Borton  had a record of 236-152 in 12 seasons as coach of the team and led the
 program  to six  NCAA  Tournament  appearances, including  a  2004 Final  Four
 appearance and three WNIT berths.
 Minnesota  was  22-13 this season,  including an 8-8 mark  in the Big Ten. The
 Golden  Gophers lost to  South Dakota State Thursday in the third round of the
 "I  am grateful for my 12 seasons at the University of Minnesota," Borton said
 in  a  statement. "This  is a great  state and university,  and I have enjoyed
 becoming a part of this community.
 "I want to thank my players and staff over the years. We've accomplished a lot
 together  and  they have made  the experience truly special.  I want to give a
 special  thanks to our current players and staff. They are a great group and I
 have enjoyed coaching and working with them every day."
 Assistant  coach  Kelly Roysland  will take  over as head  coach on an interim
 basis,  with a national search underway for the 11th head coach in the history
 of the women's program.
 03/28 18:43:38 ET

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