Friday, March 05, 1999
Pitt picks coach - and it's not Prosser
The University of Pittsburgh will hire Northern Arizona's Ben Howland as its new men's basketball coach, Northern Arizona sports information Director Kevin Klintworth said.
Some media speculation had Pitt interested in Xavier coach Skip Prosser, a Pittsburgh native.
Howland is replacing Ralph Willard, who said Feb. 1 he would resign after the season. The Panthers finished 14-16 in a season during which one player was arrested on theft charges and another underwent alcohol rehabilitation.
A Pittsburgh spokesman declined to comment and said no announcement was planned.
Northern Arizona is 20-7 this season heading into the Big Sky Conference Tournament in Ogden, Utah. Howland's team gained national attention during last season's NCAA tournament when his team battled No. 2 seed Cincinnati to the final minute before losing 65-62.
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REDS 4, TWINS 2
UC 76, SOUTH FLORIDA 56
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Finneytown reaches district title game
Kings poses test for unbeaten Springboro
Boone continues surge
Highlands hits stride in lopsided win
Harrison leads way at state wrestling
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