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Illinois coach fired after loss to Iowa

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (KWWL) -

Illinois men's basketball coach Bruce Weber has reportedly been fired. A person familiar with the decision spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the move hasn't been announced.

The Illini lost in the first round of the Big Ten tournament on Thursday, beaten by Iowa 64-61.

Weber led the Illini to the 2005 NCAA title game, losing to North Carolina. But Illinois has struggled the last three seasons.

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