Posted March 16, 2013 on AP on Fox
Bill Carmody will not return as Northwestern's coach next season, ending a 13-year run in which the Wildcats raised expectations but failed to reach their first NCAA tournament. The school announced the move on Saturday. Carmody ranks among the most successful coaches at Northwestern with a 192-210 record. With their Princeton offense and 1-3-1 zone defense, the Wildcats usually were able to hang with more talented teams even if they came up short. But the lack of an NCAA berth ultimately did him in. The change comes on the heels of a particularly difficult season in which the Wildcats lost their final nine games to finish 13-19 and missed the postseason after four straight NIT appearances, an unprecedented run for Northwestern. Athletic director Jim Phillips is scheduled to address the move at a news conference Saturday evening. Whoever replaces Carmody faces some big hurdles, between the high academic standards and facilities that lag behind the rest of the Big Ten, not t...
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