South Carolina fires coach Darrin Horn

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South Carolina fired coach Darrin Horn after an SEC season in which the Gamecocks were dead last (2-14), their worst conference record in 20 years.

Horn spent four seasons at South Carolina and had just one winning season, his debut. He was 10-21 overall last year and was 60-63 overall. The news was first reported by CBSports.com.

“Unfortunately in this business, sometimes you have to take your program in a different direction. And this is one of those days,” athletic director Eric Hyman said.

It was Horn’s previous stint at Western Kentucky that earned him the gig. He spent five seasons there and capped it with a 29-7 season and a trip to the Sweet 16.

The school could – and should – pursue Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall, who has ties to the area after spending several seasons at Winthrop. But would he leave the Shockers, who are now the premier program in the Missouri Valley and a 5-seed in the 2012 NCAA tournament?

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