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State’s Three NCAA MBB Win; Tom Crean Fired at IU

By Stan Sollars, IPR News | Published on in Sports

In the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, Thursday …

Notre Dame beat Princeton 60-58.

Purdue held off Vermont 80-70.

Butler defeated Winthrop, 76-64.

Elsewhere, Indiana University men’s basketball coach Tom Crean was fired yesterday, after nine seasons.  Crean guided the Hoosiers to two Big Ten regular-season championships since 2012. He accumulated a 166-135 record in Bloomington, but went 18-16 this season, including a first-round road loss in the National Invitation Tournament.