SMU fires Matt Doherty as coach

Updated: March 13, 2012, 7:44 PM ET
Associated Press

DALLAS -- SMU fired men's basketball coach Matt Doherty on Tuesday after six seasons in which the high-profile former North Carolina coach failed to take the Mustangs to the NCAA tournament.

Doherty went 13-19 this year and 80-109 in six years with SMU. Athletic director Steve Orsini said he thought the school -- which hasn't made the NCAA tournament since 1993 -- had the potential to reach the national rankings and compete for championships. SMU will move from Conference USA to the much ...

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