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Tulane complete expected firing of coach Ed Conroy

Tulane coach Ed Conroy has been fired after six seasons as the Green Wave's coach, the school announced Monday.

"Tulane University owes a debt of gratitude to Coach Conroy for the six years of service he has given to our institution and our student-athletes," athletic director Troy Dannen said in a statement. "He has consistently represented himself and our men's basketball program with character and integrity, and has carried himself with class in all matters."

Conroy was informed of reports that he would be fired during Tulane's upset of Houston in the American Athletic Conference quarterfinals Friday. The Green Wave were eliminated the next day in the semifinals by Memphis.

Tulane is slated to return four starters in 2016-17.

The 49-year-old Conroy was 92-103 at Tulane with one trip each to the CIT and CBI. He never finished above .500 in league play while with the Green Wave, losing at least 15 games every season. Tulane finished the 2015-16 season with a 12-22 record (3-15 American).

Conroy spent four seasons as the head coach at The Citadel before arriving at Tulane, going 49-76 with the Bulldogs. He also made various stops as an assistant coach, including NC State, Tennessee and Tulsa.

He signed a contract extension in 2014 that ran through the end of next season.

Information from ESPN's Jeff Borzello contributed to this report.