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Minnesota fires Pam Borton

Updated: March 28, 2014, 7:59 PM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- Pam Borton took the Minnesota women's basketball program to heights unseen before when she guided the Gophers to their first Final Four in 2004. That was 10 years ago, and a five-year NCAA tournament drought proved too much for her to overcome.

Borton was fired Friday, a day after a loss to South Dakota State in the women's NIT.

"This decision is a future decision," athletic director Norwood Teage said. "It's not based on really what's been done in the past. I looked ...

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