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Billy Gillispie is out as coach of Kentucky in his second season at the helm, and the school has called a 4:30 p.m. ET news conference to announce the change.
School officials had been quiet about Gillispie’s job status after the Wildcats tumbled through the second half of the season to finish 22-14, tied for the second-most losses in the program’s 106-year history.
Kentucky Wildcats missed the NCAA tournament but advanced to the quarterfinals of the NIT.
On Wednesday, Kentucky’s postseason ended with a loss to Notre Dame in the National Invitation Tournament quarterfinals.
Kentucky’s 20 regular-season wins weren’t enough to get a bid into the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1991.