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AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Tommy Tuberville stepped down Wednesday after 10 years as Auburn’s coach, a reign that included a perfect season and a string of overachieving teams but ended with the worst record of his tenure.
Tuberville was 85-40 in his decade with Auburn, including a 13-0 season in 2004 when the Tigers finished No. 2 in the nation and won the Southeastern Conference title for the first time in 15 years. But Auburn went 5-7 this year and was routed 36-0 at the end by rival Alabama, currently ranked No. 1.
‘‘The last 10 years have been a great time in my life, both professionally and personally,’’ Tuberville said in a statement. ‘‘It’s been a great place to coach and live, and we’ve had a lot of success along the way. I’m going to remain in Auburn and help the Auburn family however I can. I’m very appreciative of the coaches, players, staff and Auburn fans over the last decade.’’

Tar Heels, Hansbrough impress in win over Spartans

DETROIT (AP) — North Carolina appears destined to play at Ford Field again in the 2009 Final Four. The only way Michigan State looks like it’ll be there is with tickets.
Tyler Hansbrough had 25 points and 11 rebounds, leading the top-ranked Tar Heels in a 98-63 win over the 13th-ranked Spartans on Wednesday night.
Tennessee forward Tyler Smith had 12 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for the first triple-double in school history, helping the No. 10 Vols roll to an 87-69 victory over UNC-Asheville. The win also gave Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl the 400th win of his career.
In other Top 25 games Wednesday, it was No. 3 Pittsburgh 78, Duquesne 51; No. 14 Xavier 81, Auburn 74; No. 15 Wake Forest 83, Indiana 58; and No. 16 Syracuse 88, Cornell 78.
North Carolina’s Wayne Ellington scored 13 of his 17 points in the first half when Michigan State was still contesting the outcome.
Ty Lawson had 17 points, eight assists and seven steals and Deon Thompson added 10 points and seven rebounds.
No. 15 Wake Forest 83, Indiana 58
At Winston-Salem, N.C., James Johnson scored 15 of his 21 points in the first half, and the Demon Deacons continued their best start since 2003.
L.D. Williams added 16 points for Wake Forest (7-0). Indiana native Jeff Teague scored all 14 of his points after halftime and freshman Al-Farouq Aminu added 12.

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Sports Roundup

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Tommy Tuberville stepped down Wednesday after 10 years as Auburn’s coach, a reign that included a perfect season and a string of overachieving teams but ended with the worst record of his tenure.
Tuberville was 85-40 in his decade with Auburn, including a 13-0 season in 2004 when the Tigers finished No. 2 in the nation and won the Southeastern Conference title for the first time in 15 years. But Auburn went 5-7 this year and was routed 36-0 at the end by rival Alabama, currently ranked No. 1.
‘‘The last 10 years have been a great time in my life, both professionally and personally,’’ Tuberville said in a statement. ‘‘It’s been a great place to coach and live, and we’ve had a lot of success along the way. I’m going to remain in Auburn and help the Auburn family however I can. I’m very appreciative of the coaches, players, staff and Auburn fans over the last decade.’’

Tar Heels, Hansbrough impress in win over Spartans

DETROIT (AP) — North Carolina appears destined to play at Ford Field again in the 2009 Final Four. The only way Michigan State looks like it’ll be there is with tickets.
Tyler Hansbrough had 25 points and 11 rebounds, leading the top-ranked Tar Heels in a 98-63 win over the 13th-ranked Spartans on Wednesday night.
Tennessee forward Tyler Smith had 12 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for the first triple-double in school history, helping the No. 10 Vols roll to an 87-69 victory over UNC-Asheville. The win also gave Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl the 400th win of his career.
In other Top 25 games Wednesday, it was No. 3 Pittsburgh 78, Duquesne 51; No. 14 Xavier 81, Auburn 74; No. 15 Wake Forest 83, Indiana 58; and No. 16 Syracuse 88, Cornell 78.
North Carolina’s Wayne Ellington scored 13 of his 17 points in the first half when Michigan State was still contesting the outcome.
Ty Lawson had 17 points, eight assists and seven steals and Deon Thompson added 10 points and seven rebounds.
No. 15 Wake Forest 83, Indiana 58
At Winston-Salem, N.C., James Johnson scored 15 of his 21 points in the first half, and the Demon Deacons continued their best start since 2003.
L.D. Williams added 16 points for Wake Forest (7-0). Indiana native Jeff Teague scored all 14 of his points after halftime and freshman Al-Farouq Aminu added 12.

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