Well, beating UCLA in the NCAA tournament doesn't mean as much as it once did.
Minnesota fired coach Tubby Smith on Monday, one day after the Golden Gophers lost to Florida in the tournament after beating UCLA in the first round.
Smith went 124-81 in six seasons at Minnesota and won 20 games five times. But he went just 46-62 in Big Ten play and never finished higher than sixth in the conference.
"Tubby has had a long and distinguished career and we feel it's time for a fresh set of eyes for our student-athletes and our program in general," Athletic Director Norwood Teague said. "We are grateful to Tubby and his entire staff for their hard work and dedication to this university, our students and the entire Minnesota community."