Oklahoma State to 'part ways' with basketball coach Travis Ford

BY foxsports • March 18, 2016

Oklahoma State and Travis Ford have agreed to end the basketball coach's tenure.

OSU athletic director Mike Holder announced Friday "that the school and Ford will part ways."

Ford had a 155-111 record in eight years at OSU, but just one NCAA Tournament win. The team went 12-20 this season and 3-15 in the Big 12.

Ford was given a contract extension in 2009 that was to run through the 2018-19 season, a deal that Holder expressed regret about last year in an interview with The Associated Press.

Ford had great success as a recruiter, bringing in high-profile talent such as Marcus Smart, Markel Brown, Le'Bryan Nash and most recently, point guard Jawun Evans.

But winning just one NCAA Tournament game exasperated a fan base that was spoiled by previous success. Eddie Sutton led Oklahoma State to Final Fours in 1995 and 2004.

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