South Carolina approves contract for Horn

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina officials have approved a
five-year, $800,000 annual contract for new basketball coach Darrin
University spokesman Russ McKinney said the board of trustees'
executive committee approved the deal Tuesday.
South Carolina athletics director Eric Hyman was scheduled to
introduce the new Gamecocks coach at a news conference later
The 35-year-old Horn replaces South Carolina coach Dave Odom,
who retired at the end of the season.
Horn went 111-48 in five seasons at his alma mater.
The Hilltoppers went 29-7 this season, their best since 1993.
They won the Sun Belt Conference title and advanced to the West
Regional semifinals, losing to top-seeded UCLA.
South Carolina went 14-18.

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