Horn denies talking to Xavier

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina basketball coach Darrin Horn says he hasn't spoken to any other schools about their coaching jobs.

Horn issued a statement Thursday night saying he is not looking to leave the Gamecocks. Horn says he is proud of what they accomplished in his first year and is excited about the future.

Horn led South Carolina to a 21-10 record last season, tying Tennessee at the top of the Southeastern Conference East Division and just missing a trip to the NCAA tournament.

Several published reports said Horn discussed the job opening at Xavier with school officials.

Horn has four years left on a contract that pays him about $800,000 a season. He came to South Carolina from Western Kentucky.


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