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Minnesota fires women's basketball coach Pam Borton after WNIT loss

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    Minnesota head coach, Pam Borton leads her team as they play South Dakota State in Thursday's 3rd round WNIT basketball game at Frost Arena in Brookings, S.D. March 27, 2014. SDSU beat Minnesota 70-62.(AP Photo/Argus Leader, Elisha Page) NO SALESThe Associated Press

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    Minnesota head coach, Pam Borton watches her team in the final minutes of their 70-62 loss to South Dakota State in the third round WNIT basketball game at Frost Arena in Brookings, S.D., Thursday, March 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Argus Leader, Elisha Page) NO SALESThe Associated Press

Minnesota has fired basketball coach Pam Borton a day after a loss to South Dakota State in the women's NIT.

Athletic director Norwood Teague said Friday it's time to look for another coach "to position this program for long-term success."

Ten years ago, Borton guided the Golden Gophers to their only Final Four. She led the school to NCAA tournament appearances in six of her first seven seasons. But a program she helped revive has not made the NCAAs since 2009.

Borton is the winningest coach in program history with a 236-152 record. The Gophers went 22-13 this season, their most victories since 2004-05.