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OSU needs a coach-Underwood goes to Illinois

Oklahoma State head coach Brad Underwood yells from the sideline during a first-round game against Michigan in the men's NCAA college basketball tournament in Indianapolis, Friday, March 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Just a day after losing in the first round of the NCAA tournament Oklahoma State needs a new head basketball coach.

Brad Underwood has left OSU to become the head coach at Illinois. Underwood just completed his first season in Stillwater and completed a 20-13 season with a 92-91 loss to Michigan on Friday, in the first round of the NCAA Midwest Regional.

The OSU Cowboys Athletic Director Mike Holder released a statement saying, "We are saddened and disappointed in Brad’s decision to leave Oklahoma State after one year, We are trying to digest this news,” Holder goes on to say, “We wish Brad and his family well. In the meantime, we will consider the situation and move forward.”

Underwood was at Stephen F. Austin for three years before coming to OSU. Underwood will replace John Groce, who was released earlier this month, at Illinois.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.

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