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Former Maryland Coach Millikan dies at 89

Jan. 28, 2010 at 7:45 PM

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Former University of Maryland basketball Coach Bud Millikan has died, the school said. He was 89.

The school did not release details of Millikan's death in a release Thursday.

He coached the Terrapins from 1950-1967, compiling an overall 243-182 record.

Maryland reached the NCAA Tournament's Elite Eight and won the Atlantic Coast Conference title in the 1957-58 season with a 22-7 mark.

One of his players was current Maryland Coach Gary Williams from 1964-67.

"He was my coach for all four years," Williams said on the school's Web site. "I think his strength was he was a very strict fundamentals coach. That was an important part of a number of us becoming head coaches."

Williams added Millikan's coaching style helped inspire a number of other former players to become successful coaches in their own right, including Colorado's Joe Harrington.

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