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SLU hires Travis Ford

By The Sports Xchange
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SLU hires Travis Ford
Travis Ford makes his remarks after being introduced as the new men's head basketball coach at Saint Louis University in St. Louis on March 31, 2016. Ford comes to Saint Louis University from Oklahoma State where he held the same position for eight years. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI | License Photo

Travis Ford was named head coach at St. Louis University.

Ford was fired at Oklahoma State earlier this month but had a pair of 20-win seasons with the Cowboys, who played a fast-breaking style. Ford, a former point guard at Kentucky and part of the 1993 Final Four team, said he'll bring the same approach to SLU. He replaces Jim Crews.

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"We are going to deliver a brand of basketball that is fun, exciting, aggressive and up-tempo -- one that recruits will love playing and fans will love watching," Ford said in a statement.

Ford had a 155-111 record in eight seasons and went to the NCAA Tournament five times. He has 345 wins in 19 seasons at Massachusetts, Eastern Kentucky and Campbellsville.

The Billikens went 22-42 the past two seasons. A former assistant to Rick Majerus, Crews was 77-56 in four seasons.

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