Bowling Green fires head men's basketball coach Chris Jans

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) Bowling Green has fired coach Chris Jans after ''an investigation into his recent public conduct,'' the university said in a statement on Thursday.

He led the Falcons to a 21-12 record - a nine-game improvement - in his first year at Bowling Green.

The Falcons went 1-1 in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament after an 11-7 mark in the Mid-American Conference.

In the statement issued by the athletic department, the university said ''Jans' public conduct failed to meet his obligations as a head coach.'' The university didn't specify what the conduct was.

Assistant Mark Downey is taking over day-to-day operations of the program while a search for a replacement begins.

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