Santa Clara fires basketball coach Kerry Keating

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Santa Clara has fired basketball coach Kerry Keating after nine years.

Athletic director Renee Baumgartner announced the move Monday, days after the Broncos finished an 11-20 season.

Keating had a 139-159 record at Santa Clara and won the 2011 CollegeInsider.com postseason championship and the 2013 College Basketball Invitational postseason title.

Baumgartner said a national search will begin immediately for Keating's successor.

Santa Clara had a 100 percent graduation rate the past eight years.

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