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Sources: Tulane expected to fire coach Ed Conroy

Men's College Basketball, Tulane Green Wave

Tulane will fire head coach Ed Conroy at the conclusion of the season, sources confirmed to ESPN.

The 10th-seeded Green Wave (12-21) upset No. 2 seed Houston 72-69 on Friday night to reach the American Athletic Conference championship semifinals.

After the game, Conroy was asked if he's been told anything specifically about his future.

"I have not," he said.

Conroy said three people behind the bench told him during the game about his reported firing and that he had discussed the matter with his players before the game.

"You're going to come together and play harder," Conroy said. "Anybody who says those things right now doesn't have those kids' best interest at heart."

Conroy, 48, has been with Tulane for six seasons. He entered this past season with an 80-81 record, going to the CIT and CBI once each.

Conroy never finished above .500 in league play while with the Green Wave, losing at least 15 games every season.

Conroy spent four seasons as the head coach at The Citadel before arriving at Tulane, going 49-76 during his time with the Bulldogs. He also made various stops as an assistant coach, including NC State, Tennessee, Tulsa and others.

He signed a contract extension in 2014 that ran through the end of next season.

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