UA to fire women's basketball coach Niya Butts

Posted at 1:33 PM, Mar 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-01 15:33:40-05

After eight seasons that didn't include a single NCAA Tournament appearance, Arizona Wildcats athletics director Greg Byrne announced UA will replace women's basketball coach Niya Butts at the end of the 2015-16 season.

UA finished the regular season with a 12-18 record, including a 3-15 mark in Pac-12 play. Butts, who was hired by the Wildcats in 2008, has a 101-146 career record in Tucson, and a 34-110 mark in conference play.

Butts won two NCAA championships as a forward at Tennessee.