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WSU's Tony Bennett to Virginia

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WSU men's basketball coach, Tony Bennett accepted an offer to become the head coach at the University of Virginia.

Officials for the University of Virginia say expect an announcement on Wednesday naming Bennett their new head coach.

Sources close to Bennett say he met with his players at 2 p.m. Mondayafternoon.

Bennett has headed the team for three seasons. He went 68 and 30 in that time, including a trip to the sweet 16 last year, a first for the university.

We contacted the University's athletic department, but they aren't making any comments at this time.

The details of his new contract are not yet known. The only thing that really is known is this is a shock. Two years ago he signed a 7 year extension with the team that would have kept him here thru 2014.  

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