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Purdue fires coach Hazell after 3-plus seasons and 9 wins

Darrell Hazell never won consecutive games at Purdue and his latest failed attempt to string together a couple victories turned out to be his last.

Purdue fired Hazell on Sunday midway through his fourth season and less than 24 hours after the Boilermakers again could not win two in a row.

Hazell was 9-33 overall with just three Big Ten victories since taking over in 2013. At .220, He finished with the worst winning percentage of any Purdue coach in 95 years.

His dismissal had seemed almost inevitable entering this season, but a 3-2 start with victories over Eastern Kentucky and Nevada, along with an overtime win over Illinois on Oct. 8 gave some hope that he would be...