South Carolina Tuesday fired men's basketball coach Darrin Horn.
The Gamecocks finished last in the Southeastern Conference at 2-14, their worst record in 20 years in the league. South Carolina's overall 10-21 record marked just the fourth 20-loss season in more than a century of basketball.
Horn, who just completed his fourth season as the Gamecocks' coach, has three years remaining on his contract and is owed a total of $2.4 million.
Horn was hired from Western Kentucky after leading the Hilltoppers to the Sweet 16 in 2008.
His first team at South Carolina went 21-10 and 10-6 in the SEC, winning the Eastern Division. But it wasn't enough to get the team's first NCAA tournament bid since 2004, and his teams won fewer games each season after that.
Horn issued a statement thanking fans for their support. "My family and I have thoroughly enjoyed our time in Columbia and wish nothing but the best for the Gamecocks," Horn said.
Horn has been a head coach for nine seasons, with an overall record of 171-111.