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Bennett wins coach of year; Matta, Gillispie second

Updated: March 30, 2007, 4:47 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Tony Bennett, who led Washington State to its best season in 60 years, was selected The Associated Press' college basketball coach of the year Friday.

The 37-year-old Bennett, who succeeded his father, Dick, this season at Washington State, is the second coach to win the award after his first season as a head coach, joining Bill Hodges of Indiana State in 1979.

Bennett laughed when asked what it meant to be selected coach of the year after his first season in that ...

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