McCollum fired after 4 seasons at South Florida

TAMPA, Fla. -- South Florida basketball coach Robert McCullum was fired Friday after the Bulls lost 28 of 32 games during the school's first two seasons in the Big East Conference.

McCullum, who had two years remaining on his contract at about $200,000 per season, went 40-76 in four seasons. South Florida lost its last seven games to finish 12-18 this season.

"When I stepped back and looked at the entire past four seasons, I did not see enough progress in our program over that time. I felt like we should be further along," athletic director Doug Woolard said, adding that a search for a successor would begin

The Bulls spent the first two years of McCullum's tenure in Conference USA. They moved to the Big East in 2005 and lost their first 15 league games before beating Georgetown in the season finale.

This season's highlight was a home victory over then-No. 21 Notre Dame.