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FILE - In this March 16, 2008, file photo, Arkansas coach John Pelphrey watches the second half of the championship game of the Southeastern Conference basketball tournament in Atlanta. Georgia won the game. Arkansas fired Pelphrey on Sunday, March 13, 2011, and called a news conference to discuss the future of the program. Pelphrey was 69-59 in four seasons with the Razorbacks, including an 18-13 record this season. Arkansas lost to Tennessee in the opening round of the Southeastern Conference tournament on Thursday. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)
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FILE - In this March 16, 2008, file photo, Arkansas coach John Pelphrey watches the second half of the championship game of the Southeastern Conference basketball tournament in Atlanta. Georgia won the game. Arkansas fired Pelphrey on Sunday, March 13, 2011, and called a news conference to discuss the future of the program. Pelphrey was 69-59 in four seasons with the Razorbacks, including an 18-13 record this season. Arkansas lost to Tennessee in the opening round of the Southeastern Conference tournament on Thursday. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)

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