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Bennett aware WSU fans upset

PULLMAN, Wash. - Tony Bennett is aware that Washington State basketball fans are upset he left to become coach at Virginia.

Bennett told The Spokesman-Review on Thursday that he hopes fans will eventually remember that lots of good things happened to the program in his time there.

Bennett spent the past six years turning the WSU basketball program from doormat to NCAA tournament team. The first three he was an assistant to his father, Dick Bennett. The past three he led the Cougars to a 69-33 record, the best three-year run in program history.

Washington State officials are scrambling to hire a replacement for Bennett and also retain his recruits.

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