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Report: Anthony Evans To Take Over FIU Men’s B-Ball Team

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OMAHA, NE - MARCH 16: Head coach Anthony Evans of the Norfolk State Spartans reacts as he coaches in the first half against the Missouri Tigers during the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at CenturyLink Center on March 16, 2012 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

OMAHA, NE – MARCH 16: Head coach Anthony Evans of the Norfolk State Spartans reacts as he coaches in the first half against the Missouri Tigers during the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at CenturyLink Center on March 16, 2012 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

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MIAMI (CBSMIAMI) – Florida International University won’t be without a men’s basketball coach for very long. According to the Associated Press, former Norfolk State coach Anthony Evans has resigned and will take over the FIU program.

Evans is expected to be officially announced as the FIU head coach on Tuesday.

Evans spent six seasons at Norfolk State and last season guided the Spartans to 26 victories and their first Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament championship. As a No. 15 seed in their first NCAA tournament, they upset Missouri before falling to Florida.

The Spartans went 16-0 in the MEAC during the regular season this year, but lost their opener in the conference tournament.

Norfolk State says associate head coach Robert Jones will serve as interim coach next season.

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