Braun named new Rice hoops coach

April 7, 2008 5:59:32 PM PDT
The Rice Owls on Monday hired former California Coach Ben Braun to be their new basketball coach, replacing Willis Wilson. Braun is 54 years old and was 219-154 in his 12 years in Berkeley. He was fired March 26 after leading the Bears to eight post season appearances, including an NIT championship. But there were only two postseason appearances in the last five years, leading to his demise in California.

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