Former LSU basketball coach Trent Johnson fired at TCU _lowres

FILE - In this March 5, 2016, file photo, TCU head coach Trent Johnson watches from the sidelines during the second half of a college basketball game against Oklahoma, in Fort Worth, Texas. Trent Johnson was fired Monday, March 14, 2016, as TCU's basketball coach after the Horned Frogs won only eight Big 12 Conference games in his four seasons. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins, File)

TCU confirmed the firing Monday of head basketball coach Trent Johnson, who coached at LSU for four seasons from 2008 to 2012.

ESPN and CBS first reported the news Sunday night that Johnson had been fired after four seasons at TCU. He had two years remaining on the six-year contract he signed in April 2012.

Johnson left LSU after the 2011-12 season to accept the job at TCU. but struggled to have success at the Big 12 school. He was 50-79 overall and only 8-64 in conference play.

Johnson lost Kenrich Williams, his top returning scorer, before this season started and finished 12-21 overall with a 2-16 mark in the Big 12.

TCU was eliminated from the Big 12 tournament on Thursday with a loss to West Virginia.

In his four seasons at LSU, Johnson was 67-62 overall with a 25-39 record in regular-season Southeastern Conference play. In his first season in 2008-09, he led the Tigers to the SEC regular-season title and into the second round of the NCAA tournament.

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