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Jones hired as Boston basketball coach


BOSTON (AP) - Boston College assistant Joe Jones has been hired by Boston University to be its men's basketball coach.

The school announced Thursday that Jones would replace Patrick Chambers, who left early this month after two years to become head coach at Penn State. Boston reached the NCAA tournament this season where it lost in the second round to Kansas.

Jones was associate head coach at Boston College for one season after seven seasons as head coach at Columbia. The Lions won 16 games in 2006-07, their most since 1992-93.

His college coaching career began at Hofstra as an assistant from 1994-97. He was an assistant at Villanova from 1997-2003 before moving to Columbia. His brother, James, has been head coach at Yale the past 12 seasons.

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