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2 prep coaches suspended for encouraging teams to lose game

In this Feb. 21, 2015, photo, a referee talks to Riverdale high school coach Cory Barrett, left, and Smyrna high school coach Shawn Middleton during a high school basketball game in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Both teams were pulled from the postseason for trying to lose a game to avoid the top-ranked team and improve their chances of advancing to the state tournament. The teams were fined Monday, Feb. 23, and also placed on probation for a year by the Tennessee Secondary School athletic Association. (AP Photo/The Daily News Journal, Steve Hardison) NO SALES

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Two Tennessee girls basketball high school coaches have been suspended for trying to get their teams to lose a game in an attempt to avoid the top-ranked squad and improve their chances of advancing in the state tournament.

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2 prep girls teams caught tanking, banned from postseason

In this Feb. 21, 2015, photo, a referee talks to Riverdale high school coach Cory Barrett, left, and Smyrna high school coach Shawn Middleton during a high school basketball game in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Both teams were pulled from the postseason for trying to lose a game to avoid the top-ranked team and improve their chances of advancing to the state tournament. The teams were fined Monday, Feb. 23, and also placed on probation for a year by the Tennessee Secondary School athletic Association. (AP Photo/The Daily News Journal, Steve Hardison) NO SALES

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A pair of Tennessee girls basketball high school teams have been pulled from the postseason for trying to lose a game to avoid the top-ranked team and improve their chances of advancing to the state tournament.

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