Tony Barone, who coached Creighton men's basketball from 1985-91, died Tuesday after a long battle with lung cancer, the school announced. He was 72.
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Barone, who was inducted into the Creighton Hall of Fame, led the Bluejays to an NCAA Tournament upset of New Mexico State in 1991 and finished with a 102-82 record at the school before heading to Texas A&M. He later worked for the Memphis Grizzlies, serving as an assistant, interim head coach and director of player personnel.
Barone's best season at A&M came in 1993-94 when he led the Aggies to a 19-11 season and an NIT berth.
Barone's 1990-91 Creighton team set a then-school record for wins with 24, and swept the Missouri Valley Conference regular-season and tournament championships. The Bluejays also won both league titles in 1989 under Barone.