By BRETT MARTEL, the Associated Press
LSU has fired men’s basketball coach Will Wade after receiving formal allegations of serious NCAA violations this week. The university announced the decision Saturday in a joint statement from President William Tate and athletic director Scott Woodward. The firing comes the day after LSU was bounced from the Southeastern Conference Tournament by Arkansas, 79-67, in a quarterfinal game. The university also fired associate head coach Bill Armstrong and named assistant coach Kevin Nickelberry as interim head coach. LSU has gone 22-11 this season and is likely to receive a bid to the NCAA Tournament.