Kansas fires Bonnie Henrickson

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Kansas has fired women's basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson after 11 seasons that included two trips to the Sweet 16 but not enough consistency to keep the program among the Big 12's best.

Henrickson was relieved of her duties Monday, three days after losing to rival Kansas State in the opening round of the conference tournament. The Jayhawks finished the season 15-17.

She was hired away from Virginia Tech to rebuild a program. But the Jayhawks never finished better than sixth in the Big 12, and the Sweet 16 trips were their only NCAA tournament appearances.

Athletic director Sheahon Zenger said in a statement that assistant coach Katie O'Connor will serve as interim coach. A national search for a full-time replacement was already underway.