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                  Billy Tubbs, all-time winningest OU men’s basketball coach, dies at 85

                  WATCH: Billy Tubbs, OU legend, dies at 85

                  An OU legend is gone.

                  Former Sooners basketball head coach Billy Tubbs died Sunday morning. He was 85. Tubbs had battled an undisclosed form of leukemia since 2015.

                  Tubbs was OU’s all-time winningest coach, compiling a 333-132 record in 14 seasons. He led the Sooners to four Big 8 conference titles.

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                  His crowning achievement was taking the 1987-88 Sooners team to the NCAA National Championship game. The team was spear-headed by three future first-round NBA draft picks: Mookie Blaylock, Harvey Grant, and Stacey King. OU would lose to Kansas in the title game, 83-79.

                  Tubbs grew up in Tulsa and attended Central High School.

                  Tubbs' family confirmed his death to OU athletics. In a statement, the family said Tubbs watched his beloved Sooners football team beat Texas Tech Saturday night.

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