Marquette runs through IUPUI 86-50

Associated Press

Marquette runs through IUPUI 86-50

CREATED Dec. 14, 2013

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Marquette coach Buzz Williams says he was shocked by the sudden resignation of athletic director Larry Williams.

Larry Williams ran Marquette's athletic department for two years before he resigned on Friday to pursue leadership opportunities outside of the university.

Buzz Williams says he found out about the resignation after practice on Friday. He says he is grateful for what Larry Williams accomplished at Marquette and he has "great faith" in Bill Cords, who will serve as athletic director until a replacement is found.

School spokesman Brian Dorrington says university officials will be working over the next several weeks to set a timeline and a process for hiring a new athletic director.

Buzz Williams coached Marquette to an 86-50 victory over IUPUI on Saturday.