Tubby Smith's nephew killed in Massachusetts

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A nephew of Minnesota basketball coach Tubby Smith was stabbed to death during a fight at an off-campus apartment in Worcester, Mass., according to the Associated Press:

Police say 19-year-old William L. Smith, a Becker College who lived in Scotland, Md., was killed early Sunday. The University of Minnesota confirmed the victim's relationship with the basketball coach.

Smith was stabbed once in the chest after a fight involving students and nonstudents broke out during a house party and spilled into the street, Detective Captain Edward McGinn said. McGinn says a weapon was recovered at the scene. No arrests have been made, but police say they interviewed numerous witnesses and were pursuing several leads.

Gary Bowman, director of University athletic communications, said Smith was out of the office today and they are waiting to speak to him before commenting publicly. We will update if new information is released.

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