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North Carolina State has fired women’s basketball coach Kellie Harper after four seasons.
The school said Tuesday that the 35-year-old coach wouldn’t return after missing the NCAA Tournament for the third straight year. Harper, a former player under Tennessee’s Pat Summitt, was the successor to late Hall of Famer Kay Yow, who died in 2009 after a long fight with cancer.
Harper’s first team went 20-14, made a surprise run to the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament final, and reached the NCAAs in 2010. But that season ended up being the high point.