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ESPN's Holly Rowe returns to sideline after cancer surgery

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SVP welcomes back Holly Rowe (0:19)

For the Best Thing I Saw Today, Scott Van Pelt gives a warm welcome back to Holly Rowe, who returned to work as she continues to her fight against cancer. (0:19)

AUSTIN, Texas -- ESPN reporter Holly Rowe returned to work at Monday night's basketball game between No. 1 Kansas and No. 23 Texas after surgery to remove a tumor from her chest.

Rowe said she's excited to be back and had a "conservative" scheduled planned to work the Big 12 tournament and the NCAA women's tournament, including the women's Final Four.

Rowe said she didn't want to miss the Big 12 tournament after "the best Big 12 season in history."

The recent surgery was her second to remove a tumor. Rowe said her doctor told her that doing something that makes her happy will aid her recovery. Rowe said reporting on the teams and sports she has covered "her whole life" makes her smile.

Rowe joined ESPN on a regular basis in 1998 and primarily covers college football, college basketball and softball.