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NC State fires Kellie Harper

Updated: March 26, 2013, 7:06 PM ET
Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina State has fired women's basketball coach Kellie Harper after four seasons.

The school said Tuesday 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 ...

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