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Opp compiled 23-85 record with Salukis

CARBONDALE, Illinois -- Southern Illinois dismissed
women's basketball coach Lori Opp on Tuesday.

Opp had a dreadful 23-85 record, including an 11-61 mark in
Missouri Valley Conference games, in four years at the school.

"This was a tough decision to make because I like and respect
Lori so much," said Salukis director of athletics Paul
Kowalczyk. "But we needed to see more progress from the
program."

A search will begin immediately for Opp's replacement.