Adrian Wiggins gets Mississippi job

Updated: March 27, 2012, 2:28 AM ET
Associated Press

OXFORD, Miss. -- Adrian Wiggins is the new women's basketball coach at Mississippi.

The school announced the hiring on Monday night. He will be officially introduced at a press conference Wednesday.

Wiggins has guided Fresno State to five straight NCAA tournament appearances. The Bulldogs won a school record 28 games this season before losing to Georgetown in the opening round of the tournament.

He has a career record of 175-66 after taking over for the final 11 games of the 2004-05 season. Wiggins was an assistant at Fresno State from 2002-05.

Wiggins replaces Renee Ladner, who announced in early March that she was stepping down as head coach.

Mississippi was 12-18 this season.


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