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Cancer recurrence sidelines Wolfpack coach

When Kay Yow learned the breast cancer she beat nearly two decades ago had returned, she didn't keep it a secret from her North Carolina State team.

"She didn't want them to be hanging, wondering what was happening next," associate head coach Stephanie Glance said.

The school made Yow's illness public Monday, announcing that Glance will coach the next two games in Yow's place while the coach is treated.

Yow, who earned her 600th win at the school last month, is scheduled to miss Friday's game against North Carolina and Monday's against Virginia Tech.

The coach, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987, is expected to return to the bench against Miami on Jan. 20.

Yow had surgery last month to treat what school officials described as a "limited tumor recurrence." Besides her surgery, her relapse is being treated with radiation and daily hormone therapy.

As part of the first phase of treatment, Yow's diet will be modified over the next eight days. Her doctors said the recurrence is unusual but not rare, and the school said it is often controlled by the treatments she is to receive.

School spokeswoman Chennelle Miller declined to say where Yow was being treated.

"She's feeling good. She's in good health," Miller said. "She's going to come back and be as good as she was before."

AP POLL: Duke replaced LSU at No. 1, regaining the position it held at the end of last season, and Rutgers jumped from 14th to fourth after beating its third Top 10 opponent in eight days. Iowa State joined the poll at No. 24 to replace New Mexico.

Monday's games

NO. 18 GEORGIA 97, STETSON 42: Sophomore Cori Chambers scored a career-high 26, including five 3-pointers, and freshman Megan Darrah added 17 points as the host Bulldogs snapped the Hatters' four-game winning streak.

MD.-EASTERN SHORE 67, B-CC 55: Toni Kennedy scored 21 and Kristi Veltkamp 18 as the visiting Hawks won their second straight since losing three in a row.

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