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Kay Yow burial service draws about 300 mourners

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01-31 0204[TEXT]TRANSLATED BY: deftext.xrulNorth Carolina State women's basketballcoach Kay Yow has been laid to rest a week after her deathfollowing a long fight against cancer.

Yow was buried Saturday in her hometown of Gibsonville, about 70miles west of Raleigh. The Hall of Famer coached at nearby Elon forfour years before taking over at N.C. State in 1975 and piling upmore than 700 career wins.

Among about 300 mourners was the Wolfpack team and coachingstaff. After the graveside service on a chilly and windy morning,the team boarded a bus for Sunday's game at Virginia Tech.

Yow was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987, but led theU.S. Olympic women's team to a gold medal the following season. Thedisease recurred during the 2004-05 season and lingered since.


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