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Cynthia Cooper-Dyke resigns as USC women's basketball coach

Cynthia Cooper-Dyke resigns as USC women's basketball coach

Cynthia Cooper-Dyke has resigned after four years coaching basketball at USC, her alma mater.

She had a 70-56 record, including 14-16 this season. Cooper-Dyke left on Friday, a day after the Trojans lost to California. 71-58, in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament in Seattle. They were 5-13 in league play, finishing tied for ninth.

Cooper-Dyke said in a statement that “what is best right now is that I step aside.” She gave no other explanation.

USC Athletic Director Lynn Swann also didn't elaborate, saying only that Cooper-Dyke “is a great Trojan.”

Hired in 2014, Cooper-Dyke guided the Trojans to the Pac-12 tournament title and an NCAA tournament berth while...

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