Jan. 4, 2009

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -North Carolina State basketball coach Kay Yow will be sidelined for the game against South Carolina, missing her fourth straight contest because of health concerns.

The 66-year-old coach is battling a recurrence of the breast cancer. She was first diagnosed with the disease in 1987.

The school issued a statement before the start of Sunday's game, saying she would be sidelined again because of a low energy level.

Yow stayed back at the hotel for last week's game in New York against Columbia University because cold temperatures worsened her normally tolerable symptoms. Her low energy level kept her out of home wins last week against Jacksonville State and Georgetown.

Yow's status for the game against No. 2 North Carolina on Jan. 11 won't be known until later in the week, school officials said.