Championship rings stolen from former UT basketball player

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- Springfield police say someone stole national championship rings belonging to Missouri State University's women's basketball coach.

Kellie Harper won three college basketball championships when she played at the University of Tennessee from 1996 to 1998.

The Springfield News-Leader reports Harper, who is in her first year coaching Missouri State, reported the theft Saturday. A police report says the rings were taken from her office at JQH Arena sometime after Jan. 15.

Harper's Tennessee team was 100-14 during the three years she played there. Harper scored 20 points in the championship game in 1998 to help Tennessee defeat Louisiana Tech.

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