A published report on ESPN.com says Missouri State Lady Bears Coach Kellie Harper will be named the next women’s basketball coach at Tennessee.

The network says sources confirmed the news to ESPN’s Chris Low on Monday.

The story was first reported by Fox News Knoxville.

This season, Harper led the Lady Bears to their first NCAA Sweet 16 since 2001.

She is 118-79 in six seasons at Missouri State.

Harper was Kelly Jolly when she played for the Tennessee Lady Vols, leading the team to NCAA titles in 1996, ’97, and ’98.

Missouri State issued the following statement Tuesday:

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