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Barnes replaces Perry at Georgia State

Updated: March 19, 2007, 3:09 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Former Mississippi coach Rod Barnes was hired Monday as the basketball coach at Georgia State, which fired Michael Perry after the team was eliminated from the Colonial Athletic Association tournament.

Athletic director Mary McElroy said Barnes brings the "discipline, attitudes and work habits" to win at Georgia State.

The 41-year-old Barnes was an assistant at Oklahoma this season. He was the 2001 Naismith national coach of the year after leading Mississippi ...

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