By JOHN RABY
AP Sports Writer
South Dakota women’s basketball coach Dawn Plitzuweit is taking over at West Virginia. She led South Dakota to a surprising run to the Sweet 16. South Dakota beat Ole Miss and No. 2 seed Baylor in the NCAA Tournament before losing to Michigan, 52-49. The Coyotes finished the season 29-6. At West Virginia she replaces Mike Carey, who retired two weeks ago after 21 seasons. Plitzuweit will have a five-year contract worth a total of $3 million with a starting salary of $550,000, plus incentives. She went 158-36 in six seasons at South Dakota, including four NCAA Tournament appearances. She was named the Summit League’s coach of the year three times. She takes over a West Virginia team that had just one NCAA Tournament appearance in the past five seasons.