Women's College Basketball

 
              === Kentucky, Mitchell agree to 7-year extension ===
 
 Lexington,  KY  (Sports Network) -  Kentucky and head women's basketball coach
 Matthew Mitchell have agreed to a new seven-year contract.
 
 The deal was announced at a press conference Thursday afternoon and comes less
 than two years after Mitchell had agreed to a five-year deal in November 2010.
 
 Mitchell,  who was hired  in April 2007, has led Kentucky to the postseason in
 all  five of  his seasons, including a program-record three straight berths in
 the NCAA Tournament.
 
 The  team's success has been overshadowed by the men's program, which just won
 its eighth national title.
 
 "It's  been a  really nice year in UK athletics," said athletic director Mitch
 Barnhart.
 
 Mitchell's  114  wins rank third  in program history.  Kentucky made it to the
 regional  finals as a No.  2 seed this year and ended No. 12 in the AP poll --
 the second highest finish in school history in that poll.
 
 05/03 17:23:18 ET

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