Women's College Basketball

 
            === Nebraska extends women's coach Yori through 2017 ===
 
 Lincoln,  NE  (Sports Network)  - Nebraska  has extended  the contract of head
 women's  basketball coach  Connie Yori by two  years after she led the team to
 the second-highest win total in program history.
 
 The deal, announced Tuesday, locks up Yori through 2017.
 
 The Huskers made the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in six years and went
 24-9 this past season. They were 10-6 in their first season in the Big Ten and
 finished runner-up at the conference tournament.
 
 Athletic director Tom Osborne said although Yori still had three years left on
 her contract, the time was right to reward her with an extension. She also got
 a three-year extension in May 2010.
 
 "We  are continuing  with coach  Yori to  make a  long-term commitment  to the
 success  of our  women's basketball program," Osborne said in a statement. "We
 feel  with the  coming of the new  Pinnacle Bank Arena and some talented young
 players already on our roster, the stability of our program could help attract
 even more talented student-athletes in the future.
 
 "We also appreciate that Coach Yori recruits young women of high character who
 are  interested  in serving the  Nebraska community while also performing well
 academically."
 
 Yori  also led the  Huskers to the best season in team history and won several
 coach  of the year awards in 2009-10, when they were the first Big 12 men's or
 women's  team to complete an unbeaten regular season at 29-0, earning them the
 program's first No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
 
 
 06/12 16:02:03 ET

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