Nebraska women's basketball head coach Connie Yori addresses the media at Arkansas-Little Rock's Jack Stephens Center on Saturday, March 17, 2012. (JACOB HANNAH / Lincoln Journal Star)


Connie Yori's fourth trip to the NCAA Tournament in six years earned her a few more years with the Huskers.

The Nebraska women's basketball coach received a two-year contract extension Tuesday, according to a news release from university. The new contract will keep Yori with the Huskers through 2017.

Yori previously received a three-year contract extension in May of 2010, after leading Nebraska to its best season in school history in 2009-10.

“Although Connie still had three years left on her contract, we felt it was the right time to reward her for another strong season,” NU Athletic Director Tom Osborne said in a release. “We are continuing with Coach Yori to make a long-term commitment to the success of our women’s basketball program."

The Huskers are coming off a successful first year in the Big Ten. Yori led NU to the second-highest victory total in school history with a 24-9 record. Nebraska reached the Big Ten Tournament championship game, where it lost to Purdue in three overtimes and entered the NCAA Tournament as a No. 6 seed. The Huskers lost to Kansas in the first round, but finished No. 22 in the final Associated Press poll.

The 2012-13 season will be Yori's 11th as head coach of the Huskers. With Lindsey Moore, Jordan Hooper and Emily Cady returning, Nebraska is likely to contend for the Big Ten title and another NCAA Tournament berth.

“I am extremely appreciative of the commitment Coach Osborne, Marc Boehm, our administration and the entire state of Nebraska have shown to our program,” Yori said in a release.

Financial details of the contract weren't immediately released.


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