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Buckeyes reward hoops coach Matta with extension

10/22/2006 - Ohio State Buckeyes

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State men's basketball coach Thad
Matta, who led his team to the Big Ten regular-season title last
season, has agreed to a contract extension.

No details were released and the agreement will not become
official until it is approved by the board of trustees, university
spokesman Steve Snapp said Sunday.

Matta, who is entering his third year, has an eight-year deal
worth more than $11 million. The Buckeyes went 26-6 last season and
received a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

His overall record at Ohio State is 46-18. He previously coached
at Xavier and Butler.