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Extension keeps coach with Tulsa through 2012-13

TULSA, Okla. -- Tulsa extended the contract of coach Doug
Wojcik by two years Thursday after he pulled the program out of a
run of three straight losing seasons.

The extension will keep Wojcik with the Golden Hurricane for six
more seasons, through the 2012-13 season.

"I'm excited to receive a contract extension. It shows great
commitment toward my staff and I," Wojcik said in a statement.
"There are so many positive things taking place at TU and in the
community that make it such an exciting time for my family and I to
be in Tulsa."

Wojcik, who in 2005 took over a team that had back-to-back
nine-win seasons, has a 31-28 record in two seasons at Tulsa.
Terms of his contract were not disclosed.

"Doug has done a tremendous job in his two seasons by
inheriting a team with back-to-back nine win seasons and leading us
to 20 victories in just his second year," athletic director Bubba
Cunningham said. "We believe that Doug has injected into our
program a passion for returning Golden Hurricane basketball to
greatness and where Tulsa fans are used to seeing it."

Tulsa went to the NCAA tournament eight times between 1994 and
2003, advancing as far as the round of eight in 2000 under current
Kansas coach Bill Self. The Golden Hurricane also won the NIT the
following year.

That run of success faded in the final two years under John
Phillips, and Wojcik was brought in after Alvin "Pooh" Williamson
had replaced Phillips on an interim basis.

Wojcik, a former assistant to Tom Izzo at Michigan State,
quickly revamped the roster, led Tulsa to a 20-11 record last season.