Nebraska extends Connie Yori contract through 2017

Nebraska women’s basketball coach Connie Yori has received a

two-year contract extension through 2017.

Athletic director Tom Osborne said Tuesday that Yori deserved to

be rewarded for a 2011-12 season in which the Cornhuskers went

24-9, including 10-6 in their first year in the Big Ten, and

advanced to the championship game of the conference tournament.

Yori, who earned a base salary of $660,000 last year, will be

paid $673,000 in 2012-13.

The Cornhuskers lost to Kansas in the first round of the NCAA

tournament and finished the season ranked No. 22.

Yori, entering her 11th season at Nebraska, has guided the

Huskers to eight postseason tournament appearances and more than 20

wins a season over the past nine years.