Kentucky extends coach Matthew Mitchell's contract

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's Matthew Mitchell signed a
seven-year extension Thursday, putting him among the highest-paid
coaches in women's college basketball.

The deal runs through the 2018-19 season. Mitchell is guaranteed
at least $7.7 million in salary and endorsements, before
performance-based incentives, over the life of the contract.

The fifth-year coach is 114-56 with the Wildcats. The school has
been to three straight NCAA tournaments, setting a school record,
and two regional finals in the past three years. Kentucky won its
first SEC regular-season championship last season.

Mitchell was an assistant coach at Kentucky from 2003-05 and was
the head coach at Morehead State from 2005-07.

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