Nebraska extends Connie Yori contract through 2017

Yori coached 11th season at Nebraska

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 earned a base salary of $660,000 last year. The athletic department said her new salary hadn’t been finalized.

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.