NASHVILLE, March 18 (UPI) -- Ohio University men's basketball Coach Tim O'Shea, whose team lost a first-round game in the NCAA Tournament Friday, has a new contract that runs through the 2009-10 season.
"We are thrilled to extend coach O'Shea's contract as the head coach of our men's basketball team," OU President Roderick McDavis said in an announcement from the school in Athens, Ohio, after O'Shea was granted a two-year contract extension Thursday.
"We are delighted that he is going to be our coach for the next five years. Coach O'Shea is an outstanding member of the university community and an excellent basketball coach."
The Bobcats won the Mid-American Conference Tournament this season and reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1994 but were defeated by Florida, 67-62, in a game at Nashville.
O'Shea has an overall record of 62-58, including 37-36 in the conference, in four years as OSU coach.