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Coach Mike Davis gets two-year contract extension at Texas Southern Univ.

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The Texas Southern University board of regents approved a two-year contract extension on Friday for men's basketball coach Mike Davis, which ties him to the Tigers through the 2018 season.

Davis, who led Indiana to the NCAA Final Four in 2002 and was Conference USA Coach of the Year at UAB in 2011, had originally signed a four-year contract with TSU in 2012.

That contract included a two-year mutual option.

TSU exercised the option and Davis agreed.

"I appreciate being appreciated," Davis said in an interview with FOX 26 Sports. "My family loves it in Houston and I'm excited to know my contract has been extended a couple of more years.

Davis has already made a huge impact on the Tigers basketball program.

TSU won the SWAC regular season title this past season with a 16-2 record, and the Tigers finished the season on a 12-game conference winning streak.

However, TSU which was 17-14 overall, was banned from postseason play because of NCAA penalties stemming from the previous coaching staff.

"I am excited to have signed this new deal and have an athletics director who appreciates the work that we've done," Davis said.

Davis shared 2013 SWAC Coach of the Year honors with Southern's Roman Banks.

"We were extremely happy with the outcome of last season during the circumstances in which we brought Mike in," said Charles McClelland, TSU's athletics director.

"He's proven, not only to be a great coach, but a great leader and more importantly a great person and role model.

It was incumbent on us to solidify one of the best coaches in my opinion that we could get at this point in time."

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