Missouri gives women’s hoops coach Pingeton contract extension

By the Associated Press

Robin Pingeton has signed on for an additional year with Missouri.

Missouri is giving women’s basketball coach Robin Pingeton an extra year to turn around the struggling program after a two-win Big 12 season that was the worst conference mark in school history.

Athletic director Mike Alden announced the one-year contract extension late last week. It’s the second extension for Pingeton in as many years. She signed a five-year deal when hired in 2010 from Illinois State.

Missouri finished the regular season 12-17 overall and 2-16 in league play in its final Big 12 season, and was often overmatched before winning two conference games late in the year.

The last-place Tigers are seeded 10th in the Big 12 Tournament and face No. 7 Oklahoma State on Wednesday in Kansas City. The Cowgirls beat Missouri 68-47 on Saturday in Stillwater.

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