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The Associated Press | April 2, 2014

New Mexico's Neal receives two-year contract extension

Craig Neal
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- New Mexico has given men's head basketball coach Craig Neal a two-year contract extension after he led the Lobos to the NCAA tournament in his first season.

The deal was announced Monday by athletic director Paul Krebs. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Neal's original five-year contract ran through the 2017-18 season. The new deal runs through 2019-20.

After six seasons as the associate head coach, Neal led New Mexico to a 27-7 record this season, including a 15-3 mark in the Mountain West.

Neal's 27 wins is tied for the 12th-most in NCAA history for first-year head coaches.

He became the first New Mexico coach to bring the Lobos to the NCAA tournament in his initial season.

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