Hofstra, Mihalich agree to extension

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) Joe Mihalich has signed a contract extension with Hofstra through the 2020-21 season.

The Pride won 24 games last season and were the regular-season champions of the Colonial Athletic Association. They lost in the first round of the NIT to eventual champion George Washington.

In three years at Hofstra, Mihalich has guided the Pride to 54 wins, including back-to-back 20-win campaigns in 2014-15 and 2015-16. It marks the best three-year stretch to start a Hofstra head coaching career since Paul Lynner won 57 games from 1962-65.

Last May the men's basketball program achieved a perfect score in the Academic Progress Rates for the 2013-14 year.

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