Washington State extends basketball coach Kent's contract

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) Washington State has rolled over basketball coach Ernie Kent's contract through the 2021-22 season. No other terms of the contract were released Wednesday.

Kent led the Cougars to a 13-18 record last season and is 36-57 in three years at the school.

''Ernie and I met following the season and had great dialogue regarding the upward trend in our men's basketball program,'' athletic director Bill Moos said it a statement. ''There have been a few staff changes and our recruiting continues to make positive strides.''

Kent coached at Oregon for 13 seasons, going 235173 from 1997-98 to 2009-10. He also was head coach at St. Mary's for six seasons.

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