Coach X'stone Kelvin Sampson signed a continuation of the contract to stay with Cougar through the season of 2024-25, reported at the school.
The new deal will pay Sampson $ 18 million over the next six seasons, sources say ESPN Sam Khan Jr.
Sampson was the first job candidate in Arkansas after Rozorbex released Mike last month Anderson
"I am very happy to be at the University of X'stone," said Sampson. "We have built this program to the point where we can compete for the championships now, and I'm glad that our administration is on board."
Sampson referred to Chancellor Reno Hatoro, chairman of the Board of Directors Tilman Ferritta and sports director Chris Pecsmann, "They gave us a chance to compete for the championships. It's all that the coach wants."
Sampson, 63, took over at X'Weston in 2014 and brought Cougars to two appearances of the NCAA tournament in the last seasons. They finished 33-4 this season, winning the American Athletic Conference and heading to the Sweet 16 before losing to Kentucky last week.
"I'm proud of our team this year," he said. "The most important people are players. Everything we do for them. We have a lot of young people who represent this university in the right way. I am very happy to continue to be a trainer and to recruit children that our fan is proud of. We are happy for the future."
Sampson reinstated a college student who was violated by the NCAA for inappropriate calls to recruits, both in Oklahoma and in Indiana, and resulted in a one-year contract at the NCAA exhibition held by Sampson , who took Ranow in the final four in 2002, from coaching Oleggio until he was hired as X & # 39; Euston.  to this report.