PHILADELPHIA (AP) - La Salle has rewarded coach John Giannini with a contract extension after he led the Explorers to their best NCAA tournament run since 1955.
Terms of the deal were not released Thursday. Giannini led the Explorers (24-10) to their first NCAA appearance since 1992, and they went all the way to the round of 16. La Salle beat Boise State in the ``First Four,'' then defeated Kansas State and Mississippi. The Explorers also upset Top 25 teams Butler and VCU in the same week during the regular season.
Giannini is 143-138 in nine seasons with La Salle and made a trip to the NIT in 2012. His 143 wins are third-most in La Salle history.
Giannini calls it an ``honor'' to coach at the school and says he remains ``deeply invested'' in the program.

NCAAB Headlines

NCAAB Top Stories

Thumbnail Final Four Game Odds As Saturday’s Final Four games approach, here is a look at the odds for the two national semifinals.
Thumbnail TCU vs. Central Florida Prediction Which No. 4 seed will reach the NIT Tournament finals tonight when Central Florida faces TCU in the semifinals at...
Thumbnail Bakersfield vs. Georgia Tech Pick In an improbable NIT Tournament semifinal, eighth-seeded CSU Bakersfield will face off with No. 6 Georgia Tech tonight at 7PM ET. Which team will come away with a win...
Thumbnail Final Four Odds The NCAA Tournament is down to its Final Four. Here is an updated look at the odds to win this year’s national championship.
Thumbnail Kentucky vs. UNC Total Pick Will the South Regional Finalbetween North Carolinaand Kentuckybe another high-scoring game? Here’s our take on the total.

NCAAB Team Pages