February 1, 2012; Columbia, MO, USA; Missouri Tigers head coach Robin Pingeton and forward Christine Flores (50) and center Liz Smith (45) and guard Bailey Gee (2) and guard Bree Fowler (3) cheer from the bench during the second half against the Baylor Bears at Mizzou Arena. The Bears won 71-41. Mandatory Credit: Dak Dillon-US PRESSWIRE
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Missouri is giving women's basketball coach Robin Pingeton (PIHNJ-tuhn) an extra year to turn around the struggling program after a two-win Big 12 season that was the worst conference mark in school history.
Athletic director Mike Alden announced the one-year contract extension late last week. It's the second extension for Pingeton in as many years. She signed a five-year deal when hired in 2010 from Illinois State.
Missouri finished the regular season 12-17 overall and 2-16 in league play in its final Big 12 season, and was often overmatched before winning two conference games late in the year.
The last-place Tigers are seeded 10th in the Big 12 Tournament and face No. 7 Oklahoma State on Wednesday in Kansas City. The Cowgirls beat Missouri 68-47 on Saturday in Stillwater.
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