Andy Kennedy given new deal

Mississippi coach Andy Kennedy has received a new four-year contract, the maximum allowed under state law.

He will earn an overall salary of $1.8 million-plus per year. He made $1.4 million last season.

Kennedy is the school's all-time winningest coach with 152 wins and led the Rebels to the SEC tournament title with a victory over Florida and a round of 32 NCAA tournament finish after a victory over Wisconsin.

He just completed his seventh season with the Rebels, finishing with a 27-9 record overall, 12-6 in the SEC.

The Rebels return high-scoring guard Marshall Henderson, who averaged 20.1 points a game, to next season's team.