Rice gets extended at Robert Morris

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Robert Morris basketball coach Mike Rice has signed a one-year contract extension through the 2016-17 season.

Rice was interviewed by several schools after Robert Morris narrowly lost to Villanova in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Earlier this week, he reportedly turned down the chance to coach Tulane.

The extension, announced Thursday, is the second in two seasons for the former Pittsburgh assistant. Three seasons were added to Rice's contract last year after the Colonials won the Northeast Conference tournament title for the first time since 1992.

Robert Morris repeated this season, beating top-seeded Quinnipiac on the road in the conference championship game. The Colonials are 73-31 in three seasons under Rice.