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$750,000 Keeps Lowery at SIU

$750,000 Keeps Lowery at SIU
By: Chad Fryman

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. --It looks like Southern Illinois Univeristy Saluki head basketball coach Chris Lowery is staying in Carbondale.

Saturday night ESPN.com reported Lowery has agreed to a new 7-year deal worth $750,000 dollars a year. 

Lowery has coached the Salukis to three consecutive NCAA Tournament berths including this past season's #4 seed, the program's highest to date.

SIU finished the 2006-07 season with a school-record 29 victories and the program's second run to the Sweet 16 in 5 years where they lost to top seeded Kansas 61-58 in the West Regional Semifinals.

Lowery has recently been mentioned as a candidate for jobs at Michigan and Iowa.

 

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