Maryland extends basketball coach Turgeon through 2026

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Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon directs his players during the second half of a college basketball game against Alabama in the second round of the NCAA tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis Monday, March 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) Maryland agreed Wednesday with basketball coach Mark Turgeon on a contract extension through the 2025-26 season.

Turgeon has led the Terrapins to five NCAA Tournament appearances during his decade at the school. Most recently, Maryland reached the second round this season before losing to Alabama.

''We believe in Coach Turgeon and are excited about what the future holds for Maryland basketball,'' athletic director Damon Evans said. ''Coach is fully committed to Maryland, and we are in agreement of the expectations for our program as we move forward. Coach and the staff have already been at work recruiting and building on our recent success.''

Turgeon's deal includes what the university calls ''revised financial terms.'' He was previously extended through 2023 in 2016 when Maryland made it to the Sweet 16.

Turgeon succeeded national championship-winning coach Gary Williams as Maryland's coach in 2011. He recently landed transfers Qudus Wahab, a center from Georgetown and Fatts Russell, a point guard from Rhode Island.

''Maryland is a special place, and my commitment to the program has never wavered,'' Turgeon said. ''I am extremely proud of our recent accomplishments as Big Ten champions and as NCAA Tournament qualifiers six of the last seven years and we are hungry for more.''

Maryland is 221-113 during Turgeon's 10 seasons in College Park.

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