University of Akron men’s basketball coach Keith Dambrot received a one-year contract extension, the school announced Monday.
Dambrot led the Zips to a 26-win season last year, cracking the top 25 for the first time in school history and earning the program’s fourth NCAA Tournament birth.
He was named 2012-13 Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year after the Zips tied a school record with 26 wins.
Dambrot signed a 10-year contract in July 2012 and is now under contract through the 2022-23 season.
The Zips are 210-94 in nine seasons under Dambrot, with a 107-41 record in the Mid-American Conference.
The Zips have won 22 games in six consecutive seasons, joining Duke, Gonzaga, Kansas, Ohio State and Pittsburgh as the only Division I schools in the country to have such a streak.
Kent State University battled back and forth with the visiting Ohio State Buckeyes but ultimately fell 4-3.
Hannah Faulkner got the Golden Flashes (4-5) on the board early, scoring seven minutes in off an assist by Julia Hofmann.
The Buckeyes (3-5) tied it two minutes later and scored again before the half to go ahead 2-1.
Melanie Kahn scored for the Flashes before halftime and Missy Ramsey scored 27 seconds into the second half to go ahead 3-2, but the Flashes were not able to contain the Buckeyes who scored twice more to win.