Apr 26, 2012, 10:55 AM EDT
Just one day after it was reported that Kermit Davis was not interested in the job at Southern Miss, it becomes clear exactly why.
Middle Tennessee has announced that Davis has signed a five-year extension with the school, keeping him in town through the 2016-17 season.
“My family and I truly love Middle Tennessee State University and the city of Murfreesboro,” said Davis in a statement. “We have a great culture of players, coaches, and support staff that eagerly awaits the start of the 2012-13 campaign.
“A tremendous nucleus of players return from our 27-win, championship team, along with two quality recruits which makes the upcoming season very exciting.”
The Blue Raiders won the Sun Belt regular-season championship with a conference record of 14-2, but lost out on an NCAA tournament bid to Western Kentucky.
They went on to compete in the NIT, where they advanced to the quarterfinals, before losing to Minnesota.
Davis’s recruiting class in 2012 is headed by 6-1 point guard Trantel Knight, who averaged 8.2 points and 3.9 rebounds as a freshman at Middle Georgia, before transferring to Chipola Junior College (Fl.).
“I am appreciative of the opportunity to lead Middle Tennessee basketball into what we think will be one of the most exciting times in program history,” Davis said in closing.
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