Halfway through his second season in Hattiesburg, Southern Miss basketball coach Donnie Tyndall has reached 40 wins faster than any coach in the program's history.
The University has taken notice.
The Sun Herald's Patrick Magee reports the school and coach Tyndall have agreed to a four-year contract worth $500,000 annually, running through the 2017-'18 season.
The 13-2 Golden Eagles received 15 votes in the latest coaches poll, putting them on the brink of the top 25 for the first time in 23 years.
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