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Posted: Tuesday March 31, 2009 8:47PM; Updated: Tuesday March 31, 2009 9:07PM

Mike Anderson staying at Missouri

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By Seth Davis, SI.com -- Mike Anderson, who led Missouri to a surprise berth in the Elite Eight this season, will remain the Tigers' head coach, SI.com has learned.

Anderson has agreed to a new seven-year deal with Missouri that will pay him $1.6 million annually and keep him in Columbia through 2015-16, a school spokesman said. His current base salary is $850,000.

According to one report, Georgia had offered Anderson a multiyear deal worth $2 million a year, and the 49-year-old coach had also been linked to the Memphis vacancy that opened up when John Calipari took the head coaching job at Kentucky.

But Anderson opted to stay at Missouri, where he has compiled a 65-34 record in three seasons, including a school-record 31-7 in 2008-09. Before coming to Mizzou, Anderson was 89-41 in four seasons at Alabama-Birmingham and took the Blazers to three NCAA tournaments.

Anderson's teams are known for their frenetic full-court defense, a style he learned in 20 years as an assistant to Nolan Richardson at Tulsa and Arkansas.

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