Davis gets vote of confidence

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Providence coach Keno Davis has been given a contract extension after his first season in which the Friars won 19 games.

Davis, the 2008 AP Coach of the Year at Drake, guided Providence to a 19-14 overall record -- and a 10-8 Big East mark. The win total was the most by a Providence coach in his first season.

The extension announced Tuesday will keep Davis at Providence through the 2015-16 season.

Athletic director Bob Driscoll says the new deal is a vote of confidence in Davis' performance. Driscoll also signed a contract extension.