- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 30, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Matt Painter is staying at Purdue after talking with Missouri about its coaching vacancy.

Purdue announced Wednesday that it has agreed to an eight-year contract with Painter through the 2018-19 season. Terms were not disclosed.

The 40-year-old Painter has been selected the Big Ten’s coach of the year three times and led the Boilermakers to Sweet 16 appearances in 2009 and 2010. Purdue (26-8) made it to the third round of this year’s NCAA tournament but was knocked out by Final Four participant Virginia Commonwealth.

Last year, Purdue rewarded Painter with a contract through the 2016-17 season. It included a $1.3 million base salary and up to $1 million in incentives.