AUSTIN (AP) – Texas coach Rick Barnes has received a $200,000 raise that boosts his pay to $2.4 million each season.

The University of Texas System Board of Regents approved the pay hike Wednesday. The motion recognized Barnes for his “commitment, motivation and performance” and the desire to keep him coaching the Longhorns.

Barnes will be entering his 14th season at Texas. He has taken the Longhorns to the NCAA tournament each season but hasn’t advanced past the second round in four of the last five years.

Texas is losing three starters from last season’s squad that rose to No. 3 in the nation. But Barnes has assembled one of the top-ranked recruiting classes for next season.

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