UConn has finalized a two-year contract extension for men's basketball head coach Dan Hurley, the school announced Friday.

Hurley's new deal will tie him to the program through March 2027 and pay him $2.9 million next season.

"During Dan's introductory press conference almost three years ago, I said that he is the absolute right fit for UConn," David Benedict, the school's director of athletics, said in a statement.

"The success of the team this year, the culture he has instilled in his program, and the excitement the Huskies have generated throughout UConn Nation make it abundantly clear that Coach Hurley is the right leader of our men's basketball program for many years to come."