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Final Four coaches poised to keep cashing in

By Dave Skretta

Associated Press

Published: Tuesday, March 27 2012 1:55 p.m. MDT

Kansas head coach Bill Self answers questions during a news conference, Saturday, March 24, 2012, in St. Louis. Kansas is scheduled to play North Carolina in an NCAA tournament Midwest Regional final college basketball game on Sunday.

Jeff Roberson, Associated Press

Ohio State coach Thad Matta has already cashed in on the Buckeyes' trip to the Final Four.

So have the rest of the coaches whose teams are headed to New Orleans.

Matta has racked up $100,000 in incentives tied to his team's performance in the Big Ten and the NCAA tournament this season. And that doesn't include the one-year extension that was triggered when the Buckeyes beat Michigan State for a share of the conference regular-season title.

Kansas coach Bill Self, whose team plays Ohio State on Saturday night, and John Calipari of Kentucky and Rick Pitino of Louisville are already racking up similar bonus packages, according to a review of their contracts by The Associated Press.

The Wildcats and Cardinals play in the other national semifinal.

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