The Oklahoman, Sarah Phipps, File, Associated Press
FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2011 file photo, Oklahoma State interim head coach Jim Littell point to the ceiling following an NCAA college basketball game against Coppin State at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla. Regents were expected to vote Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, to approve a contract to pay $300,000 per year to Littell, who took over the program after Kurt Budke was killed in a plane crash in November.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma State regents have approved a raise of nearly $100,000 for Jim Littell, who became the women's basketball coach after Kurt Budke died in a plane crash last fall.

Littell is now set to make just less than $300,000 over the course of a four-year contract. University officials said that although the terms have been approved, Littell's new contract is not finalized yet, so a copy was not available.

The Cowgirls have won nine of 13 games since Littell took over after Budke and assistant coach Miranda Serna were killed in a Nov. 17 plane crash while recruiting in Arkansas. Among the victories was the team's second win in the Bedlam rivalry against Oklahoma since 1999.