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At Missouri State, Hinson had consecutive 22-win seasons in 2005-06 and 2006-07, but the lack of NCAA tournament invitations may have cost him his job.

“I was unable to deliver an NCAA tournament berth, and the buck stops with me,” Hinson said after his firing. “I am disappointed that we did not accomplish that most of all for the players, fans and supporters of Bears basketball.”

Before coaching Missouri State, Hinson compiled a 36-23 record as head coach of Oral Roberts, where he was an assistant coach for four seasons under Self.