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Missouri St. makes anticipated move, fires Hinson

Updated: March 9, 2008, 8:31 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Barry Hinson, who failed to take Missouri State to the NCAA tournament in nine seasons, was fired on Sunday.

The move was first reported by ESPN's Doug Gottlieb on Saturday.

Hinson had anticipated the move, which came two days after a 63-58 loss to Illinois State in the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley tournament. In a release, the school said it had "reached an understanding that the program needs to go in a different direction."

"We have talked with ...

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