With the coaching carousel finally at rest (we think), here's the toughest task for each of the 59 new Division I bosses.
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The University of Missouri-Kansas has accepted an invitation to return to the Summit League.
- UMKC accepts invite to return to Summit League
- UMKC hires Northwestern asst. Donlon as coach
- UMKC dismisses Harrison for rule breaches
- McGee, Louisville scandal's focus, quits at UMKC
Missouri-Kansas City hired Northwestern assistant Billy Donlon on Thursday to take over its men's basketball program, which has never qualified for the NCAA tournament at the Division I level.
Conner Toolson had 21 points as Utah Valley topped UMKC 71-64 in the quarterfinals of the Western Athletic Conference Tourney on Thursday night.
Jordan Giles had 17 points and nine rebounds as UMKC romped past Chicago State 76-61 on Saturday as the Cougars lost their 20th straight game.
Terry Winn III had 20 points as Texas Rio Grande Valley narrowly beat UMKC 75-70 on Saturday night.
Johnny McCants had 12 points off the bench to lift New Mexico State to a 75-55 win over UMKC on Thursday night, the Aggies' 14th consecutive victory.
Baylee Steele tallied 15 points and 12 rebounds to lift Utah Valley to a 79-67 win over UMKC on Saturday night.
Terrell Brown scored 21 points, Morgan Means 18 and neither missed from the free throw line in the last 24 seconds as Seattle held off UMKC 69-64 in a game that saw 10 ties and 11 lead changes Thursday night.
Jordan Giles had 14 points off the bench to lift UMKC to a 75-67 win over Cal State Bakersfield on Saturday night.
Rob Whitfield scored 19 points as UMKC topped Grand Canyon 87-75 in overtime on Thursday night.
Jordan Heading scored 24 points, tying his season high, as California Baptist topped UMKC 70-60 on Saturday night. Milan Acquaah added 22 points for the Lancers.
Jordan Jackson scored 22 points on 6-of-8 shooting, Greg Bowie II added 15 points with five 3-pointers, and UT Rio Grande Valley beat UMKC 75-63 on Saturday night.
Terrell Brown scored 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting, including 3 of 6 from 3-point range, on Thursday night to help New Mexico State beat UMKC 70-54 for its sixth win in a row.
Xavier Bishop scored 22 points and UMKC snapped a three-game losing streak with a 63-54 win over Seattle in a Western Athletic Conference battle on Saturday night.
Jake Toolson scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Richard Harward added 16 points and Utah Valley beat UMKC 75-67 on Thursday night for its first conference road win of the year.
Carlos Johnson scored a career-best 21 points and Grand Canyon rolled to 78-50 win over UMKC on Saturday night.
Jarkel Joiner made three free throws with 0.2 seconds on the clock and CSU Bakersfield defeated UMKC 74-73 in a wild finish on Thursday night.
Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer
Louisville coach Rick Pitino on former assistant Wyking Jones getting the Cal job, "Wyking is a hard worker and recruiter and he is more than ready to be a head coach. All three from my (2013) championship team were awesome -- Kevin Keatts (NC State), Wyking Jones (Cal) and Kareem Richardson (UMKC).''
Missouri-Kansas City has dismissed senior guard Martez Harrison, the Roos' second-leading scorer, after an investigation into his behavior by the school's Title IX office.
New Mexico State has been to four straight NCAA tournaments, and the Aggies' run should continue thanks to returning forward Pascal Siakam.