Reports: Mississippi State to hire Ben Howland as head basketbal - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reports: Mississippi State to hire Ben Howland as head basketball coach

According to ESPN, Mississippi State will hire former UCLA head coach Ben Howland to take over its basketball program. ESPN says Ben Howland has signed a 4 year contract and will be introduced in Starkville on Tuesday.

Howland led UCLA to 3 straight Final Four appearances from 2006 to 2008.

Howland was fired after the 2012-13 season and replaced with Steve Alford. Rick Ray led the Bulldogs to a 37-60 record during his tenure in Starkville.

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