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 fields for 13 early-season college basketball tournaments were announced Thursday. Here's your handy guide to all 13 ESPN-aired events.
- Ladner takes over as Southern Miss head coach
- Sadler steps down as Southern Miss coach
- Tyndall's 10-year penalty upheld, lawyer says
- Gilbert accepts job to be AD at Southern Miss
Jay Ladner, who coached Southeastern Louisiana the past five years and led the Lions to a Southland Conference regular-season title in 2018, has been hired as Southern Mississippi's head coach.
Doc Sadler is expected to return as an assistant coach at Nebraska, where he was head coach for six seasons.
Jaylon Wilson had 23 points as Longwood romped past Southern Miss 90-68 in the College Basketball Invitational first round on Wednesday night.
Charles Bassey had 10 points and 14 rebounds to lift Western Kentucky to a 70-59 win over Southern Miss in the Conference USA Conference tournament semifinals on Friday.
Tyree Griffin had a season-high 23 points as Southern Miss topped Marshall 82-73 in the Conference USA Tournament quarterfinals on Thursday night. LaDavius Draine added 20 points for the Golden Eagles.
Tyree Griffin tallied 13 points and 11 assists to lift Southern Miss to an 81-48 win over UTSA on Saturday.
LaDavius Draine had 18 points as Southern Mississippi defeated Old Dominion 59-52 on Wednesday night.
Taveion Hollingsworth had 21 points as Western Kentucky narrowly defeated Southern Miss 76-71 on Sunday.
Lewis Sullivan scored 17 points, including a 3-pointer with seven seconds left in regulation, and Tavin Lovan had six of his 16 points in overtime to lead UAB to a 76-72 win over Southern Mississippi on Saturday.
LaDavius Draine had a career-high 24 points as Southern Miss easily beat UTEP 77-47 on Saturday.
Cortez Edwards had 24 points, nine rebounds and five assists as Southern Miss defeated UTSA 78-71 on Thursday night.
LaDavius Draine scored a career-high 22 points as Southern Miss narrowly beat Louisiana Tech 73-71 in overtime on Saturday. Cortez Edwards added 21 points for the Golden Eagles.
Cortez Edwards had 22 points, six steals and five assists, Tyree Griffin scored 21 points, and Southern Mississippi held off Florida Atlantic 74-72 on Saturday.
Leonard Harper-Baker scored a career-high 21 points on 10-of-11 shooting and Southern Miss breezed to an 89-73 victory over Florida International on Thursday night.
LaDavious Draine had 18 points and Southern Mississippi opened the game with a 31-6 run and never looked back, nearly doubling up Marshall 101-51 on Saturday.
Charles Bassey scored 14 points and hauled down 17 rebounds -- the freshman's ninth double-double of the season -- and Western Kentucky placed five in double-figure scoring to hold off Southern Miss 66-63 Thursday night.
Ahmad Caver had 19 points, eight assists and four steals, B.J. Stith scored 17 with four 3-poitners and Old Dominion beat Southern Miss 78-60 on Saturday.
Tyree Griffin had 10 points with six assists and hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with six seconds remaining and Southern Mississippi defeated Charlotte 63-60 on Thursday night.
The NCAA has denied an appeal of Donnie Tyndall's 10-year show-cause penalty for his orchestrating academic fraud while at Southern Miss.
Jon Gilbert is leaving Tennessee to be the athletic director at Southern Miss, it was announced Tuesday.
Former Southern Miss forward Jonathan Mills, 26, was shot and killed in Chicago on Monday near the high school where he once starred.
An attorney for former Southern Mississippi basketball coach Donnie Tyndall says the NCAA's Committee on Infractions missed its deadline to respond to the coach's appeal.
Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer
CBB bracket from coaching sources for Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic (Dec. 22, 23, 25): San Diego State-Southern Miss and Tulsa-Stephen F. Austin on one side of bracket; Utah-San Francisco and Hawaii-Illinois State on other side.