Barry Hinson Coaching His Final Game At MSU Missouri State University is having a press conference this afternoon at 4pm.  It is expected that the athletic department will fire men’s head basketball coach Barry Hinson after seven seasons. (Bill Greenblatt, UPI)

The Springfield News Leader is reporting that ESPN’s Doug Gottlieb, citing an unidentified source, reported Saturday that Hinson had been fired, less than 24 hours after his team’s loss to Illinois State at the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament.

The Bears finished with their seventh straight season with an above .500 record at 17-16.  During Hinson’s nine years the team went 169-117.