The Mississippi State Bulldogs are finalizing a deal to make New Mexico State’s Chris Jans their new males’s basketball coach, in response to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports activities.

Jans, 52, spent 5 seasons with the New Mexico State Aggies and led this system to 4 common season WAC titles and three WAC Match titles. On Thursday, the 12-seed Aggies pulled off one of many upsets of the 2022 NCAA Match by beating 5-seed Connecticut, 70-63. Two days later, New Mexico State misplaced 53-48 in opposition to 4-seed Arkansas.

In Starkville, Miss., Jans will take over a program that hasn’t received an NCAA Match recreation since 2008. Ben Howland led the staff to a 134-98 document in seven seasons, however the Bulldogs’ solely journey to the match ended with a 80-76 loss to 12-seed Liberty within the first spherical in 2019.

Final season, Mississippi State was 10-Three by the tip of 2021, however ended the common season by dropping 9 of its final 13 video games. The Bulldogs had been eradicated within the quarterfinals of the SEC Match and the primary spherical of the NIT Match.

Jans leaves New Mexico State with a 122-32 document over 5 seasons.

By 24H

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