Source: SIU to hire KU's Hinson

Kansas director of basketball operations and former Missouri State coach Barry Hinson has agreed to become Southern Illinois' new coach, according to a source familiar with the situation.

Hinson replaces Chris Lowery, who was fired on March 2 after eight seasons. Southern Illinois reached the NCAA tournament six consecutive times from 2002-2007, but the Salukis haven't been back since then. Southern Illinois went 8-23 this past season.

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