— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) April 17, 2014
If I were Mizzou I would give buzz to Ben Howland / Look at his total resume !
Complete dark horse name for Missouri: Central Missouri coach Kim Anderson.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) April 17, 2014
First call has to be Shaka Smart, though I don't anticipate he would be interested. Same with Gregg Marshall.— Gabe DeArmond (@GabeDeArmond) April 17, 2014
Missouri targets: Mike White, Archie Miller, Craig Neal. My gut says that Miller won't have interest -- as was case with Marquette.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) April 17, 2014
Outside the box
• Kim Anderson, Central Missouri: Anderson’s Mules are fresh off the Division II championship, and a large segment of the Missouri fan base would give this hire a standing ovation. The concern, naturally, is recruiting at the highest level. But Anderson, a Sedalia native, did just that as a Tigers assistant under Norm Stewart in two stints covering a total of 11 years. Anderson is 58, but there is not another hire that would galvanize the fan base more than bringing him back.