LSU reportedly considering NCAA Tournament coach who led team to second round
LSU is considering another NCAA Tournament coach for its men’s basketball vacancy.
Jeff Goodman of Stadium and Billy Emody of On3 Sports reported that Murray State coach Matt McMahon is in the mix, and considered a frontrunner for the job to replace Will Wade. The Tigers, like other programs, also considered San Francisco coach Todd Golden before he was hired at Florida.
Murray State fell in the second round of Saturday’s NCAA Tournament to 15th-seeded Saint Peter’s after the Peacocks beat Kentucky. Murray State knocked off San Francisco in overtime to start the tournament.
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Building off Jeff’s report… Hearing things went well today for Matt McMahon at #LSU and he’s the front runner for the job. https://t.co/salPA6fHSA
— Billy Embody (@BillyEmbody) March 20, 2022
McMahon has coached at Murray State since the 2015 season and besides leading the Racers to the NCAA Tournament over 3 seasons, he’s most known for recruiting current NBA superstar Ja Morant.
Entering this season, the Racers have won Ohio Valley Conference games at a .707 clip with a mark of 75-31.
He would be somewhat familiar with Louisiana, as McMahon previously coached as an assistant at Louisiana Tech, and also Murray State.
If McMahon, in fact, takes over, there will be NCAA cloud in the wake of Wade’s dismissal, which came before LSU’s first-round loss to Iowa State in the NCAA Tournament.