Former UCLA coach Ben Howland has emerged as a leading candidate for the Missouri job, which became available when Frank Haith left to take the job at Tulsa.

Central Missouri coach Kim Anderson also is being mentioned as a candidate to take over the Tigers. Anderson guided the Mules to the 2014 Division II National championship.

Anderson played at Missouri and has been assistant there twice. He has compiled 274 wins in his 12 seasons at Central Missouri.

Howland took UCLA to the Final Four three times. He has been to 10 NCAA Tournaments with UCLA, Pittsburgh and Northern Arizona.

Louisiana Tech's Michael White took himself out of the running on Sunday.