The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) men's basketball team has never made an NCAA tournament appearance in their 33-season history. The Roos are reportedly bringing in a new head coach who has been to the "Big Dance" five times out his 12 years as a lead man.

Menzies was at the helm for New Mexico State for nine seasons from 2007 to 2016 and compiled a 198-111 record. During his run with the Aggies, the team won three regular-season WAC titles and five conference championships for five NCAA berths.