— Brandon Mahan scored all 12 of his points in the second half, including four of UCF's final six free throws, and the Knights held off Auburn 63-55 down the stretch to win a season-opener Monday night.
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— Drew Timme had 28 points and 10 rebounds, Corey Kispert scored 25 points and top-ranked Gonzaga cruised past Auburn 90-67 on Friday in the Rocket Mortgage Fort Myers Tip-Off.
- Sources: Auburn's Cooper awaits NCAA ruling
- Auburn men's hoops imposes postseason ban
- 'Fast Eddie' Johnson, ex-NBA All-Star, dies at 65
- Top-five senior Smith commits to Auburn, Pearl
Courtside: The guys look ahead to the first week of college hoops, preview the Big Ten and Pac-12, and talk to Rutgers' Steve Pikiell
Greenberg and Dakich tip off the podcast discussing the silliness of Bruce Pearl’s self-imposed sanctions, if the NCAA will close its investigation of LSU this season, why it’s not a big deal if games are being canceled and which matchups they’re excited to watch the first week of the season. Later, the guys preview the Big Ten and Pac-12 (18:45). And finally, they talk to Rutgers head coach Steve Pikiell (43:33).
While awaiting the findings of an NCAA investigation into his eligibility, Auburn's star freshman Sharife Cooper hasn't been practicing in recent weeks, sources told ESPN.
Auburn men's basketball has self-imposed a postseason ban this season as part of an investigation into bribery charges.
Greenberg and Dakich tip off the podcast by previewing the ACC, talking about the lack of star-power in the league, the chasm between the top teams and everyone else and if this will be a historically bad season for the conference. Then, North Carolina’s Roy Williams stops by to get into what he learned what he learned after finishing last in the ACC, his team’s strengths and weaknesses, and his thoughts on playing the NCAA Tournament in one location (25:43). Next, it’s SEC preview time with the guys debating whether Tennessee or Kentucky is the class of the league, throwing a sock at LSU, weighing if Florida is primed for a bounce back year, and worry for Georgia (47:52). Finally, Arkansas’ Eric Musselman hops on to discuss his array of masks, the impact of adding three grad transfers to his team, implementing the Milwaukee Bucks offense and getting bullied by his wife on Twitter (1:06:13).
The NCAA's cases against schools involved in a federal probe into college basketball corruption haven't gone away ... but have moved slowly. Here's what we know about the state of each case.
Eddie Johnson, the two-time All-Star for the Atlanta Hawks whose career was shortened by arrests that led to a ban from the NBA and life sentence in prison, has died. He was 65.
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Auburn has landed top-five senior Jabari Smith, the school's highest-ranked recruit since at least 2007.