Several college basketball programs' fortunes will rise or fall on the play of new faces in 2020-21. Here are the players most under the microscope.
2020 ScheduleAll times ET
- 11/5W 77-42
- 11/9W 76-71
- 11/13W 86-61
- 11/20W 66-49
- 11/22W 81-64
- 11/25W 62-49
- 11/28W 83-52
- 11/29W 83-73
- 12/4W 79-57
- 12/8W 59-57
- 12/18W 92-48
- 12/21W 80-52
- 12/28W 73-57
- 1/1W 61-52
- 1/4W 77-68
- 1/8W 72-52
- 1/11W 83-65
- 1/14W 64-55
- 1/18W 68-55
- 1/21W 72-55
- 1/26W 71-67
- 1/29W 85-57
- 2/1W 80-68
- 2/8W 89-74
- 2/11W 82-59
- 2/16W 72-55
- 2/22L 66-63
- 2/25W 66-60
- 2/29W 83-76
- 3/5W 73-60
- 3/6W 81-68
- 3/7L 59-56
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David "Smokey" Gaines, the former Harlem Globetrotters and ABA player who coached at Detroit-Mercy and San Diego State, has died. He was 80.
- Gaines, ex-Globetrotter, college coach, dies at 80
- Aztecs extend Dutcher's contract through 2026
- Mitchell returning for senior season with Aztecs
- San Diego St. signs grad transfer Tomaić
After leading San Diego State to a 30-2 record and a likely No. 1 or 2 seed in the NCAA tournament before it was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, coach Brian Dutcher has signed a three-year contract extension.
Forward Matt Mitchell, who didn't hire an agent so he could retain his college eligibility, will return to San Diego State for his senior season after exploring his chances in the NBA draft.
Joshua Tomaić, a graduate transfer from Maryland, has signed with San Diego State.
San Diego State junior forward Matt Mitchell has declared for the NBA draft while keeping open the option of returning to school.
San Diego State was a No. 1 seed contender in the 2020 bracket, but a key departure knocks the Aztecs down a peg in 2021.
Malachi Flynn is coming off a breakout season for San Diego State, averaging 17.9 points and 5.0 assists for an Aztecs team that went 30-2 and was in contention for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.
The NBA draft will play a key role in determining the best in college basketball heading into next season, but an early picture is forming.
Using a single-simulation method, we picked the whole tournament using BPI-weighted coin flips. The final results will surprise you.
Selection Sunday 2020 will not take place, but these teams were still in play for a bid before conference tourneys and the NCAA tournament were canceled.
The madness is upon us. Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich tip off the podcast discussing Utah State's upset of San Diego State, Bradley punching its ticket to the dance, Florida's meltdown against Kentucky and the incredible environment at Dayton. Then, Joe Lunardi joins the pod (19:37) to talk about the drama with Archie Miller, why the bubble is going to live in the Pac-12 and the American conference tournaments, rewarding winning over mediocrity, and East Tennessee possibly being this year's Belmont. Finally, the guys close by giving their thoughts on Penn State, Auburn, Seton Hall, Michigan State, Baylor, Michigan, Gonzaga, BYU and Villanova ahead of the postseason (43:57).
The Jayhawks remain No. 1 in the rankings, but several other teams are unsettled heading into Champ Week.
Utah State won the Mountain West and an automatic bid, shrinking the number of at-large spots available in the NCAA tournament.
Sam Merrill scored 17 of his 27 points in the second half, including a contested 3-pointer with 2.5 seconds left, to lift Utah State to a 59-56 victory over No. 5 San Diego State in the Mountain West tournament championship Saturday.
The Big 12, Big East and Big Ten placed three players on the Wooden Award ballot.
Malachi Flynn had 22 points, five rebounds and five assists, KJ Feagin added 21 points and six rebounds and No. 5 San Diego State beat Boise State 81-68 on Friday night to advance to the Mountain West Tournament championship game for the third...
Jordan Schakel scored 14 of his 17 points in the second half as No. 5 San Diego State rallied for a 73-60 win over Air Force in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Conference tournament on Thursday.
Men's college basketball is in a state of flux this season, with regular powerhouses like Duke suffering upsets and falling in the rankings, and names like Dayton and San Diego State showing up as contenders. Just a few weeks away from Selection Sunday,
Men's college basketball is in a state of flux this season, with regular powerhouses like Duke suffering upsets and falling in the rankings, and names like Dayton and San Diego State showing up as contenders. Just a few weeks away from Selection Sunday, ESPN senior college basketball reporter Myron Medcalf breaks down the biggest stories and surprises in men's college basketball.
Kansas continues to lead the rankings, but another wild weekend results in more shuffling for several programs.
Malachi Flynn scored 36 points on 13-of-20 shooting and No. 5 San Diego State overcame a 13-point second-half deficit to beat Nevada 83-76 on Saturday night.