Auburn's top recruit, point guard Sharife Cooper, hasn't been cleared to play by the NCAA. Tigers coach Bruce Pearl said Monday on Auburn's weekly radio show that the NCAA is still conducting Cooper's initial eligibility review but didn't give details.Read More »
Just as the season prepares to tip off, Memphis has gotten the go-ahead from the NCAA to suit up Moussa Cisse, so one of the nation's top freshmen big men will start the season with the Tigers against St. Mary's on Wednesday night. It's a key step for coach Penny Hardaway and the Tigers as they hope to avoid last season's eligibility issues. Last year, center James Wiseman played just three games before being suspended and hanging up his collegiate sneakers to prepare for the NBA Draft.
With a roster that includes a dozen newcomers, Arkansas coach Eric Musselman isn't sure what to expect from his Razorbacks in their Wednesday night season opener against Mississippi Valley State in Fayetteville. "There's been days where we've looked like the basketball version of the Bad News Bears, and there's been other moments where we've looked really, really good, like the '80 Lakers," Musselman said when asked for an assessment. The Razorbacks return only one starter, junior guard Desi Sills, and he came off the bench in the last six games for last season's 20-12 team, scoring in double figures in five of them.
What has been building at Texas Tech the past few years is no longer a secret, not in the Big 12 Conference nor nationally after the Red Raiders came within a whisker of winning a national championship in 2019. There is, however, some mystery about the current Texas Tech crew as it embarks on the 2020-21 campaign. The 14th-ranked Red Raiders open up against Northwestern State on Wednesday in Lubbock, Texas.