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New SEC faces get opportunity after offseason talent drain

Oct. 16, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — There will be plenty of new faces with an opportunity to make an impact in the Southeastern Conference now that the upperclassmen who dominated the league last year have departed. Auburn coach Bruce Pearl is confident the league will remain strong, even after losing 12 of its top 13...

Wade, Pearl trying to build on success amid NCAA questions

Oct. 16, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Auburn coach Bruce Pearl and LSU's Will Wade are both hoping to build on big seasons while dealing with a major potential challenge for their respective programs off the court. Both programs were at the center of a federal corruption investigation into college basketball. Pearl and...

The Latest: Stackhouse headlines 4 new SEC head coaches

Oct. 16, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on Southeastern Conference men's basketball media day (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Former NBA standout Jerry Stackhouse is back in school — now as a coach. Stackhouse, who played for 18 years in the NBA, is a first-time college coach at Vanderbilt after receiving...

Cyclones reload at guard with Penn St transfer Rasir Bolton

Oct. 16, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State's hopes for competing for a Big 12 title suffered a blow when Talen Horton-Tucker decided to leave for the NBA after just one season. The Cyclones hope they have filled that hole with guard Rasir Bolton, a Penn State transfer whose offensive numbers were similar to...

Mack: Louisville's Slazinski hospitalized with appendicitis

Oct. 16, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville coach Chris Mack says forward Quinn Slazinski has been hospitalized with appendicitis that might require surgery. Asked after the team's annual tipoff luncheon Wednesday whether he'd redshirt the 6-foot-8, 215-pound freshman, Mack said Slazinski was in a hospital with the...

Minnesota's Eric Curry loses another season to knee injury

Oct. 16, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota forward Eric Curry has suffered another season-ending knee injury. Gophers coach Richard Pitino announced Wednesday that Curry was hurt in practice last week and will have surgery next week. "We are obviously disappointed in Eric's recent setback," Pitino said. "He has worked...

Izzo welcomes expectations for 1 of top Michigan State teams

Oct. 15, 2019 7:25 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Tom Izzo's 25th team at Michigan State might be one of his best. All-America guard Cassius Winston is one of four returning starters from last season's team that won the Big Ten title and advanced to the Final Four. Izzo has another quartet of players with some experience along...

Media panel picks South Carolina to win SEC women's title

Oct. 15, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — South Carolina is projected to win the Southeastern Conference women's basketball championship, according to a media panel's preseason poll. The panel also named Texas A&M guard Chennedy Carter as the SEC's preseason player of the year. Carter received 14 of the 17 votes....

Kentucky Wildcats are again preseason picks to win SEC

Oct. 15, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Kentucky is once again the favorite to win the Southeastern Conference men's basketball title and Florida forward Kerry Blackshear is the preseason pick as player of the year. It's the ninth consecutive year the Wildcats are picked to win the league and 15th time since the 1998-99...

UConn women unanimous choice atop AAC poll

Oct. 14, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — For the seventh and final time Geno Auriemma and UConn were the unanimous choice to win the American Athletic Conference in the preseason poll. Next year things will change as the Huskies head back to the Big East. The Huskies have simply dominated conference play, winning all 120...