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2019 Schedule
9-8, 3rd in Sun Belt
Pearl: 'We played exceptionally well' (4:42)
Harper lobs it up to McLemore for Auburn oop (0:29)
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S. Alabama taps Nicholls State's Riley as coach

Richie Riley, who last season led Nicholls State to its first regular-season Southland Conference title since 1998, was announced as South Alabama's new head coach Thursday.

ESPN staff  

College basketball isn't that far off. And to get you set for the season -- as well as for holiday viewing plans -- ESPN unveiled the brackets for six holiday tournaments. The Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic will take place on Nov. 18-19.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Pittsburgh graduate transfer Rozelle Nix has committed to South Alabama, source told ESPN.


Simmons dazzles with no-look pass

Ben Simmons is more than just a scorer, showing off his passing skills with a sweet no-look assist to Elbert Robinson III.

Bilas on Simmons-LeBron comparison: 'This guy is the real thing' (4:35)
Simmons does it all for LSU (1:16)
Johnny Jones postgame interview (3:09)
Ben Simmons postgame interview (1:27)

Simmons' defender didn't stand a chance

LSU's Ben Simmons demonstrated his silky smooth handle, taking this rebound coast-to-coast -- while crossing up his defender.


Simmons with the fake and finish

After a nice assist from Brandon Sampson, LSU's Ben Simmons faked the basket and tossed up the layup over South Alabama. LSU leads late in the first half on SEC Network and WatchESPN.


Big man makes a big dunk

LSU big man Elbert Robinson III -- listed at 7-1 and 290 pounds -- had no trouble throwing this one down against South Alabama. (Streaming live on ESPN3)


Simmons with a desperation hoop and harm

LSU's Ben Simmons drives through the defense then tosses up a desperation jumper that goes in, and he draw the foul as well.

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Brennan: Rubit finds family and his game

South Alabama forward Augustine Rubit has established himself as one of the best rebounders in the nation, but his path to the basket wasn't easy and his success impossible without overcoming some obstacles with some necessary help.


Report: Butler's Graves hired at South Alabama

South Alabama has hired Butler associate head coach Matthew Graves as its head basketball coach, hoping to duplicate some of the NCAA tournament success that program has enjoyed in recent years.

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Numbers to Know: Thursday recap

Player of the Night -- Earl Brown, St. Francis (PA)Sometimes, it takes a monster performance to stop a losing streak. St. Francis (PA) beat Central Connecticut State, 67-60, to pick up its first win of the season (1-11).

Team Stats

Points Per Game72.8
Rebounds Per Game33.5
Assists Per Game15.3
Points Allowed70.9169th

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record1-8
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances8