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10dC.L. Brown

Hall of Famer Brown mulls N.Y. high school job

Basketball Hall of Fame member Larry Brown is flirting with the idea of becoming a high school boys' basketball coach in East Hampton, New York.

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30dBrett McMurphy and Jake Trotter

Sources: Big 12 cuts expansion list to at least 12

Sources told ESPN the Big 12 has cut its list of candidates to at least 12 schools: Air Force, BYU, UCF, Cincinnati, Colorado State, UConn, Houston, Rice, South Florida, SMU, Temple and Tulane.

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50dBrett McMurphy

Sources: Big 12 to talk expansion with at least 20

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby will conduct video conferences with at least 18 schools that have contacted the league about being considered as expansion candidates.

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52dDana O'Neil

Addition of Gilbert gives UConn a scary-good backcourt

The Huskies had a top-10 recruiting class in 2016, and top-30 prospect Alterique Gilbert joining a backcourt that already features Jalen Adams is bad news for American Conference opponents.

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59dDana O'Neil

Ranking the American's venues: SMU or UConn at the top?

UConn has won a lot of games at Gampel Pavilion, but SMU's recent success has turned Moody Coliseum into a tough place to play. How do all of the American's venues stack up against each other?

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

It's official on 2K matchups in NYC (Nov 17-18): Marquette vs Michigan and SMU vs Pitt.

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80dAndy Katz

Source: Jankovich's SMU deal for at least 5 years

New SMU head coach Tim Jankovich is expected to receive a contract of at least five years with a salary that would put him in the top tier of the American Athletic Conference, a source told ESPN.

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Some potential scheduling for early-season tournaments: Coaches have confirmed the Hall of Fame matchups Nov. 19-20 at the Mohegan Sun: Duke-Penn State, Cincinnati-URI; CBE Nov. 21-22 in Kansas City with Kansas-UAB, GW-Georgia; The Legends Classic isn't official yet but at least one coach expects it to be Notre Dame-Colorado, Texas-Northwestern Nov. 21-22 in Brooklyn; The 2K Classic in NYC hasn't been announced yet either but the matchups being discussed most were Marquette-Michigan, SMU-Pitt for the Nov. 17-18 games at MSG; The Men Who Speak Up Main Event in Las Vegas Nov. 21-23 has found its fourth team as Saint Louis coach Travis Ford confirmed the Billikens replaced Minnesota to join BYU, Alabama and Valparaiso. The matchups aren't available yet. And Maui Invitational organizer Dave Odom said the Maui bracket will be announced on July 19.

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SMU names Jankovich as Brown's successor

SMU formally named Tim Jankovich as its new coach Monday, three days after Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown abruptly resigned.


Did Brown resign because of failed power-play attempt?

Jeff Goodman suggests coach Larry Brown's desire for a five-year deal with SMU -- and the school's unwillingness to commit long term -- played a role in Brown's resignation Friday morning.

Stats & Info

Will it be another 50 years?

That's about how long it had been between AP Top 25 finishes for SMU. Larry Brown ended the drought; will new coach Tim Jankovich keep the team in the polls at season's end?

Tournament History

Final Fours1
Tournament Record10-13
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances11