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2016 Schedule
3rd in SEC
Citizens in Louisiana helping one another amid flooding (2:06)
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And the first (Simmons) shall be first

NBA top-draftee Ben Simmons was the overwhelming pick for rookie of the year in July by ESPN's Summer Forecast panel. Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton also mention Dario Saric -- and Joel Embiid! Top rookie of the year contenders (Insider)

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Jones: Our team understands how powerful their actions are

LSU men's basketball coach Johnny Jones chats with Andy Katz and Rick Klein about what his team's role is in healing the Baton Rouge community after incidents involving the police department and African-American community.

LSU takes over the SEC Network

The 24-hour LSU marathon begins at midnight on SEC Network. Among the great Tigers games being replayed on Thursday is the 2008 BCS National Championship. Full schedule

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37dJeff Goodman

SEC stability: Is Kentucky John Calipari's last job?

The NBA will keep calling John Calipari. But will he ever answer? Don't count on it. He's a fixture in Lexington. Our stability rankings look at who else is solid in the SEC and who isn't so set.

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Ben Simmons shows off skill in Las Vegas

The No. 1 overall pick earned a spot on the All-NBA summer league first team. However, Simmons struggled with 21 turnovers in three games. According to Kevin Pelton, guard Nik Stauskas was one of the most disappointing veterans. Pelton’s best/worst of summer league (Insider)

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The full Battle 4 Atlantis bracket:

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Battle 4 Atlantis still working on bracket but was told Michigan State and Louisville won't be on same side of bracket win or lose first-round game. MSU plays St. John's while Louisville plays Old Dominion. The other two games are Baylor-VCU and Wichita State-LSU on Nov. 23.

Wildcats made history in Baton Rouge

With a 68-37 lead early in the second half, LSU thought it had an insurmountable lead over Kentucky. But the Wildcats went on an incredible run in the second half, shooting 24-38 from the field to win 99-95. 25 worst collapses in sports

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Ben Simmons impressive in summer games

Kevin Pelton and other NBA analysts believe the No. 1 overall pick will make most impact of any rookies this season. "Simmons will have every opportunity to create offense for his teammates with his uncanny passing and vision," writes Amin Elhassan. 5-on-5: Summer league

Shaq has three schools in mind for son (1:48)
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57dMyron Medcalf

Shaq: My son should play for LSU, MSU or UK

Shaquille O'Neal said he wants his son, Shareef, to play for coaches who can help him reach the NBA and develop more discipline.

Warning: Don't get in Ben Simmons' way (0:37)
Everyone knows there are great athletes in the SEC (1:53)

Team Stats

Points Per Game78.845th
Rebounds Per Game37.3Tied-110th
Assists Per Game15.454th
Points Allowed77.1292nd

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Tournament History

Final Fours4
Tournament Record24-24
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances21