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Best of SEC Men's Basketball Media Day (2:39)
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Watch: SEC media day coverage

Kentucky's John Calipari, Auburn's Bruce Pearl and Mississippi State's Ben Howland are among the big name coaches at SEC media day. Live on ESPNU/WatchESPN

Examining the future of SEC men's basketball (5:58)
LSU focused on defensive improvements (2:44)
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Coach: Simmons, LSU didn't fail last season

LSU coach Johnny Jones is focusing on the positives of last season, despite missing out on the NCAA tournament with Ben Simmons.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

The LSU-South Alabama ticket will now become the LSU-Florida game ticket. People sold that ticket for $10 on average, it's now worth $90.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

South Alabama will get $1.5 million for losing the LSU game on 11/19. Their head coach makes $435,000 this season.

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Blakeney makes All-Rolls Royce team

LSU's Antonio Blakeney (12.6 PPG as a freshman) is named to Dick Vitale's "solid gold" team featuring the nation's top returning players. All-Rolls Roycers

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Fournette falls to No. 24 in #CFBrank

LSU RB Leonard Fournette, our preseason No. 2 player, drops 22 spots after battling injuries through his first four games. His teammate, DE Arden Key (6.5 sacks), enters our top ten. Updated #CFBrank

Craig Haubert ESPN Staff Writer 

Leonard Fournette is a beast on the field but in prepping for another HSFB game featuring a La. Team - I'm again more impressed w/ how New Orleans area HSFB coaches who faced him are just as quick to share stories about Leonard the person & his character as they're his on-field ability

Did you SEC that? (3:06)

Rachel Marcus ESPN Editor 

In his Hall of Fame speech, Shaq said when LSU's Dale Brown came to visit a young Shaq, Brown asked how long Shaq had been in the Army, to which O'Neal replied, "I'm 13." Brown offered him a scholarship on the spot.


New Hall of Famers talk shop

Allen Iverson, Shaquille O'Neal and Yao Ming reminisced about playing against one another on SportsCenter in advance to their inductions into the Basketball Hall of Fame this weekend.

Shaq's history of breaking backboards (0:52)
What LSU can't replace without Ben Simmons (1:33)
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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Tournament History

Final Fours4
Tournament Record24-24
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Tournament Appearances21