Several college basketball programs' fortunes will rise or fall on the play of new faces in 2020-21. Here are the players most under the microscope.
2020 ScheduleAll times ET
- 11/8W 71-43
- 11/12W 68-55
- 11/15W 85-58
- 11/19W 65-52
- 11/2316L 87-86
- 11/27W 74-72
- 11/29L 78-37
- 12/324L 67-58
- 12/7W 83-67
- 12/14W 82-64
- 12/21W 83-76
- 12/29W 80-63
- 1/424L 74-54
- 1/7L 57-47
- 1/11L 76-72
- 1/14L 71-55
- 1/18L 80-76
- 1/21L 73-48
- 1/25W 70-60
- 1/2817L 83-82
- 2/122L 73-63
- 2/5W 84-70
- 2/8W 68-51
- 2/11W 83-58
- 2/1512L 67-62
- 2/18L 71-68
- 2/22L 103-78
- 2/2515L 67-58
- 2/29W 86-60
- 3/4W 75-67
- 3/7L 69-44
- 3/11L 81-63
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- Bill changing Mississippi state flag signed into law
- Mississippi lawmakers vote to change state flag
- Hinson: Mississippi flag played role in transfer
- SEC warns no Miss. champ events until new flag
Lots of players moved destinations this offseason. Here are the programs that fared the best on the college basketball free-agent market and those that saw a slew of unforeseen departures.
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves on Tuesday signed a bill to retire the last state flag in the U.S. with the Confederate battle emblem following widespread, increased pressure as protests against racial injustice have focused attention on Confederate symbols.
Mississippi lawmakers voted Sunday to retire the Confederate battle emblem from its state flag, following widespread, increased pressure that came in part from the world of sports.
Former Ole Miss guard Blake Hinson said the Confederate symbol on the state flag of Mississippi played a role in his decision to transfer to Iowa State.
SEC commissioner Greg Sankey threatened to not host any future conference championship events in Mississippi until the state changes its flag.
Romello White, who averaged 10.2 points and 8.8 rebounds at Arizona State last season, has signed with Ole Miss as a graduate transfer.
Rider graduate transfer Dimencio Vaughn has committed to Ole Miss.
Andy Kennedy, who was the heavy favorite to get the job, has experience with the program, having played and coached in Birmingham.
Rayshaun Hammonds had 22 points and 11 rebounds, and Georgia shot 55% to beat Mississippi 81-63 in Wednesday night's opener of the Southeastern Conference Tournament.
Reggie Perry had 22 points and 14 rebounds to lead Mississippi State to a 69-44 win over Mississippi on Saturday night.
Breein Tyree scored 19 points and led a decisive surge in the final 13 minutes Wednesday night and Mississippi defeated Missouri 75-67.
Devontae Shuler scored 18 points and KJ Buffen scored 17 points to lead Ole Miss to an 86-60 victory over Vanderbilt on Saturday.
Austin Wiley had 15 points and 11 rebounds and No. 15 Auburn withstood Mississippi's rally attempts for a 67-58 win Tuesday night.