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.
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- Cancun Challenge tourney relocating to Florida
- Bill changing Mississippi state flag signed into law
- Mississippi lawmakers vote to change state flag
- SEC warns no Miss. champ events until new flag
The Cancun Challenge men's and women's college basketball tournament will relocate to Melbourne, Florida, this fall amid coronavirus concerns.
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.
SEC commissioner Greg Sankey threatened to not host any future conference championship events in Mississippi until the state changes its flag.
Middle Tennessee has added guard Elias King, who spent his freshman season at Mississippi State.
Mississippi State sophomore Robert Woodard II is entering the 2020 NBA draft.
Mississippi State forward Reggie Perry has entered the NBA draft.
Reggie Perry of Mississippi State and Mason Jones of Arkansas have been named The Associated Press Southeastern Conference players of the year.
Reggie Perry had 22 points and 14 rebounds to lead Mississippi State to a 69-44 win over Mississippi on Saturday night.
South Carolina forward Maik Kotsar scored 20 points on his Senior Night and pushed the Gamecocks to an 83-71 win over Mississippi State on Tuesday.
Tyson Carter scored 15 points to lead Mississippi State to a 67-63 victory over Missouri on Saturday.
Reggie Perry scored 21 points and Tyson Carter added 19 as Mississippi State held off Alabama 80-73 on Tuesday night.
Josh Nebo matched his a career high with 21 points, Savion Flagg added 15 points and 10 rebounds and Texas A&M had its best shooting performance of the season in an 87-75 victory over Mississippi State on Saturday.
Nick Weatherspoon had 18 points and D.J. Stewart scored 16 as Mississippi State held off South Carolina 79-76 on Wednesday.