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
- 11/5W 74-65
- 11/12W 77-64
- 11/16W 80-63
- 11/18W 59-57
- 11/23W 72-68
- 11/27W 90-58
- 11/29W 70-51
- 12/3W 77-51
- 12/7L 91-74
- 12/20L 87-85
- 12/23W 85-76
- 1/1W 82-64
- 1/4W 92-81
- 1/8W 81-74
- 1/11L 71-68
- 1/15L 71-62
- 1/18W 68-52
- 1/22W 84-64
- 1/2520W 74-70
- 1/28L 65-43
- 2/1W 82-67
- 2/8L 97-90
- 2/12W 79-75
- 2/1520W 73-72
- 2/19L 80-72
- 2/22L 79-57
- 2/25W 58-53
- 3/1L 66-62
- 3/4L 61-58
- 3/7L 61-60
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Five of the 75 SMU athletes who returned to campus this week tested positive for the coronavirus, the school announced Wednesday. All five were asymptomatic.
- Five SMU athletes test positive in campus return
- Cal sophomore G McNeill transferring to SMU
- Hall of Fame lineman Forrest Gregg dies at 85
- Coach Larry Brown, Italian team part ways
Laquincy Rideau scored 12 points and his 3-pointer with eight seconds left was the game winner as South Florida stunned SMU 61-60 on Saturday.
Collin Smith scored 19 points and UCF scored the final five points of the game from the foul line to upset SMU 61-58 after blowing a 22-point first-half lead on Wednesday night.
Dexter Dennis had a career-high 25 points as Wichita State narrowly defeated SMU 66-62 on Sunday.
Tyson Jolly scored 13 points and pulled down 10 rebounds, leading SMU to a 58-53 win over Memphis on Tuesday night, the Mustangs' ninth consecutive home victory.
Martins Igbanu scored 23 points on 9-of-13 shooting and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Tulsa to a 79-57 win over SMU 79-57 on Saturday.
Teshaun Hightower scored 17 of his 26 points after halftime as Tulane snapped its nine-game losing streak, topping SMU 80-72 on Wednesday night.
Emmanuel Bandoumel hit an off-balance 3-point shot with 30 seconds remaining in overtime, and SMU held on to upset No. 20 Houston 73-72 on Saturday.
Feron Hunt scored a career-high 23 points and was 4-for-4 at the free throw line in the last 16 seconds as SMU held off UConn 79-75 Wednesday night.
Quinton Rose scored 10 of his 25 points in overtime, including the first nine without a miss and Temple rallied past SMU 97-90 on Saturday.
Tyson Jolly scored 20 points and sophomore Kendric Davis added a double-double to power SMU to an 82-67 victory over Tulane on Saturday.
Jarron Cumberland scored a season-high 28 points Tuesday night, and Cincinnati led the whole way during a 65-43 victory over SMU, its seventh straight win over the Mustangs.
Kendric Davis had 20 points and five assists, Emmanuel Bandoumel added 14 and SMU used a late run to upset No. 20 Memphis 74-70 on Saturday.