As the countdown to the 2021-22 college basketball season continues, ESPN's conference predictions series continues with the AAC.
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The dust has largely settled on the transfer movement front, and some new national title contenders have emerged.
- Jacob Groves joins brother as transfer to Sooners
- Five SMU athletes test positive in campus return
- Cal sophomore G McNeill transferring to SMU
- Hall of Fame lineman Forrest Gregg dies at 85
ESPN's panel talks AAC recruiting, including Houston's emergence, the league's toughest recruiting spot and its biggest sleeper.
Jeff Borzello talked to anonymous coaches about the American men's basketball programs that have the most and fewest recruiting advantages.
New Oklahoma coach Porter Moser has signed brothers Tanner and Jacob Groves from Eastern Washington, Ethan Chargois from SMU and Jordan Goldwire from Duke as transfers.
— Kendric Davis scored 25 points as SMU beat East Carolina 71-56 on Monday.
— Kendric Davis had 22 points and 10 assists and SMU held off Tulsa for a 65-63 win on Wednesday night.
— Marcus Sasser scored 19 points and No. 6 Houston beat SMU 70-48 on Sunday for its eighth straight win.
— Yor Anei scored four of his eight points in the last 3:21 — each time putting SMU back in the lead — and the Mustangs held off Memphis 67-65 on Thursday night.
— Alex Lomax came off the bench to score 14 points and lead Memphis to a 76-72 win over SMU on Tuesday night.
— Kendric Davis had 21 points as SMU topped Central Florida 78-65 on Saturday.
— Kendric Davis had 20 points as SMU defeated Temple 79-68 on Monday.
— Jeremiah Davenport had 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead five Cincinnati players in double figures as the Bearcats topped SMU 76-69 on Thursday night.
— Houston coach Kelvin Sampson spent a lot of time at halftime talking to his team about rebounding and being aggressive. The No. 5 Cougars responded.
— Darius McNeill had 17 points off the bench to lift SMU to a 79-71 win over Temple on Wednesday.
— Feron Hunt recorded 11 points and 10 rebounds to lift SMU to a 70-55 win over East Carolina in a clash of unbeatens on Wednesday night.
The Spartans are off to a 5-0 start to the season, and with a marquee win over Duke, they're looking like one of the top teams in college basketball.
— Emmanuel Bandoumel hit a short jump shot with less than a second left to lift SMU to a 66-64 win over Dayton on Saturday.
— Kendric Davis and Ethan Chargois scored 20 points apiece as SMU romped past Houston Baptist 102-75 on Wednesday night. Chargois also had nine rebounds.
— Feron Hunt scored 19 points to lead five SMU players in double figures, two of them getting double-doubles, and the Mustangs beat Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 91-54 on Monday night.
After a quiet offseason in terms of coaching changes, more jobs could be subject to transitions after 2020-21.
As the countdown to the 2020-21 college basketball season continues, ESPN's conference predictions series begins with the AAC.
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.
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.
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.