2018 SeasonAll times ET

2018 Schedule
26-8, 1st in SEC
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32dMyron Medcalf

NBA draft departures shake up Way-Too-Early Top 25

The deadline for early entrants to declare for the NBA draft has passed, so it's time to re-evaluate the early top 25 for 2018-19. With so many players testing the waters yet not signing with an agent, it's more art than science.

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

Texas transfer James Banks, is heading to Georgia Tech for an official visit today. He is also hearing from Appalachian State, Old Dominion, Butler, Vanderbilt, VCU, Virginia Tech, San Diego State, Clemson, LSU, Depaul, Auburn and many others. The 6'11" Banks. a former top 100 prospect runs the floor well, He possess an inside presence to block shots and finish at the rim.

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45d

Auburn's Wiley enters draft, won't hire agent

Austin Wiley, who was ineligible for Auburn this past season because of violations involving recruiting, extra benefits and agents, has declared for the NBA draft.

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53dMyron Medcalf

Hoops royalty leads Way-Too-Early Top 25

Villanova reigns as national champion. How does the field stack up for next season? Here's your first look at the best of the best for next season.

SEC men's basketball buzzing after big season (2:02)
Predicting next season's top-5 SEC teams (3:59)
Takeaways from SEC men's basketball (2:36)
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66d

Auburn's Purifoy must sit first part of 2018-19

After sitting out the 2017-18 season because of eligibility concerns related to his connection to the FBI investigation of corruption in college basketball, Auburn's Danjel Purifoy will be eligible after the first 30 percent of next season.

68d

DeVoe, Clemson rout cold-shooting Auburn to reach Sweet 16

Gabe DeVoe scored 22 points and Elijah Thomas had 18 points and 11 rebounds for Clemson, which closed the first half with a 25-4 run that helped it beat cold-shooting Auburn 84-53 on Sunday and advance to the Midwest Region semifinal.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Clemson looks well on its way to the Sweet 16 with a 43-19 lead against Auburn at halftime. They are the only two schools left in the NCAA tournament that finished in the top-25 of the AP football poll.

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70dKyle Bonagura

Charleston downplays late non-call vs. Auburn

College of Charleston guard Grant Riller wasn't making excuses after a loss to Auburn, despite a non-call after Auburn's Bryce Brown appeared to make contact with Riller's shooting elbow on a late 3-point attempt.

70d

Harper's 3 helps cold-shooting Tigers beat Charleston 62-58

Jared Harper made a clutch 3-pointer with 1:17 to go -- his only basket of the game -- and Auburn held off No. 13 seed College of Charleston 62-58 in a Midwest Region thriller to avoid becoming the second No. 4 seed upset at Viejas Arena on Friday.

John Gasaway ESPN Insider 

Auburn survived a dismal 5-of-24 shooting effort from beyond the arc to beat Charleston 62-58 and advance to the second round. The Cougars had their chances, but shot just 3-of-7 from the foul line in the game's last two minutes. It's the Tigers' first NCAA tournament win since 2003.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Auburn coach Bruce Pearl on the FBI and internal investigations: "I'm not going to comment specifically about that, but I am confident when everything is said and done, that I will still be coaching at Auburn."

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

How the landscape of the Midwest region changed over the course of the Penn-Kansas first half.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

With the first round of the NCAA tournament about to tip off, here's one more quick look at the 30 *best* teams in college basketball, according to BPI. All but two earned a berth.

Team Stats

Points Per Game81.927th
Rebounds Per Game37.965th
Assists Per Game14.1136th
Points Allowed73.2194th

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record12-8
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances8