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12-5, 7th in American
Bearcats roll to 8th straight win (0:29)
Cumberland hits step-back jumper for Bearcats (0:15)

Joe Lunardi Senior Writer, ESPN.com 

BIGGEST WINNER (28Dec): Houston moved into the bracket for the first time by cruising past South Florida in Tampa. Cougars will need to beat Temple on Saturday to hold their spot in next Thursday's update.

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

Top 60 prospect Tre Mann told ESPN that he holds offers from. Florida, Florida State, Memphis, Tennessee, UCF, USF, Georgia Tech, Texas A&M, Alabama & LSU. Mann is a scoring point guard with elevation, range and accuracy on his jump shot.

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

Rising senior guard Xavier Johnson of Team Takeover told Espn that ‬ ‪Washington, Nebraska, Georgia Tech, Georgetown, and South Florida are some of his top schools. Produces on both ends of the floor and feeds off the conversion game.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Gardner-Webb transfer Laquincy Rideau has already visited Florida Gulf Coast. Heads to Middle Tennessee today, South Florida this weekend, and UMass on Monday. 14.2 PPG, 5.2 APG, 3.0 SPG.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

South Florida continues to revamp its roster -- quickly. Bulls have now landed Payton Banks, Stephan Jiggetts and Terrence Samuel as graduate transfers in the last several days. All three are immediately eligible.

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Trend is brewing now with major coaching hires: younger or coaches with less than five years of head coaching experience. Not saying it's right or wrong but it is the trend: LSU, Washington, NC State, Illinois. Outliers are Counzo Martin to Missouri and Brian Gregory to South Florida, so far. Will be interesting to see how Cal, Oklahoma State and UMass handle. Can't see Indiana going in this direction.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

South Florida makes official the hiring of head coach Brian Gregory:

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

South Florida has now agreed to deal with former Georgia Tech and Dayton coach Brian Gregory, source told ESPN. Two sides had been working this morning to finalize. Mark Harlan needed someone to clean up the mess left behind, get APR in order, etc.

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South Florida hires Gregory as head coach

South Florida has hired Brian Gregory as its men's basketball coach, the school announced. The Bulls gave Gregory a six-year deal, sources told ESPN.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

South Florida guard Geno Thorpe is expected to graduate and play elsewhere next season, per the Tampa Bay Times. Thorpe led the Bulls in scoring, averaging 15.1 points and 4.6 assists. Started his career at Penn State.

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2017 AAC basketball tournament: Bracket and schedule

The American Athletic Conference tournament at the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut will begin Thursday and wrap up on Sunday. Check out the conference tournament bracket, and come back for updates as title games from each conference go final.

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Bubble Watch: SMU squarely on; UConn nowhere close

Cincinnati is in the NCAA tournament, the Bearcats have the resume, but SMU has some work to do if the American is going to have anymore than a one-bid league. Four-time champ UConn? Nowhere to be found on Bubble Watch.

7-foot-6 Tacko Fall emerging as a force (0:50)

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

It's only January 3, and there are already four programs without a permanent head coach: South Florida, George Washington, Drake and Morehead State.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

South Florida sophomore Jahmal McMurray is transferring. Was averaging 20.3 points in three games this season. Had been buzz about this for a couple weeks, especially after he was suspended for the opening six games of the season for a violation of team rules.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

South Florida's Jahmal McMurray is transferring. Should be highly sough-after. Sophomore guard was putting up 20.3 points per game for the Bulls.

Where are American players ranked?

The American doesn't have the high profile talent as in the past two years, but the conference did place a handful of players in our #CBBRank top 100. Dedric Lawson of Memphis and a trio of UConn Huskies headline the list. #CBBRank

Team Stats

Points Per Game74.7
Rebounds Per Game39.4
Assists Per Game14.2
Points Allowed66.5Tied-56th

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Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record2-3
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances3