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2016 Schedule
19-14, 3rd in SEC
Bilas' best available from the SEC (2:37)
Ford: Simmons an elite prospect (1:14)
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Simmons no shoo-in for big pay day

Australian teenager Ben Simmons is being courted by shoe giants Adidas and Nike, but he won't be getting anywhere near the much-publicised $US100 million contract.

Bigger year one impact: Ben Simmons or Ezekiel Elliott? (0:51)
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SImmons still No. 1

Ben Simmons is holding on to the top spot in Chad Ford's player ratings, but it isn't by much. Scouts are jumping ship to another young talent, but Simmons still has chances to recoup some goodwill. Big Board 7.0 (Insider)

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Simmons should be 76ers' pick at No. 1

Philadelphia has the best chance at winning the draft lottery. Chad Ford stands by LSU freshman Ben Simmons as the Sixers' logical selection at the top, though he recognizes this management team could get creative. Mock draft 6.0 (Insider)

Double standard in judging athletes who leave early? (0:58)
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Simmons won't play for Australia in Olympics

Ben Simmons, who averaged 19.2 points and 11.8 rebounds in his only season for LSU, has opted to not play for the Australian Olympic team in Rio this summer. Simmons, who was born in Australia, is projected to be a top pick in June's NBA draft.

Sean Farnham recalls getting dunked on by Shaq (1:51)
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How 'bout Simmons at PG for 76ers?

Chad Ford still has LSU freshman Ben Simmons as next June's first draftee. The 76ers have the best position to gain the No. 1 choice and could put Simmons in charge of their offense. Ford's mock draft 5.0 (Insider)

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Ford's Mock Draft 5.0

Is it Brandon Ingram or Ben Simmons sitting at No. 1? How far up the board has Buddy Hield's recent play gotten him? Mock draft (Insider)

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Syracuse's unlikely run to Final Four

Syracuse is the only team since 1985 to enter the NCAA tourney on a 3-game losing streak and reach the Final Four, according to Elias. History tells us the Orange are due for a loss.

Brown: 'LSU did the basketball program an injustice' (3:26)
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Syracuse could become a giant killer

When No. 10 seed Syracuse meets No. 1 seed Virginia (6:09 p.m. ET), the Orange will try to become the fourth double-digit seed in NCAA tournament history to knock off a No. 1 seed.

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Draft comparisons coming

They may go 1-2 in the NBA draft this year, so how do Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram stack up against each other? And which one will get picked first?


Arash on Ingram: A unique talent

How much impact does this tournament have on the draft? Plus, Travis Rodgers and Arash Markazi explain why they would choose Brandon Ingram over Ben Simmons.

Dickie V likes Ingram over Simmons (0:55)

Team Stats

Points Per Game65.0
Rebounds Per Game41.0
Assists Per Game14.0
Points Allowed66.0Tied-40th

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Tournament History

Final Fours4
Tournament Record24-24
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances21