INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -Eric Gordon caused quite a stir before returning to Indianapolis.
He spent Friday trying to tamp it down.
Although the former Hoosiers player did not back off his contention that some college teammates used drugs last season, he also decided not to elaborate.
``I'm not going to discuss any issues that happened in the past,'' the Los Angeles Clippers guard said Friday before playing the Pacers. ``What happened in the past, happened in the past, and we're going to move on from here.''
Gordon told The Indianapolis Star it was a ``well-known fact'' that some players were using drugs, and their use created a rift on the team. Indiana started 17-1 but finished 25-8, unable to win a game in the Big Ten tournament or the NCAA tournament.
Gordon did not identify who used drugs but said D.J. White, who was drafted by the Detroit Pistons in June, and returning players Kyle Taber and Brett Finkelmeier were not involved.
s, declined to comment on Gordon's allegations of drug use.
Dan Dakich, Sampson's interim successor, wouldn't discuss the details during his morning radio show in Indianapolis. And first-year Indiana coach Tom Crean, too, seemed focused on moving forward.
``I'm a big Eric Gordon fan, and I think the year he had last year was one of the best anyone's ever had here,'' Crean said during a news conference Thursday. ``He was one of the big reasons they won 25 games. But we're going to move forward, and Eric is going to have a big part in this Indiana tradition because of the way he played and what he did.''

NCAAB Headlines

More inNCAAB News  

NCAAB Top Stories

Thumbnail Texas to contend in 2016-17? Now with a year at Texas under his belt, can Shaka Smart expect bigger things from the Longhorns in 2016-17?
Thumbnail 2017 NCAA Championship Odds Following Villanova’s big win in the 2016 NCAA Tournament, who has emerged as the favorite to win the 2017 NCAA Tournament?
Thumbnail Will Huskies reach hallowed ground vs.Orange?   As the old saying goes, three things are certain in life: death, taxes and UConn in an NCAA tournament setting.
Thumbnail Nova vs. UNC Player Prop Odds & Picks Here’s a look at some of the player prop odds ahead of tonight’s national championship matchup between North Carolina and Villanova at 9:19PM ET.
Thumbnail National Title Line Movement Report Both the side and the total have moved ahead of tonight’s NCAA National Championship Game between North Carolina and Villanova.
More inNCAAB Articles  

NCAAB Team Pages