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 Top Stories

Thumbnail Kansas State vs. Baylor Pick Will Baylor be able to defend its home court tonight when the Bears play host to Kansas State at 9PM ET?
Thumbnail Michigan State vs. Illinois Pick Can No. 6 Michigan State avoid a poor performance on the road when the Spartans take on Illinois tonight at 9PM ET?
Thumbnail West Virginia vs. TCU Pick The featured game of Big Monday tonight has No. 24 TCU playing host to No. 6 West Virginia at 9PM ET on ESPN.
Thumbnail Nebraska vs. Ohio State Pick Can No. 22 Ohio State keep rolling to big wins in the Big Ten when the Buckeyes host Nebraska tonight at 8PM ET?
Thumbnail Iowa State vs. Texas Pick Will Texas get to the .500 mark in the Big 12 and cruise to a big win over Iowa State when the two teams meet tonight at 7PM ET?

NCAAB Headlines

NCAAB Team Pages