Alabama Is An Enigma

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Alabama is an enigma. The Crimson Tide men’s basketball team is one of the hardest teams in the country to analyze right now. They have had a roller coaster of a season so far. They have multiple very good wins against Gonzaga and full-strength Houston. But then they have six losses, five of which were […] READ MORE


The Biggest Disappointments In College Basketball So Far

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We are now just about two months into the 2021-2022 college basketball season. There have been plenty of teams that have been surprises so far, both on the positive and negative sides. Here, in no particular order, we are going to look at eight of the biggest disappointments in college basketball so far this season. […] READ MORE


Preseason College Basketball Rankings: #1 Gonzaga Bulldogs

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We have finally reached the top of the preseason mountain. And once again the Gonzaga Bulldogs are on top. Gonzaga went wire-to-wire as the #1 team in the AP Poll last season. But once again, they came up just short of a national championship, losing again in the title game. You can check out the […] READ MORE


Preseason College Basketball Rankings: #2 UCLA Bruins

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There are going to be people that think that I have UCLA too high. That is understandable. I mean, where would they be if they had not made that 14-point comeback against Michigan State in the First Four? That would have been their fifth straight loss to end the season. So I get it if […] READ MORE


Preseason College Basketball Rankings: #3 Texas Longhorns

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On paper, this year’s Texas Longhorns team looks good. Like, scary good. This is weird, considering how much they lost. Three guys from last year’s team are now in the NBA, and their leading minutes-getter is gone too. Then, head coach Shaka Smart left to take the Marquette job. But the Longhorns were not down […] READ MORE


Preseason College Basketball Rankings: #4 Kansas Jayhawks

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Technically, the Kansas Jayhawks are coming off of their “worst” season under head coach Bill Self. That “worst” was still 21-9 and a three-seed in the NCAA Tournament. That just shows you how good they have been. But they have not won a national championship since 2008. There is a good chance that changes this […] READ MORE


Preseason College Basketball Rankings: #5 Purdue Boilermakers

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Here we are. We have finally reached the top five. In last March’s NCAA Tournament Matt Painter’s Purdue Boilermakers got a tough matchup against North Texas that they ended up losing. But they won 11 of their last 14 games last season and they get almost everyone back. This year’s Boilermakers squad has a lot […] READ MORE


Preseason College Basketball Rankings: #6 Villanova Wildcats

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The Villanova Wildcats already had a good-looking team. But then both Collin Gillespie and Jermaine Samuels announced that they were taking advantage of the free year of eligibility granted to them by the NCAA. All of a sudden, Jay Wright had yet another guaranteed top-tier team. You can read about the #7 Memphis Tigers right […] READ MORE


Preseason College Basketball Rankings: #7 Memphis Tigers

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The defending NIT Champion Memphis Tigers have yet to make it to the NCAA Tournament under Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway. They have gone 63-32 in his first three seasons there but only have the two NIT appearances. Memphis has not gone dancing since 2014. That is not good or acceptable for such a storied program. But […] READ MORE


Preseason College Basketball Rankings: #8 Oregon Ducks

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Dana Altman’s Oregon Ducks have a roster filled with what he likes: size, length, and interchangeable pieces. And they look good. They did lose three starters, all of which were their top three leading scorers. But there is plenty of talent left over and coming in. Just like he usually does, Altman went into the […] READ MORE