College Basketball: The Ugly Truth About Every Top 25 Team Entering 2012-13

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College Basketball: The Ugly Truth About Every Top 25 Team Entering 2012-13
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Considering all the optimism surrounding college basketball’s most promising teams this offseason, it’s time to balance it with a healthy dose of skepticism. Even the most impressive rosters have their weaknesses, and even the projected Top 25 for the 2012-13 campaign will have their share of concerns heading into the year.

One team that’s sure to have plenty of preseason buzz is the Creighton Blue Jays, led by returning super-scorer Doug McDermott. Of course, unless Creighton can do something about a defense that ranked 244th in the country in points allowed, all that offense is going to go to waste yet again.

Herein, a closer look at the Blue Jays and the rest of ESPN’s preseason Top 25, with an eye to the biggest hole in each team’s hopes for national contention.

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