1. Kentucky Basketball: Which Star Freshman Will Have the Most Struggles?

    John Calipari has done it again. The Kentucky Wildcats once again boast the nation's top recruiting class, adding seven top-150 recruits, according to Rivals.com, six of whom are ranked in the top 19 alone...

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  2. Duke Basketball: Biggest Challenges for Mike Krzyzewski in 2013-14

    Duke basketball finished the 2012-13 season with a 30-6 record and an Elite Eight appearance before faltering to the eventual national champions, the Louisville Cardinals...

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  3. Illinois Basketball: Orange and Blue Scrimmage Recap

    On Thursday evening, Fighting Illini fans were able to get their first look at the 2013-14 squad. The game is broken down into four quarters, with the players alternating teams following each quarter...

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  4. Jameel McKay: What His Decision to Transfer Means for Golden Eagles' Success

    Jameel McKay has decided to transfer from Marquette University before ever playing in a game as a member of the Golden Eagles. McKay, a 6'8" forward, transferred to Marquette after playing two seasons of junior college ball at Indian Hills CC in Iowa..

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  5. Marquette Basketball: Predictions for Golden Eagles' Team Awards

    Marquette basketball finished the 2012-13 season with an Elite appearance and share of a Big East regular season championship...

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  6. Illinois Basketball: Predictions for Fighting Illini Team Awards

    Brandon Paul, the 2012-13 Fighting Illini MVP, will no longer be suiting up in Champaign -Urbana this season, after a successful four year career that landed him a professional career in Russia...

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  7. Illinois Basketball: Power Ranking Fighting Illini Roster

    Ahmad Starks and the Fighting Illini were not given the message they wanted to hear from the NCAA last week, when Starks' medical hardship waiver was denied leaving him unable to play in the 2013-14 season...

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  8. Big Ten Basketball: Top 10 Dunkers with Video Highlights

    While the Big Ten is known for being a grind-it-out defensive type conference, there are still plenty of vertically gifted athletes in the nation's top basketball conference this upcoming season...

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  9. Illinois Basketball: Previewing Fighting Illini's 2013-14 Nonconference Schedule

    Illinois Fighting Illini basketball expectations have been lifted under second year head coach John Groce after an NCAA Tournament win in 2013 and top-notch recruiting class for 2014...

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  10. Marquette Basketball: Factors That Will Make or Break Golden Eagles' in 2013-14

    The 2012-13 Golden Eagle squad was led by Vander Blue, though there were plenty of complementary pieces around Blue...

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  11. Illinois Basketball: Factors That Will Make or Break Illini in 2013-14

    The 2012-13 Fighting Illini squad was a senior led one, with the likes of Brandon Paul and DJ Richardson running the show, while Tyler Griffey and Sam McLaurin served as valuable role players...

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  12. Ahmad Starks: What NCAA's Waiver Denial Means to Fighting Illini

    On Tuesday, Illinois finally got word on Ahmad Starks' hardship waiver status from the NCAA. Unfortunately for Starks and the Fighting Illini , the decision was not in their favor...

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  13. ACC Basketball: Power Ranking the Top 25 Players

    The ACC has always been a top basketball conference. Adding Syracuse, Pitt and Notre Dame this season and Louisville a year from now certainly doesn't hurt the league...

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  14. Big East Basketball: Power Ranking the Top 25 Players

    No longer will the likes of Syracuse, Louisville, UConn and Pitt be atop the Big East standings at season's end. In this conference realignment era, Marquette, Villanova, Georgetown, Seton Hall, Providence, St...

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  15. Marquette Basketball: Previewing Golden Eagles' 2013-14 Nonconference Schedule

    Marquette basketball expectations are through the roof following an Elite appearance in 2013 before bowing out to former Big East foe, Syracuse. Despite losing three starting backcourt members, the Golden Eagles should be just as good in 2013-14...

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  16. Big Ten Basketball: Power Ranking the Top 25 Players

    Just as it was in 2012-13, the Big Ten should be the nation's elite conference in 2013-14. Michigan State, Michigan and Ohio State all have top-10 potential...

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  17. Big 12 Basketball: Power Ranking the Top 20 Players

    University of Kansas coach Bill Self has never finished anywhere other than atop the Big 12 standings. Oklahoma State has a chance to knock down the Jayhawks, though it won't be an easy task...

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  18. Why Nnanna Egwu Is Illini's Biggest X-Factor in 2013-14

    As one of only three returning members to the Illinois basketball program this upcoming season, Nnanna Egwu will play an even bigger role than he did as an improved sophomore...

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  19. Marquette Basketball: Toughest Lineup Decisions for Buzz Williams in 2013-14

    The Marquette Golden Eagles may not have the superstar tandems that they've had in the past, with the likes of Jimmy Butler, Jae Crowder , Darius Johnson-Odom and Vander Blue on campus...

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  20. Illinois Basketball: 5 Biggest Questions About Illini's 2014 Recruiting Plans

    John Groce 's Fighting Illini have been in the college basketball news lately. Not only has Groce built a much improved team of transfers and freshmen with only three returning players in 2013-14, but he's recruiting for a promising future...

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  21. Marquette Basketball: Biggest 2013-14 Goal for Each Projected Starter

    Buzz Williams certainly has things looking up in Milwaukee. After bowing out in the Sweet 16 in 2011 and 2012, Williams and crew got over the hump by making the Elite Eight in 2013...

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  22. Illinois Basketball: Biggest 2013-14 Goal for Each Projected Starter

    In 2012-13, expectations were surpassed by first-year head coach John Groce and his Fighting Illini program...

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  23. Illinois Basketball: Predicting Fighting Illini's Top 5 Scorers for 2013-14

    John Groce's Fighting Illini got a taste of success during the 2012-13 season, leaving hopes of a bright future amongst the Illini nation. Of the Illini 's top five scorers last year, four came from the 2009 recruiting class...

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  24. Marquette Basketball: Predicting Golden Eagles' Top 5 Scorers for 2013-14

    Of Marquette's top five scorers during the 2012-13 season, only two return. Vander Blue decided to test the NBA waters, while Junior Cadougan and Trent Lockett ran out of eligibility...

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  25. Illinois Basketball: Who Will Lead Fighting Illini in Each Stat Category

    The 2013-14 season is a huge one for head coach John Groce and the Fighting Illini program. While expectations for the upcoming season are high, they are realistic...

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