1. Tennessee Basketball: 6 Keys to a Successful Vols Season

    Cuonzo Martin enjoyed an outstanding coaching debut at Tennessee last year, but now he needs to return his Volunteers to NCAA tournament contention...

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  2. Michigan Basketball: Must-Win Games on Wolverines' Schedule

    The arrival of standout freshmen Mitch McGary and Glenn Robinson III has made for hopes high in Ann Arbor, but living up to a No. 5 preseason ranking won’t be an easy task for Michigan...

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  3. Power Ranking the Best Teams Not to Win a National Title in the Last 20 Years

    As much as March Madness loves its Cinderella stories, the upset-laden nature of the NCAA Tournament means that some of college basketball’s best teams are sent home without a national title...

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  4. Big Monday Matchups We Are Most Looking Forward To Seeing

    Monday Night Football may be the only game in town in late October, but come January, Mondays will be the province of top-flight college basketball competition...

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  5. Big Ten Basketball: The Best Player on Every Team for 2012-13

    When a conference has three teams in the top five of the preseason coaches’ poll , it’s no surprise that there’s plenty of star power on the rosters...

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  6. Arizona Basketball: Wildcats' 10 Must-Win Games in 2012-13

    After a dismal year featuring a first-round NIT exit, Arizona is set to bounce back in a big way this season. The Wildcats boast a sensational freshman class as well as Mark Lyons, one of the top transfers in the nation...

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  7. Best Homegrown Talent in Each Top 10 Team's History

    Great college basketball programs are revered for their ability to draw recruits from all corners of the country. But most often, they find the best talent in their own backyards...

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  8. Ranking the 8 Best Big Men in College Basketball

    As Anthony Davis reminded everyone last season, a dominating star on the low block can be an express route to the national championship...

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  9. College Basketball Recruiting: How Jabari Fits in Each of His Final 5 Schools

    Jabari Parker, the most coveted recruit in the class of 2013, is one step closer to deciding which school will have the benefit of his one-and-done services...

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  10. ACC Basketball: The Best Player on Every Team for 2012-13

    Despite having supplied five of the NBA’s top 17 draft picks in June, the ACC isn’t exactly going to be short on star power this season...

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  11. Purdue Basketball: 5 Most Pressing Issues Facing Matt Painter Entering Season

    Entering a season without Robbie Hummel or Lewis Jackson for the first time in four years, Purdue is in for plenty of changes in 2012-13...

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  12. Michigan State Basketball: What a Healthy Branden Dawson Means to the Spartans

    Branden Dawson turned in an enviable freshman year for Michigan State, but it ended in painful fashion. An ACL injury knocked Dawson out for the 2012 postseason, leaving the promising ...

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  13. 8 Seniors Who Could Lead Their Teams to a Championship

    Even in this era of one-and-done freshmen, many of the nation’s top college hoops contenders will have seniors front and center in the spotlight this season...

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  14. Kansas Basketball: Most Important Games on the 2012-13 Schedule

    Even after losing All-Americans Thomas Robinson and Tyshawn Taylor to the NBA, Kansas will be a serious contender to make a return trip to the national title game this season...

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  15. Big East Basketball: Top 14 Newcomers for 2012-13

    Although the Big East returns more talent than pretty much any conference, that doesn’t mean the league isn’t adding its fair share of new standouts. A slew of high-powered freshmen and transfers are on the way...

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  16. Michigan Basketball: Will Trey Burke Live Up to the Hype in 2012-13?

    He might well have jumped to the NBA after his freshman campaign, but Trey Burke stayed at Michigan and instantly became one of the country’s top sophomores entering the season...

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  17. Kansas Basketball: Why Elijah Johnson Is the Key to KU's Success

    One of the biggest concerns facing Kansas for 2012-13 is the loss of graduated four-year starter Tyshawn Taylor at the point. It’s fitting, then, that Taylor’s replacement is poised to be the keystone of this year’s Jayhawks team...

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  18. Which Mid-Major Schools Will Make the Most Noise This Season?

    One of the best parts of being a college basketball fan is that the power-conference schools don’t hold all the trump cards...

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  19. Indiana Basketball: 6 Most Important Games on the Schedule

    Indiana enters the 2012-13 season as a frontrunner for the national title, but the Hoosiers aren’t in for a cakewalk if they hope to cut down the nets in the Georgia Dome...

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  20. SEC Basketball: Top 12 Newcomers for 2012-13

    John Calipari has left no doubt that he’s the country’s best recruiter, so it should come as no surprise that Kentucky’s freshman class is bringing some serious new talent to the 2012-13 SEC...

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  21. Syracuse Basketball: 6 Greatest Senior Seasons in Orange History

    Scoop Jardine and Kris Joseph finished their Syracuse careers with strong showings last season, but they were a far cry from ranking with the best seniors in Orange history...

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  22. Michigan Basketball: Comparing the 'Fab Five' to This Year's Starting 5

    The arrival of a sensational recruiting class has raised expectations through the roof at Michigan, but 2012-13 will hardly be the first time the Wolverines have pinned their hopes on freshman stars...

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  23. College Basketball: Little Guys That Have Big Game

    Sometimes the biggest contributions in college hoops come from the smallest guys on the floor. Undersized guards can shred opposing defenses or hound ball-handlers to do just as much damage as a towering Anthony Davis-type center...

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  24. 6 Schools That Will Be Upset at Notre Dame Basketball's Move to the ACC

    It’s an open question as to how much Notre Dame basketball will benefit by moving to the ACC , but there’s little doubt that several other schools will come out on the short end of the deal...

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  25. Pac-12 Basketball: Top 13 Newcomers for 2012-13

    A sensational recruiting performance by several schools has made the Pac-12 a focus for offseason attention in the college basketball world...

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