After a thrilling two-horse race in 2018-19 that culminated with Liberty beating Mississippi State in the NCAA Tournament and Lipscomb nearly winning the NIT, the ASUN looks like Liberty’s league now. Can anyone challenge the Flames?
Mike Daum is gone and with him goes South Dakota State’s regular season reign of terror. Last year’s Tourney rep, North Dakota State, looks to be the favorite with nearly everyone returning, but South Dakota has two of the best players in the league. It’s a competitive race to the basketball Summit!
Harvard holds all the talent, but that hasn’t translated to NCAA Tournament bids the last two seasons. With Bryce Aiken and Seth Towns set to reunite, is the third time a charm for Tommy Amaker and the Crimson?
Eight of the ten players from the First- and Second-Team All-Sun Belt squads are gone, leaving a power vacancy at the top of the league. South Alabama adds a major infusion of transfer talent, Texas State returns the only First-Teamer, and several other challengers should be pushing to take the league crown in a league that should once again have a ton of parity…
Long a tournament team under Marvin Menzies, New Mexico State has risen to another stratosphere under the watchful eye of Chris Jans. Can Grand Canyon or any of the other WAC challengers put up a fight against the mid-major juggernaut?
Charleston looks to continue its run near the top of the CAA behind the best player in the league. Can others challenge the Cougars without their stars of years past?
Buffalo’s buzzsaw dulls with the departure of Nick Perkins, CJ Massinburg and Jeremy Harris, so is this the year Bowling Green finally punches a ticket to the Big Dance?
Jim’s fifth annual trip to the college hoops futures market has arrived, and with any luck (read: lots of luck needed), he’ll uncover the NCAA champ for the third consecutive year…
Behind the record-breaking Fletcher Magee, Wofford lit the world on fire last year, but it’s easy to forget Furman, UNC Greensboro, and ETSU were all formidable Top 100 teams as well. What can the SoCon possibly do for an encore?
Missouri State is the most talented team in the league, but can the Bears stop the two-time defending champs? Sister Jean says, “Nay!”
Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s and everyone else - that sound familiar? The perennial WCC powers are at the top of their game, paving the track for another two horse race, but a deep “Tier 2” headlined by BYU and new coach Mark Pope aim to narrow the gap.
Rick Stansbury has [shockingly] amassed a wealth of talent at Western Kentucky. Can any of the challengers - transfer UTEP, Louisiana Tech, the dynamic duo at UTSA, a healthy North Texas - unseat the presumed favorite Hilltoppers?