#14 Baylor 2019-20 Preview

It was a tale of two seasons for the Bears last year, but with an outstanding and deep frontcourt returning plus a potential star guard in Jared Butler, we’re betting on the “good” version of Scott Drew’s team showing up consistently in 2019-20…

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#20 Memphis 2019-20 Preview

Penny Hardaway has officially arrived in Memphis. The Tigers and their #1 recruiting class are going to live on ESPN this year, so you might as well get to know them today…

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#28 Texas 2019-20 Preview

Ladies and gentlemen, your reigning National (Invitational Tournament) Champions! Texas has struggled to find consistency under Shaka Smart, but the addition of Luke Yaklich to help coordinate the defense and the growth of the Longhorns’ young guards are encouraging signs entering 2019-20…

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#29 Mississippi 2019-20 Preview

The Runnin’ Rebels returned to the Big Dance in Kermit Davis’s debit, but their stay was extremely short-lived. Can a potent backcourt and two key JUCO additions push Mississippi into Round 2 and beyond this year?

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#30 Alabama 2019-20 Preview

With semi-sincere apologies to Avery Johnson, we cannot wait to see what Nate Oats does with SEC resources in Tuscaloosa. Are there enough pieces in place for him to compete in a tough league in his first year?

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#35 Tennessee 2019-20 Preview

A heartbreaking Sweet 16 loss ended the Grant Williams/Admiral Schofield era in Knoxville, leaving a team with an abundance of question marks. Rick Barnes has talent remaining, but can the Vols overcome their youth and inexperience to stay in the NCAA Tournament picture?

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#36 Auburn 2019-20 Preview

After an undefeated run through the month of March and reaching the program’s first ever Final Four, Auburn hopes to reload despite losing several key contributors. Can Bruce Pearl do it again?

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#39 West Virginia 2019-20 Preview

After a disastrous season in 2018-19, we’re expecting a bounceback this year for Bob Huggins and the Mountaineers. They’ll be anchored by a terrifying front court, but the potential hinges on the guards…

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2019 National Championship Preview: Virginia vs. Texas Tech

In the national title game that CBS and Turner have long been praying for, we get a defensive matchup for the ages: Virginia against Texas Tech. Tony Bennett against Chris Beard. Which school will bring home its first ever national championship?

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2018-19 Elite 8 Preview: Duke vs. Michigan St.

Coach K has won 11 of the 12 meetings between these two legends of the profession, but Tom Izzo has a hot Spartan team playing confidently and ready to take down the Goliaths that are Duke and Zion. Who will cut down the nets in the nation’s capital?

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2018-19 Elite 8 Preview: Virginia vs. Purdue

Virginia and Purdue both survived major tests of incredibly different varieties in the Sweet 16, and they’ll meet for a chance to break loooong Final Four droughts on both sides. Which long-suffering fan base will need to make Minneapolis travel arrangements?

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2018-19 Sweet 16 Preview: West Region

If this Sweet 16 field looks familiar to you, it should: three of the four West participants are repeats from last year, with only Texas Tech swapping in as the Lone Star representative (was Texas A&M last year). Can the Wolverines return to the Elite Eight? Can Gonzaga exact revenge upon Florida State after falling to the ‘Noles in this round last year?

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