Atlantic 10 2018-19 Preview

The A-10 promises to be an extremely deep and challenging-to-predict league, but a few programs stand out to us as the most notable contenders…

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Pac 12 2018-19 Preview

Likely the weakest of the so-called Power 6 leagues, the Pac 12 will have to deal with being a kind of “little brother” to Gonzaga and Nevada on the west coast. The league is relatively wide open (not always a compliment), but the traditional powers will probably make up the upper tiers…

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Big East 2018-19 Preview

Xavier ended Villanova’s reign of terror last year, but despite a plethora of pro defections, Jay Wright’s Wildcats appear to once again be the class of the league. Who else will emerge from a crowd of possible contenders?

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#15 Oregon Preview 2018-19

After an underwhelming 2017-18, Dana Altman has once again assembled an extremely talented roster boosted by one of the nation’s best freshman classes. Can he build a contender out of the intriguing pieces?

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#24 Washington Preview 2018-19

Mike Hopkins’s squad brings back every significant contributor from a year ago. With the Pac 12 as open as ever, how high can the more experienced Huskies climb in this year’s standings?

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#26 Marquette Preview 2018-19

Known for the last two years as a prolific three-point shooting offense but a sieve defense, can Marquette find a little more balance this year? And is Wojo’s seat sneaky-warm?

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#29 UCLA Preview 2018-19

For a coach who has made three Sweet 16s in the past five years, Steve Alford’s seat appears to be heating up. Will a roster rife with talented underclassmen be enough to earn Mr. Alford some job security?

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#36 Xavier Preview 2018-19

A great deal of change is afoot in Northeast Cincinnati, as the Musketeers wave goodbye to Chris Mack and Xavier legends Trevon Bluiett and JP Macura (among others). New coach Travis Steele hopes, Quentin Goodin, a promising group of sophomores, and a few grad transfers can maintain X’s streak of 6 straight tournaments…

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#37 Butler Preview 2018-19

With Kelan Martin’s departure, Butler is now officially Kamar Baldwin’s team. Is he ready for that responsibility? And who will emerge as his key sidekicks?

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#38 Providence Preview 2018-19

Three pillars of the Providence program depart (Kyron Cartwright, Rodney Bullock, Jalen Lindsey), but the Friars still have Ed Cooley and a bevy of young talent with which to work. The biggest question: how big of an impact can Emmitt Holt have in his return from injury?

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#40 Arizona Preview 2018-19

Despite dealing with a mass exodus of his entire starting 5, Sean Miller has cobbled together enough talent to maintain respectability in Tucson. Will he be able to piece it all together in time to make a run in the vulnerable Pac 12?

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2017-18 Final Four Preview: Villanova vs. Kansas

The heavyweight bout on the right side of the bracket presents a fascinating matchup - both teams have prolific three-point shooting offenses, and both feature a plethora of versatile weapons with which to attack the other. Who will play for the national title Monday night?

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2017-18 Elite 8 Preview: Saturday Games

Two 9-seeds will take the court on Saturday (in separate games), a shocking turn of events that is only topped by Loyola Chicago's appearance on the day's slate. Will the left side of the bracket see more chaos? Will Sister Jean have to book tickets to San Antonio? 

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2017-18 Sweet 16 Preview: South Region

Kentucky's impossibly-difficult path the Final Four (according to John Calipari, at least) has opened up completely, as the first region ever to have all 1-4 seeds fail to make the Sweet 16 appears ripe for Big Blue's picking. Kansas State, Loyola-Chicago, and Nevada hope to undermine that goal, though...

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2017-18 Sweet 16 Preview: West Region

The West Region contains pre-Tournament darlings Michigan and Gonzaga, as well as two impressive Power 6 upset squads in Florida St. and Texas A&M. Will either upset train stay on the tracks, or will coaching juggernauts John Beilein and Mark Few derail them? 

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