#15 Xavier 2019-20 Preview

The Travis Steele era got off to a rocky start, but a sizzling hot finish has the X-Men eyeing a banner year in Cincinnati. Can the Muskies parlay last year’s momentum into a Big East championship run in 2020?

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#17 Arizona 2019-20 Preview

After missing the NCAA Tournament for just the third time in nearly 40 years, it’s time for Sean Miller and the Wildcats to turn the page. Can hometown hero and point guard prodigy Nico Mannion be the savior Arizona needs to return to glory in 2020?

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#18 Seton Hall 2019-20 Preview

Myles Powell’s evolution into a human flamethrower helped Kevin Willard notch his fourth straight trip to the dance… With everyone of importance back in the saddle for 2020, the Pirates won’t be sneaking up on anyone as they look to break through for a second weekend run in the NCAA Tournament.

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#19 Creighton 2019-20 Preview

2019 was a roller coaster ride for Creighton, but a 5-game win streak to close out the year helped the Jays salvage a respectable season. Can a burgeoning group of guards bring stability to the backcourt and make some noise in the Big East title chase?

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#21 Saint Mary's 2019-20 Preview

After Gonzaga laid waste to the WCC during the regular season, the Gaels got the last laugh when they stunned the Zags in the WCC championship game. With a burgeoning superstar in Jordan Ford back to lead the charge, can Saint Mary’s outlast the arch nemesis for an outright conference crown?

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#24 Utah State 2019-20 Preview

Utah State swept the Mountain West All-Conference awards, bringing the Coach of the Year (Craig Smith), Player of the Year (Sam Merrill) and Defensive Player of the Year (Neemias Queta) hardware back to Logan. With that terrific triad still in place, can the Aggies seize their first outright conference crown since 2011?

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#32 Marquette 2019-20 Preview

Getting boat ‘raced’ by Murray State was a sour way to end an otherwise banner year in the Steve Wojciechowski era. And with the Hauser brothers unexpectedly bolting for greener pastures this summer, can Markus Howard and his superhero cape keep the Golden Eagles in Big East title contention?

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Handicapping Home Court Advantage

What is the value of home court advantage? This is, quite literally, the million dollar question that’s confounded professional handicappers for decades.

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The USBWA CBB Awards & The Missouri Athletic Club: A Match Made in Heaven

The Weave got an exclusive look at the USBWA College Basketball Awards Monday evening, hosted by the Missouri Athletic Club in downtown St. Louis, which served as the grand finale to a memorable 2019 college hoops campaign.

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2018-19 Final Four Preview: Virginia vs. Auburn

Survive and advance. That’s the script Auburn and Virginia stuck to over the weekend, as both needed overtime to keep their NCAA title hopes from flatlining. With a new lease on life, the orange-shaded squadrons will duke it out for a chance to play for all the marbles in the first matchup of Saturday’s double header in Minneapolis.

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2018-19 Sweet 16 Preview: Midwest Region

After spoiling Kansas’ plans to play in its ‘home away from home’ at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Auburn now set its sights on dispatching yet another powerhouse from the blue blood infested Midwest Region. While the Tigers hope to keep their 3-point party rolling, the Coogs aim to de-throne the potentially PJ Washington-less Wildcats.

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2018-19 Sweet 16 Preview: East Region

Duke survived a Round of 32 heavyweight bought with Tacko Fall and UCF, while Michigan State dominated a hapless, Jordan Murphy-less Minnesota squad. Now they head to the nation’s capital to take on Virginia Tech and LSU, respectively, two teams who could give their higher-ranked opponents issues…

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2018-19 Sweet 16 Preview: South Region

In this chalky Sweet-16, the South region features the only double-digit seed left in the field. Can Oregon continue its mad dash through March? Or will one of the heavy hitters, Virginia, Tennessee and Purdue, cut down the nets this weekend in Louisville?

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