Atlantic Sun 2019-20 Preview

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?

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Sun Belt 2019-20 Preview

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…

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WAC 2019-20 Preview

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?

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SoCon 2019-20 Preview

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?

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Conference USA 2019-20 Preview

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?

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American 2019-20 Preview

Memphis and Houston made our top 40, but they aren’t the only contenders for this year’s American crown. This may be the deepest the league has been in years, and UConn hopes to exit the league in style…

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#2 Kansas 2019-20 Preview

The Big 12 regular season title streak ended, but Kansas is intent on starting a new one with potential All-Americans inside and out. Bill Self never stopped building the roster all offseason, and as a result, the Jayhawks look like a loaded championship contender once again.

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#4 Kentucky 2019-20 Preview

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Kentucky has a stable of NBA-level athletes and a couple freshman stars, keeping them firmly in the national title conversation. Do Coach Cal and the Wildcats have enough offensive punch to climb the proverbial mountain?

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#6 Florida 2019-20 Preview

Florida was a sneaky contender before nabbing Kerry Blackshear, but the Gators are now a clear Final Four threat with him in the fold. Mike White’s roster is young but hyper-talented - can he solve the team’s offensive woes from last year?

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#10 Texas Tech 2019-20 Preview

Fresh off a trip to the national title game, Chris Beard and Texas Tech have largely earned the “stick them in the top 15 and don’t ask questions” reputation in the preseason. Still, this roster has plenty of turnover, so newcomers will need to rise into key roles…

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#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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