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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#2 Arizona Preview 2017-18

It was yet another frustrating finish to Arizona's season after being bounced in the Sweet 16 by 11-seeded Xavier - head coach Sean Miller's former employer.  With a potential player of the year candidate in Allonzo Trier back and fully healthy for his junior campaign, is this the year Miller and the Wildcats finally break through?

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The 'Big Bad 12': Is this the Best Conference Ever?

With just over two weeks left until conference tournaments kick-off, the Big-12 is on pace to send 7 of its 10 teams to the Big Dance for the 4th year in a row - the highest percentage of any conference in the past 15 years.  So how does the 2016-17 Big-12 stack up with some of the all-time greats, including this year's loaded ACC?

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Lopsided Lovelies

Finding balance between offense and defense in basketball is important to a team's overall success - but not all teams are built the same. We look at which squads are overwhelmingly offensively- and defensively-minded. 

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Coaching Carousel - Who your team should hire and fire

Hey does your head coach suck? You're not alone! Many programs are facing the all-too-common dilemma of letting their basketball bosses go. But fear not! There are loads of talent burgeoning at the mid-major level ready to bring your program back to relevance. 

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Five Overreactions from the Season thus far...

Let's use our Conclusions Mat to jump to conclusions! Overreacting is fun, getting caught up in the early season performances of our beloved college teams. Early season trends usually don't last - but let's pretend they will!

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America East Preview 2016-17

Vermont returns a horde of talented players, and looks to recapture the conference crown after falling in the Championship to Stony Brook last year. New Hampshire is a dangerous team on the rise, hungry for their first NCAA Tourney appearance.

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Atlantic Sun Preview 2016-17

Dunk City, a.k.a. Florida Gulf Coast, is back in search of yet another NCAA Tournament invite, while the Birds of Trey at North Florida look to attack from the sky. Also - don't count out those pesky Highlanders from NJIT.

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Big West Preview 2016-17

The Beach is the clear favorite this year in the Big West, but the Anteaters of UC Irvine will look to challenge for the coveted auto-bid. Hawaii is postseason ineligible and CS Northridge is the dark horse in a competitive conference.

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Sun Belt Preview 2016-17

The Sun Belt features one of the best mid-majors in the land with the Kevin Hervey led UT-Arlington Mavericks. Little Rock knocked off Purdue in the Dance last year, but a new coach and significant player turnover could mean a step back for the Trojans. Georgia Southern looks to be a big-time sleeper candidate this season.

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Colonial Preview 2016-17

The CAA has been knocking on the door of the top ten conference list the past few years. With talented squads returning for UNC Wilmington, Charleston, and Hofstra, high-seeded Tourney teams should be shaking in their boots.

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West Coast Preview 2016-17

Gonzaga and Saint Mary's once again lead the WCC. BYU looks to make the league a 3-bid conference once again, while Santa Clara and Pepperdine glare jealously at the riches of the top tier.

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American Preview 2016-17

The American Conference looks to thrust itself in the national conference conversation alongside the Power 6. Cincy and UConn look to be Tourney bound. Can SMU, Houston, or Memphis crash the party?

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Pac 12 Preview 2016-17

Exciting freshmen Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball look to dominate the headlines alongside Player of the Year candidate Ivan Rabb. Oregon and Arizona are once again the class of the conference, while UCLA looks to get back to their winning ways in a deep Pac 12. 

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Big East Preview 2016-17

Villanova returns a roster loaded with talent as they look to repeat as National Champs, while Xavier lurks in the shadows with the Big East's most complete starting five top to bottom. Third through seventh place is anyone's guess in an uber-competitive Big East conference.

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