65 Team in 65 Days: #36 Northern Iowa

Location: Cedar Falls, IA Nickname: Panthers Conference: Missouri Valley Last Year’s Record: 23-11 Why they’ll make it: Losing only two players and returning all five starters, the Panthers will be as loaded as anyone in the MVC this season. Led by the imposing frontcourt of Adam Koch and 7’1 Jordan Eglseder as well as KwadzoContinue reading “65 Team in 65 Days: #36 Northern Iowa”

65 Teams in 65 Days: #37 Oregon State

Location: Corvallis, OR Nickname: Beavers Conference: Pac-10 Last Year’s Record: 18-18 Why they’ll make it: After winning the College Basketball Invitational championship last season, the Beavers have much to be excited about. With 10 of their top 11 players returning, the Beavers look ready to challenge for it’s first Big Dance berth in 20 years.Continue reading “65 Teams in 65 Days: #37 Oregon State”

65 Teams in 65 Days: #38 Seton Hall

Location: South Orange, NJ Nickname: Pirates Conference: Big East Last Year’s Record: 17-15 Why they’ll make it: There may not be a more underrated player in the country than Jeremy Hazell. The Harlem product put up huge scoring numbers last season in the Big East. The junior guard scored over 30 points on six occasionsContinue reading “65 Teams in 65 Days: #38 Seton Hall”

65 Teams in 65 Days: #39 Creighton

Location: Omaha, NE Nickname: Blue Jays Conference: Missouri Valley Last Year’s Record: 27-8 Why they’ll make it: With only two players of significance gone, the Blue Jays are primed for a run at Missouri Valley supremacy. The core of this team remains intact. P’Allen Stinnett, Justin Carter, and Kenny Lawson, Jr. will lead a teamContinue reading “65 Teams in 65 Days: #39 Creighton”

65 Teams in 65 Days: #40 Oklahoma

Location: Norman, OK Nickname: Sooners Conference: Big 12 Last Year’s Record: 30-6 Why they’ll make it: Super sophomore Willie Warren returns to lead an Oklahoma team that should have one of the best backcourts in the country. He, along with Tony Crocker will now turn the tables for a squad that had one of theContinue reading “65 Teams in 65 Days: #40 Oklahoma”

65 Teams in 65 Days: #41 Florida

Location: Gainesville, FL Nickname: Gators Conference: Southeastern Last Year’s Record: 25-11 Why they’ll make it: With five players who started at least one game last season, depth will not be an issue for the Gators. Billy Donovan’s teams like to run the floor so having a deep bench has been a hallmark of his teams.Continue reading “65 Teams in 65 Days: #41 Florida”

65 Teams in 65 Days: #42 Duquesne

Location: Pittsburgh, PA Nickname: Dukes Conference: Atlantic-10 Last Year’s Record: 21-13 Why they’ll make it: With eight of the top nine players in their rotation returning, the Dukes will have plenty of firepower this season. Led by juniors, Damian Sanders and Bill Clark, they’ll be one of the top teams in the Atlantic-10. This programContinue reading “65 Teams in 65 Days: #42 Duquesne”

65 Teams in 65 Days: #43 Houston

Location: Houston, TX Nickname: Cougars Conference: Conference-USA Last Year’s Record: 21-12 Why they’ll make it: Senior’s Aubrey Coleman and Kelvin Lewis lead one of the best backcourts in college basketball. They both averaged over 18 points-per-game last season and they’re fully capable of increasing that average this season. Not only do they put pressure onContinue reading “65 Teams in 65 Days: #43 Houston”

65 Teams in 65 Days: # 44 Virginia Tech

Location: Blacksburg, VA Nickname: Hokies Conference: Atlantic Coast Last Year’s Record: 19-15 Why they’ll make it: Juniors Jeff Allen, a forward, and Malcolm Delaney, a guard, are two of the most underrated players in the country. They both score in double figures and return to lead a Hokie squad that has been on the vergeContinue reading “65 Teams in 65 Days: # 44 Virginia Tech”