2018-2019 Big XII Preview

Preseason Player of the Year: Dedric Lawson, Kansas Preseason All-Conference Team: Barry Brown, Kansas St Jaylen Fisher, TCU Sagaba Konate, West Virginia Dedric Lawson, Kansas Dean Wade, Kansas St Preseason Newcomer of the Year: Dedric Lawson Projected Order of Finish: 1. Kansas Memphis transfers Dedric and K.J. Lawson are eligible just in time for BillContinue reading “2018-2019 Big XII Preview”

Ute Nation

It was apparent last season that Larry Krystkowiak¬†was on to something. However, no one knew he was on to this. The Utah Utes have staked their claim as one of the premier teams out west and it’s because of the talent they can roll out there. The Utes are led by do everything guard DelonContinue reading “Ute Nation”

Bubble Boys

Today we’re going to examine the resumes of several teams on the bubble.¬† Central Florida, Colorado St, Connecticut, Loyola Marymount, Miami(FL), NC State, Northwestern, Seton Hall, St. Joseph’s, Texas, Washington, Xavier Central Florida RPI: 56 Record: 19-7 (8-4 Conference-USA) Key Wins: Connecticut, Memphis Key Losses: Louisiana-Lafayette, Tulsa Outlook: UCF is just 2-4 against Memphis, SouthernContinue reading “Bubble Boys”

West Region Breakdown

1. Duke Blue Devils Location: Durham, NC Record: 30-4 Automatic Bid: Atlantic Coast Conference Champions Key Players: Nolan Smith (21.3 ppg, 5.2 apg), Kyle Singler (17.1 ppg, 6.9 rpg), Seth Curry (9.5 ppg), Mason Plumlee (8.5 rpg) Strength: Duke is one of the most experienced teams in the country as it returns much of theContinue reading “West Region Breakdown”

Comeback ‘Cats

The return to prominence of Arizona has been remarkable under second-year coach Sean Miller. The Wildcats, who were thought to have fringe NCAA Tournament chances, are now almost at lock status with a high seed. Miller came to Arizona after a successful run at Xavier. He kept that program afloat after replacing Thad Matta, andContinue reading “Comeback ‘Cats”

East Region Team Capsules

1. Kentucky Wildcats Location: Lexington, Ky. Record: 32-2 Automatic Bid: Southeastern Conference Champions Key Players: John Wall (16.9 ppg, 6.4 apg), DeMarcus Cousins (15.3 ppg, 10.1 rpg), Patrick Patterson (14.7 ppg, 7.3 rpg), Erick Bledsoe (10.8 ppg) Strength: This team has talent everywhere. Coach John Calipari brought in one of the best recruiting classes inContinue reading “East Region Team Capsules”