Kentucky coach John Calipari said he feels like he has seven starters with Andrew and Aaron Harrison, James Young, Alex Poythress, Julius Randle, Dakari Johnson and Willie Cauley-Stein.
Arizona coach Sean Miller may very well have the best defensive team he’s ever coached, but either Mayes or York is going to have to emerge as a legitimate outside threat for the Wildcats to get to a Final Four.
Amile Jefferson will be Duke’s unsung presence next season. The 6-8 forward will likely start at center for the Blue Devils and should benefit from playing at a faster pace.
It’s safe to say this league will have at least five teams in the NCAA Tournament, but anything more than that depends on what happens elsewhere.
The Atlantic 10 may have lost brand name schools like Temple, Xavier, and Butler, but everyone else in the league improved since the end of last season.
Rutgers’ expected hiring of Eddie Jordan also means that Scarlet Knights associate head coach David Cox will likely remain on the coaching staff, per multiple sources close to the situation.
Louisville’s press, Damyean Dotson’s upside and Denzel Valentine’s versatility are just three of the many reasons to love the Sweet 16.
64 teams. 32 contests. All going down in an exhilarating — and, yes, exhausting — two-day mosh pit of hoops.
Butler, Creighton and Xavier are moving to the new Big East. They will join the so-called Catholic 7 basketball schools who left to start a new conference and are keeping the Big East name.
Jim Larranaga’s team has had a banner season, but they’ll likely have to beat Duke for a second time this season — this time with Ryan Kelly — to reinforce their potential to go deep in the NCAA Tournament.
The Hawks have the most talented roster in the Atlantic 10, and could turn around their season with a road win over the Billikens. The problem is that Saint Louis is playing as well as anyone in the country right now.
The Billikens have all the ingredients to beat any team in the country, and are playing their best basketball at the perfect time.
He doesn’t wow you with any one thing he does, but Yogi Ferrell was brilliant in the Hoosiers’ win over Michigan on Saturday night.
If the first two weeks of league play are any indication, the Musketeers will still have a major say in how the final Atlantic 10 standings turn out.
Syracuse can beat anyone without James Southerland. How do I know that? Because the Orange won at Louisville without Southerland on Saturday.