As far as numbers go, Rakeem Cato is a very good player, but to make a run to New York, he will have to go on a tear in the second half of the season.
Wayne Selden doesn’t enter next season with the cache of fellow freshmen Andrew Wiggins or Joel Embiid, but he’s more than capable of having a big time first year in Lawrence.
Arizona will be good enough at some point this season to beat the best teams in the country — they’re just not ready yet to beat a team like Florida.
After this season, Memphis will leave the friendly confines of the conference they’ve dominated and join the Big East for the start of the 2013-14 season. Who will replace them as the team to beat in Conference-USA? It could very well be Marshall.
Villanova got tremendous news this week when the NCAA cleared Wake Forest transfer Tony Chennault to play next season thanks to a waiver.