Jon Rothstein's Atlantic 10 Offseason NotebookThe 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.
Rothstein: This And That Around NCAA Basketball; Larkin's Future, Fordham Rising & MoreIf Shane Larkin returns to Miami for his junior season, the Hurricanes will make the NCAA Tournament. If he leaves for the NBA, Jim Larranaga's team will be in complete rebuilding mode.
Rothstein: Colorado And 4 More Teams With Pivotal Weeks Ahead In College BasketballThe Buffaloes are the sleeper team in the PAC 12 and have a real chance to help their NCAA chances with games at home against Arizona and Arizona State.
Rothstein Files: Five Hidden Gems For The College Hoops Weekend Early season tournaments will headline this weekend in college hoops but we've identified five under the radar games to keep an eye on.
Rothstein Files: Five Observations From UMassChaz Williams is a like a magnet. The undersized point guard has an infectious personality -- and it's easily noticeable if you're in the gym with him for even just a matter of moments.
Season Opener Was A 'Wake-Up Call,' A 'Rude Awakening' For Victor Cruz"For me, personally, I guess (there were) a couple of first-game jitters," Cruz said. "I was thinking that the game was just going to come to me naturally, but I got a nice little wake-up call, a nice little rude awakening."
Rothstein Files: Atlantic 10 Offseason NotebookUMass boasts one of the Atlantic 10's best back courts with do-everything floor general Chaz Williams and Jesse Morgan, a burgeoning off guard who could be one of the league's best defenders.
Rothstein Files: This And That Around College BasketballTemple is now in prime position to challenge for yet another Atlantic 10 title after the Owls officially added Boston University big man Jake O'Brien as a transfer this past week.
Rothstein Files: A Smart Move To The Atlantic 10It seemed like VCU was primed to remain on their perch atop the CAA standings for years to come. That all changed in May when VCU along with Butler joined the Atlantic-10 for the upcoming season.
Rothstein Files: 10 Reasons To Be Excited About The Atlantic-10Chaz Williams took the conference by storm in his first season in the Atlantic-10 and only figures to be more of a menace in 2012-13.
Rothstein Files: Five Instant Effects Of VCU Joining The Atlantic-10 Of the Atlantic-10's 14 teams, 10 finished with .500 or better overall records last season, and adding VCU to that mix only enhances the league as a whole.