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Preseason preparation for 2018-19

Dave2015As another college basketball season prepares to dawn, a group of familiar names greets us with the anticipation of March Madness and April glory.  Teams like Kansas, Kentucky, Duke, and even Gonzaga are considered title contenders.  Prognosticators are also rightfully intrigued by Nevada, Tennessee, North Carolina, and even a re-focused Virginia outfit trying to bounce back from an historic upset at the hands of UMBC.

Then there’s defending National Champion, Villanova, with some fresh faces among its returning talent.  Dismiss the Wildcats at your own risk.

By most accounts, the SEC will be strong again, and the Big Ten is likely to send more than a handful of teams to the Dance.  The race for bids is tightening even before we tip in early November.  Will the Missouri Valley send multiple teams?  While someone beyond Nevada emerge as a second or third NCAA team from the Mountain West?  How many bids can the Atlantic 10 garner?  Can both both Marshall and Western Kentucky survive Conference USA and Selection Sunday?  And what about the MAC?  Both Buffalo and Eastern Michigan are contenders.

The point is this … college basketball is intriguing because we’ll always have spectacular storylines.  We’ll have surprises.  We’ll have disappointments.  And we’ll have those conference tournaments when the unthinkable happens.

A preseason bracket projection will be arriving soon, along with our season-opening Seed List.  Here’s to another incredible college hoops season.

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