Big 12 Basketball Preview: #2 Texas Longhorns


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The Sports Bank’s college basketball season previews undergo a face lift this season. Rather than counting down the top 111 teams in 111 days, we will go conference-by-conference.  I’ve already counted down the Pac-12 and now we turn our attention to the Big 12.

The Texas Longhorns were one of the surprise teams in college basketball last season. With everybody returning and the addition of one of the top recruits in the 2014 class, the ‘Horns won’t sneak up on anybody this year. [Read more...]

Big 12 Basketball Preview: #3 Iowa State Cyclones


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The Sports Bank’s college basketball season previews undergo a face lift this season. Rather than counting down the top 111 teams in 111 days, we will go conference-by-conference.  I’ve already counted down the Pac-12 and now we turn our attention to the Big 12.

Despite losing their top two scorers from last year’s Sweet 16 squad, Fred Hoiberg and the Iowa State Cyclones reload thanks to… shocking… a few key transfers. [Read more...]

Big 12 Basketball Preview: #4 Oklahoma Sooners


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The Sports Bank’s college basketball season previews undergo a face lift this season. Rather than counting down the top 111 teams in 111 days, we will go conference-by-conference.  I’ve already counted down the Pac-12 and now we turn our attention to the Big 12.

With four starters returning, the Oklahoma Sooners will once again be a factor in the Big 12 race. The eligibility of transfer TaShawn Thomas is a huge x-factor this season for Lon Kruger’s crew. [Read more...]

Big 12 Preview: #5 Kansas State Wildcats


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The Sports Bank’s college basketball season previews undergo a face lift this season. Rather than counting down the top 111 teams in 111 days, we will go conference-by-conference.  I’ve already counted down the Pac-12 and now we turn our attention to the Big 12.

In his first season at Kansas State Wildcats head coach, Bruce Weber led the program to their fifth straight NCAA Tournament appearance. With their top two scorers returning and a couple transfers becoming eligible, K-State has the weapons to extend their Big Dance streak. [Read more...]

Big 12 Basketball Preview: #6 Baylor Bears


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The Sports Bank’s college basketball season previews undergo a face lift this season. Rather than counting down the top 111 teams in 111 days, we will go conference-by-conference.  I’ve already counted down the Pac-12 and now we turn our attention to the Big 12.

The Baylor Bears lose three of their top four scorers from a year ago and hope the addition of six new faces can help fill the void. [Read more...]

Big 12 Basketball Preview: #7 West Virginia Mountaineers


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The Sports Bank’s college basketball season previews undergo a face lift this season. Rather than counting down the top 111 teams in 111 days, we will go conference-by-conference.  I’ve already counted down the Pac-12 and now we turn our attention to the Big 12.

The West Virginia Mountaineers were expecting to have everybody returning from last year’s team and make a significant leap in the Big 12. However, Bob Huggins lost two key players to transfer and another who decided to turn pro overseas which will stunt the program’s growth. [Read more...]

Big 12 Basketball Preview: #8 Oklahoma State Cowboys


oklahoma state dance team

The Sports Bank’s college basketball season previews undergo a facelift this season. Rather than counting down the top 111 teams in 111 days, we will go conference-by-conference.  I’ve already counted down the Pac-12 and now we turn our attention to the Big 12.

After getting off to a 15-2 start last season, the Oklahoma State Cowboys went into a downward spiral by losing ten of their next 16 games. Travis Ford now faces the daunting task of replacing his starting backcourt of Marcus Smart and Markel Brown. [Read more...]

Big 12 Basketball Preview: #9 TCU Horned Frogs


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The Sports Bank’s college basketball season previews undergo a facelift this season. Rather than counting down the top 111 teams in 111 days, we will go conference-by-conference.  I’ve already counted down the Pac-12 and now we turn our attention to the Big 12.

After getting shut out last season in conference play, the TCU Horned Frogs should be much improved this season since they get a couple of key contributors back from injury and a pair of impact transfers. [Read more...]

Big 12 Basketball Preview: #10 Texas Tech Red Raiders


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The Sports Bank’s college basketball season previews undergo a facelift this season. Rather than counting down the top 111 teams in 111 days, we will go conference-by-conference.  I’ve already counted down the Pac-12 and now we turn our attention to the Big 12.

In losing four of their top five scorers from a year ago, a pretty bad Texas Tech Red Raiders team should only be worse this season and figure to be the cellar dwellars in the Big 12. [Read more...]

Pac-12 Basketball Preview: #1 Arizona Wildcats


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The Sports Bank’s college basketball season previews undergo a facelift this season. Rather than counting down the top 111 teams in 111 days, we will go conference-by-conference, breaking down each team beginning with the Pac-12.

Even though the Arizona Wildcats lose the Pac-12 Player of the Year and Pac-12 Freshman of the Year, Sean Miller’s team will be among the elite in the country. The challenge for this season’s team; help Miller get over the hump and to his first ever Final Four. [Read more...]

Pac-12 Basketball Preview: #2 Colorado Buffaloes


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The Sports Bank’s college basketball season previews undergo a facelift this season. Rather than counting down the top 111 teams in 111 days, we will go conference-by-conference, breaking down each team beginning with the Pac-12.

Spencer Dinwiddie’s early exit to the NBA was a significant loss this off-season for the Colorado Buffaloes but certainly not crippling for the program. Tad Boyle still returns all five post-Dinwiddie injury starters from a year ago, the Buffs will be a major player on the national stage. [Read more...]

Pac-12 Basketball Preview: #3 Utah Utes


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The Sports Bank’s college basketball season previews undergo a facelift this season. Rather than counting down the top 111 teams in 111 days, we will go conference-by-conference, breaking down each team beginning with the Pac-12.

The Utah Utes were one of the more surprising teams in college basketball last season. With their top six scorers back from a year ago, Larry Krystowiak’s crew should take another step this season and get back to the NCAA Tournament. [Read more...]