#89 Belmont Bruins: College Basketball 111 in 111

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Welcome to The Sports Bank’s third annual college basketball season preview series.  Two years we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  Last year, we were slightly more aggressive and expanded to 111 teams in 111 days and will do so again as we look ahead to the 2012-2013 season.

We will rank the 75 power conference teams and top 36 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, transfers, incoming freshmen, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

After dominating the Atlantic Sun Conference for the past two years, the Belmont Bruins make a slight move up to Ohio Valley Conference where they will try to compete with defending champ, Murray State.

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College Hoops 101 (11/7/11)

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The college basketball season starts tonight!  The college basketball season starts tonight!  The college basketball season starts tonight!  To say I’m slightly excited is a gross under-exaggeration; like saying Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries probably should have never gotten married.

If you are unfamiliar with College Hoops 101, it is a weekly feature here at The Sports Bank that breaks down everything you need to know going on in the world of college basketball.  Every Monday I will look back at the previous week’s action, break down what to expect in the week ahead, and most importantly, update you on the obscene amount of games I have watched.

Click here in case you missed my 111 team previews in 111 days to check out the in-depth profiles.

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#40 Belmont Bruins: College Basketball 111 in 111

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Welcome to The Sports Bank’s second annual college basketball season preview series.  Last year we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  This year, we are being slightly more aggressive and expanding to 111 teams in 111 days.  We will rank the 74 power conference teams and top 37 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

With an experienced, balanced attack, the Belmont Bruins should once again be able to compete on a national scale this season.  They return nine players from their 11-man rotation and will be an unstoppable force in their final year in the Atlantic Sun before moving to the Ohio Valley Conference.

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Wisconsin Badgers Land a #4 Seed and a Giant-Killer in Belmont


After finishing the year with two horrific losses, the Wisconsin Badgers enter the NCAA Tournament as one of the nation’s top 16 teams. As a #4 seed in the Southeast Regional, the Badgers will take on the #13 seed Belmont Bruins (30-4), champions of the Atlantic Sun Conference.

The Badgers and Bruins will match-up on Thursday, March 17th in Tuscon, Arizona. Tip-off is set for 6:27 with coverage on TruTV. The winner of this game meets the winner of #5 Kansas State and #12 Utah State on Saturday.

Keep reading to learn a little about the Badgers tournament history and Belmont who have surfaced as a trendy upset pick.

By: Nick Grays

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