10 Non-NCAA Tournament teams ready to make a splash next season


College basketball fans whose team didn’t make the NCAA Tournament are probably already looking ahead to the 2012-2013 season.  Typical tourney teams like UCLA, Arizona, Butler, Villanova, and Maryland should have bounce back seasons next year and vie for a spot in the Big Dance.  Here are ten non-tourney programs to watch out for next season.

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#76 USC Trojans: 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.

The USC Trojans were one of the final teams to get an at-large bid into the 2011 NCAA Tournament.  With several key players gone from that team and a season-ending injury to guard Jio Fontan, Southern Cal is a long shot to get back to the Big Dance.

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