#21 New Mexico Lobos: 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 a solid core returning, the New Mexico Lobos are the preseason pick to win the Mountain West Conference.  The recent decision to redshirt sophomore big man Alex Kirk hurts their depth up-front, but UNM still has the talent to compete on a national level.

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#31 Villanova Wildcats: 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.

Fun facts: In the past two seasons the Villanova Wildcats have finished 9-11 in the second half of Big East play, haven’t won a Big East Tournament game, and their only NCAA Tournament win was a three-point overtime victory against a 15 seed.  (Okay, not “fun” facts if you are a ‘Nova fan.)  Jay Wright has not been able to sustain a level of success despite having a ton of talent and may struggle to do so this season with a young roster.

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College Basketball 111 in 111: #110 Boston College Eagles

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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.

Coming in at #110 in our “111 in 111” is the Boston College Eagles who lose pretty much everybody from a year ago and face a massive re-building effort.

GO HERE for the Boston College football season preview.

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