2K Sports Classic Preview: Illini Ready to Run the Table?

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The pre-season tournament season is upon us and The Sports Bank is your home for in-depth previews to get your Feast Week watching ready.  The 2K Sports Classic college basketball tournament that benefits Coaches vs. Cancer has already tipped off with pod play but hits the main stage of Madison Square Garden Thursday and Friday with big-time programs Pitt, Illinois, Texas, and Maryland getting great early season tests.

By: David Kay
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99 in 99: #5 Pitt Panthers

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The Pitt Panthers received a terrific early season challenge Tuesday night when they tipped off the college basketball season by holding off a feisty Rhode Island team, 83-75.  Jamie Dixon has a deep, versatile, hard working group that enters the season as the team to beat in the Big East.

The Sports Bank’s “99 in 99” ranks the 72 power conference college basketball teams and top 27 mid-majors.  Click here if you missed teams #6-#99.

By: David Kay
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