#10 Memphis Tigers: 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.

As expected, the Memphis Tigers went through their share of growing pains last season with a very young, but extremely talented roster.  After dominating Conference USA from 2006-2009 in which they only lost one league game, their reign of terror in the conference has hit a bump in the road the past two seasons.  Expect a new era of supremacy to begin this season for Josh Pastner and company.

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#59 Central Florida Knights: 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.

Remember when the Central Florida Knights won their first fourteen games of the 2010-2011 season?  That was fun.  You know what wasn’t fun for UCF fans? Following up that win streak with eight consecutive losses and finishing 6-10 in Conference USA.  Which Knights team will we see this season?

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#79 Tulsa Golden Hurricane: College Basketball 111 in 111

tulsa golden hurricane cheerleader

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 four straight twenty-plus win seasons, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane have re-established a program that saw a great stretch of success from the mid-nineties to early 2000’s.  However, a NCAA Tournament bid has still evaded the program for nearly a decade.  Another twenty wins could be on the horizon if Tulsa can find a way to replace Justin Hurtt.  Will that be enough to get them back into the Field of 68?

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#91 Marshall Thundering Herd: College Basketball 111 in 111

marshall thundering herd

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.

If you have not been keeping track at home, A- shame on you, B- you will notice that the Marshall Thundering Herd are the first mid-major in my rankings which means I project them to be the 37th mid-major in the country.  They have the potential to be a major sleeper in Conference USA.

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