#37 Oregon Ducks: 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 the addition of three key transfers and highly-touted freshman Jabari Brown, the Oregon Ducks have been tabbed a Pac-12 sleeper this season.  For that to happen, second year head coach Dana Altman must get his players on the same page from the opening tip of the season.

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#80 Minnesota Golden Gophers: 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.

Tubby Smith has to be on the hot seat, right?  In his four years as Minnesota head coach, the Golden Gophers have not finished with a winning Big Ten record or picked up a NCAA Tournament victory.  With a young roster and unproven backcourt, that trend will likely continue in 2011-2012.

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Mbakwe, Gophers Look Better in Narrow Loss to Ohio State

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Ohio State is on another level. [Read more…]

College Hoops 101 (1/10/11)

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If you are unfamiliar with College Hoops 101, it is a weekly feature here at The Sports Bank that runs every Monday (Tuesday this week… sorry for the delay) and breaks down everything you need to know going on in the world of college basketball.  I will look back at the previous week and peak ahead to some of the key match-ups in the next seven days.

By: David Kay
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Gophers Look Shaky in First Game Without Devoe Joseph

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If Gopher fans were looking for encouragement after their program’s week from hell, they didn’t find it Tuesday night. [Read more…]

A Bad Week for Gopher Basketball

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A season that had only one blemish the first 361 days of 2010 has quickly turned into a nightmare of a new year for Minnesota Gophers Basketball. [Read more…]