99 in 99: #51 New Mexico Lobos

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New Mexico had a breakout season in 2009-2010 making the NCAA Tournament for the first time in five years and helping turn the Mountain West Conference into more than just a mid-major.  A repeat performance this season is probably asking for too much, but the Lobos will once again be in the thick of the MWC race and in the thick of the conversation on Selection Sunday.

The Sports Bank’s “99 in 99” ranks the 72 power conference college basketball teams and top 27 mid-majors.  Our countdown will lead right up to the start of the season and provide you will all the in-depth information about the top teams in the game.  Click here if you missed teams #52-#99.

By: David Kay
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99 in 99: #54 UCLA Bruins

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It is hard to believe that a coach who led his team to three straight Final Four appearances from 2006-2008 could already be on the hot seat.  But after an incredibly disappointing 2009-2010 season, Ben Howland’s rear end might be heating up a little bit as UCLA looks to bounce back in the Pac-10.

The Sports Bank’s “99 in 99” runs down the 72 power conference college basketball teams and top 27 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  Click here if you missed teams #55-#99.

By: David Kay
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