CBE Classic Preview: Marquette The Underdog

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The CBE Classic is the best of the 2010 pre-season college basketball tournaments and not just because my alma mater is involved.  You have two of the top three ranked teams in the country in Duke and Kansas State, the always dangerous Gonzaga, and a feisty Marquette team.  Here is a preview and my predictions for what will go down in Kansas City.  Check out David’s in-depth Maui Invitational Preview.

By: David Kay
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99 in 99: #23 Gonzaga Bulldogs

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The first nationally televised college basketball game is exactly one week from today.  This week, most teams get on the court for exhibition play… a.k.a. beating up on some D-2 or D-3 school to knock the rust off your tires.  (Unless of course you are Syracuse last year.)  The fact that we are this close to the tip of the season makes me happier than Survivor cast members when they have won a food reward.

The Sports Bank’s “99 in 99” ranks the 72 power conference teams and top 27 mid-majors.  Gonzaga is technically a mid-major but their basketball program has proven it can hang with the big boys and will once again play like a Top 25 team.  Click here if you missed teams #24-99.

By: David Kay
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