#77 Harvard Crimson: College Basketball 111 in 111

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Welcome to The Sports Bank’s third annual college basketball season preview series.  Two years we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  Last year, we were slightly more aggressive and expanded to 111 teams in 111 days and will do so again as we look ahead to the 2012-2013 season.

We will rank the 75 power conference teams and top 36 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, transfers, incoming freshmen, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

With the recent academic scandal rocking the campus, I have no idea what to do with the Harvard Crimson basketball team in my rankings.  It appears as if star players Kyle Casey and Brandyn Curry will have to withdraw from school meaning Tommy Amaker loses four starters from last year’s Ivy League championship team which advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1946.

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#35 Harvard Crimson: College Basketball 111 in 111

harvard cheerleading

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.

(I am going to try to get through this article without making a Good Will Hunting reference, but no promises.)  Even though they shared the honors with Princeton, the Harvard Crimson captured their first ever Ivy League title only to have their hope of ending up in the NCAA Tournament fall short as they lost a one-game playoff against their educated rivals.  With everyone returning from last year’s team, Harvard will be the favorites to represent the conference in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1946.

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