#2 Kentucky Wildcats: 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.

The Kentucky Wildcats tip-off their 2011-2012 season tonight against Marist.  All eyes will be on the top recruiting class in the country which features four McDonald’s All-Americans, three of whom were named to the Naismith Award Watch List.  With that type of talent and a few key returning players from last year, John Calipari will have the Big Blue back in the national title picture.

Check out the ultimate Kentucky Wildcats cheerleader photo gallery.

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Could Ohio State Be Even Better Next Season?

 

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Ohio State was knocked out of the Sweet 16 for the second straight year, but received consolation just hours after its loss to Kentucky when Jared Sullinger announced his return to Columbus for his sophomore season.

By: Justin Mertes-Mistretta

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NBA Draft Stock Report: Sweet 16/Elite 8 Edition

Derrick Williams nbaEven though it is just one game or a few games, the NCAA Tournament can do wonders to either help or hurt a college basketball player’s NBA Draft Stock; especially on the big stage of the Sweet 16 or Elite 8.  Here are some players who have seen their stock rise and fall this past weekend. Click here for The Sports Bank’s 2011 NBA Mock Draft.  You can also check out the list of underclassmen who have already declared for the draft or announced their intention of returning to school.

By: David Kay
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