#57 Iowa State Cyclones: 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.

Transfer U. loses their top three scorers from last season’s team that made a huge turnaround and surprised many by making the NCAA Tournament.  Fred Hoiberg welcomes two new transfers to his Iowa State Cyclones team as they try to repeat their success from a year ago.

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#74 Iowa State Cyclones: 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.

It has already been an interesting beginning to the Fred Hoiberg era at Iowa State.  Year one was filled with struggles as the Mayor began the resurrection of his former program.  With three Big Ten castoffs becoming eligible this season, the Cyclones should be more competitive in the Big 12.

For the Iowa State football preview go here

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Michigan State Dismisses Korie Lucious for the Rest of the Season

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Are things really starting to come unraveled for Michigan State this college basketball season?

First, you had head coach Tom Izzo call out his team as a bunch of “pretty boy jump shooters” following a putrid performance at home versus Texas. Then you had a losing stretch which leaves the Spartans just one defeat shy of their loss total from all of last season, and we’re not even done with January.

The preseason #2 team in the nation also looks dead in the water when it comes to the Big Ten conference race. And it doesn’t help that Izzo sounds like he’s in a lovers’ quarrel with leading scorer Durrell Summers; given the way he’s gone out of his way to call Summers out in the past three press conferences.

And tonight things got even worse.

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