#62 Valparaiso Crusaders: 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.

Butler’s departure from the Horizon League opens the door for the Valparaiso Crusaders to emerge as the top program in the conference.  Despite losing a pair of valuable contributors to transfer, Bryce Drew returns a veteran core that should lead Valpo to the NCAA Tournament.

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