#21 Creighton Bluejays: 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.

Behind a breakout sophomore campaign from All-American Doug McDermott, the Creighton Bluejays burst back onto the national scene behind one of the most potent offenses in college basketball.  With most of their roster intact from a year ago, more of the same is expected this season.

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#65 Wichita State Shockers: 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.

The Wichita State Shockers lose all five starters from last year’s team which won 27 games and earned a five seed in the NCAA Tournament.  While there is plenty of turnover on the roster, Greg Marshall’s team should still be in the mix of the Missouri Valley Conference race.

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#38 Wichita State Shockers: 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.

Wichita State cut down the nets last season… the NIT nets.  The Shockers return a solid core from that team and should be one of the favorites in the Missouri Valley Conference.

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#70 Indiana State Sycamores: 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.

In his first season as head coach, Greg Lansing led the Indiana State Sycamores to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in a decade.  With most of their key contributors returning, Larry Bird’s alma mater should be in the thick of the Missouri Valley Conference race.

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#75 Creighton Bluejays: 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 Creighton Bluejays have been in the upper echelon of the Missouri Valley Conference for the past decade-plus.  However, the past two seasons the Bluejays have been an average team.  Behind star in the making, Doug McDermott, Creighton will hope to return to the top of the MVC.

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