#71 Oklahoma State Cowboys: College Basketball 111 in 111

oklahoma state dance team

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.

Taking the glass half-full approach, the Oklahoma State Cowboys did win twenty games last season.  Looking at the remaining emptiness in that glass, a winless road record in Big 12 play ultimately doomed Travis Ford’s team as they missed out on the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in the last six seasons.  A trip to the dance again seems unlikely for O-K State.

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#83 Stanford Cardinal: College Basketball 111 in 111

stanford cardinal mascot

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.

Giving Johnny Dawkins a two-year contract extension was a vote of confidence that the former Dukie has the Stanford Cardinal basketball program heading in the right direction.  Dawkins has recruited well since arriving in Palo Alto but his team is still a year or two away from being a true contender in the Pac-12.

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99 in 99: #12 Villanova Wildcats

scottie reynolds villanova

It is going to be strange watching the Villanova Wildcats this season and not seeing Peter Christian’s boy Scottie Reynolds on the floor…  Kind of like how it is when I tune into CSI and do not see Gil Grissom.  It is different and I am not sure I like it, but I know have to move on because he is never coming back.  For the record, I have the exact opposite feeling about Taylor King not being on the ‘Nova roster.  That makes me smile.

The Sports Bank’s “99 in 99” ranks the 72 power conference college basketball teams and top 27 mid-majors.  ‘Nova comes in at #12.  Click here if you missed teams #13-#99.

By: David Kay
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99 in 99: #22 Tennessee Volunteers

Bruce Pearl body paint

If you had Bruce Pearl in the “Which shady college coach would be the next to get busted for a major recruiting violation” pool, congratulations.  Pearl put the Tennessee Volunteer program in a troubling situation but if the team can not let that affect the product on the floor, the Vols should be a contender in the SEC.

The Sports Bank’s 99 team college basketball preview in 99 days ranks the 72 power conference teams and top 27 mid-major programs.  Click here if you missed teams #23-#99.

By: David Kay
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