Michigan State vs. Gonzaga: A Newly Built Basketball Battle

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Spokane, Washington plays host to a game that’s gotten more and more hype over the years, and the battle between Gonzaga and Michigan State in basketball brings a little Midwest swag to the Northwest. [Read more…]

College Hoops 101 (11/21/11)

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If you are unfamiliar with College Hoops 101, it is a weekly feature here at The Sports Bank that breaks down everything you need to know going on in the world of college basketball.  Every Monday I will look back at the previous week’s action, break down what to expect in the week ahead, and most importantly, update you on the obscene amount of games I have watched.

It’s Feast Week!  Shove your face with some turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing… send your girlfriends/wives out shopping… sit back and enjoy some college basketball preseason tournaments.  None more stacked than the Maui Invitational.

Click here in case you missed my 111 team previews in 111 days to check out the in-depth profiles.

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#17 Gonzaga Bulldogs: 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.

11 straight conference championships.  14 twenty-plus win seasons in a row.  13 consecutive trips to the NCAA Tournament.  It will be business as usual for the Gonzaga Bulldogs as they should remain the kings of the West Coast Conference even with the arrival of BYU.  Unlike recent years though, the Zags will rely on their veteran frontcourt as they go through some transition at guard.

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CBE Classic Preview: Marquette The Underdog

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The CBE Classic is the best of the 2010 pre-season college basketball tournaments and not just because my alma mater is involved.  You have two of the top three ranked teams in the country in Duke and Kansas State, the always dangerous Gonzaga, and a feisty Marquette team.  Here is a preview and my predictions for what will go down in Kansas City.  Check out David’s in-depth Maui Invitational Preview.

By: David Kay
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