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Avery Johnson needs time to rebuild Alabama basketball

In College Basketball, SEC by Blake Lovell

By Blake Lovell Avery Johnson seemed like an odd choice to fill the head coaching vacancy at Alabama. Since starting his coaching career in 2004 as an assistant for the Dallas Mavericks, Johnson has always felt like an NBA man. Despite all the doubts, Johnson feels like the right coach to lead the Crimson Tide going forward. But rebuilding this program …

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Remade Big East offers competitiveness, heightened talent

In Big East, College Basketball by Ken Cross

By Sam Mullan Maybe it is not safe to say that the idea of “Power 5 conference” only applies to college football because in case no one else has noticed, it wasn’t long ago that they called it “Power 6 conference.” That went away with the destruction of the Big East in the traditional sense of the conference – no Pitt, no Syracuse, …

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Big 12 Preview: Is this the best conference in college basketball?

In Big 12, College Basketball by Blake Lovell

By Blake Lovell What is the best conference in college basketball? Everyone makes their arguments, and we all agree to disagree. But heading into the 2015-2016 college basketball season, one conference may be solidifying its case as the best conference in the country. The Big 12 enters the new campaign surrounded by intrigue. There’s three potential national contenders, which we’ll …

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SEC: Challengers for Kentucky lining up

In College Basketball, SEC by Ken Cross

John Calipari and the one-and-done factor has made Kentucky an overwhelming favorite during his UK tenure.  Calipari won’t mince his words though.  He doesn’t agree with the theory, but if that’s the rules that college basketball operates by he is on board.  He also intimates, tongue in cheek, that he is worried about this year’s squad.   Several SEC teams …