Anyways, this is the thread for NCAA hoops for this season. As with the other sports threads, come here to talk all things NCAA basketball, like updating everyone on how awesome your followed team is to just talk on anything else that goes on and any awesome attached.
I'll go over the two teams I follow closely. First up, some talk on the UC Bearcats. We came off an impressive run last year, making it to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2005. A lot of our best players are coming back (many in their last year unfortunately). The schedule looks pretty easy going until conference play (which, if anyone knows how Big East hoops go, you know that is a battle on its own). Some neat games to look forward to are @ Georgia, the annual Crosstown Shootout with Xavier, and hosting Oklahoma. Should be a fun season overall.
The other team I follow is the aforementioned Xavier Musketeers. They're also coming off a great season ending in the NCAA Tournament's first round. Because they're in the Atlantic 10, they're often granted with an impressive non-conference schedule. This year is no different, while of course they play Cincy, there are also games vs. Georgia, Vanderbilt, the always surprising Butler, Purdue, Memphis and Gonzaga. This team I can predict a bit more so than UC as the A-10 is a very winnable conference for Xavier. Yeah, you got Temple, Dayton and Richmond in there, but Xavier's consistency every year is enough for me to believe they can pull it out.
Edited by The BeastFan, 17 October 2011 - 07:29 PM.