Friday, October 14, 2005

Clock Strikes Midnight on College Hoops Offseason

In case you forgot with all the college and pro football going on, Midnight Madness, the official kickoff of college basketball practice, is tonight.

So what are the storylines for this season.

For Texas and Oklahoma, both of which are preseason top 10s, it's championship or bust. Both programs feel that they have the talent to win it all.

For Kansas, they are looking forward to proving that they are still one of the elite programs year in and year out.

Texas Tech is listed in the top 4 in the preseason coaches poll, but they are the weakest of the top 4, and could miss Ronald Ross more than they realize.

Even though they lost Antoine Wright, Texas A&M could make the leap from pretender to contender this year.

Oklahoma State is trying to avoid a big fall in what could be Eddie Sutton's last year.

Iowa State is looking to make the leap from "bubble team" to the NCAA tournament.

Nebraska, Kansas State, Baylor, and Colorado are all hoping to just make the tournament.
Missouri's Quin Snyder is just hoping to keep his job.

Should be an exciting year for Big XII Basketball. It will be lightyears better than the league's football competition to date.

We'll have a more detailed preview next week.

Weekend Preview Early tomorrow morning.
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