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Gonzaga Basketball: Bulldogs Team Preview and Season Prediction 2018-19

Bulldogs seek second Final Four in three years
Gonzaga Bulldogs 2018-19 Basketball Team Preview and Prediction

The offseason was good to Gonzaga, which has won a staggering 69 games over the last two seasons. First, rising junior forwards Rui Hachimura and Killian Tillie opted to return to school, and then — in July — coveted North Dakota grad transfer Geno Crandall signed with the Zags. 


Expectations will be even higher than usual. Gonzaga could eclipse the 2006 team, ranked No. 8, for the program’s highest rating in the AP preseason poll.

 

Nevada Basketball: Wolf Pack Team Preview and Season Prediction 2018-19

Wolf Pack are national championship contenders
Nevada Wolf Pack 2018-19 Basketball Team Preview and Prediction

May 2018 might prove to be the most important month in Nevada basketball history. First came the commitment of McDonald’s All-American Jordan Brown, the highest-rated recruit in program history. Then, Jordan Caroline announced he was withdrawing from the NBA Draft to return for  his senior season. Days later, an even bigger announcement: Twins Cody and Caleb Martin would also be returning to the Wolf Pack.

North Carolina Basketball: Tar Heels Team Preview and Season Prediction 2018-19

Carolina combines youth and experience
North Carolina Tar Heels 2018-19 Basketball Team Preview and Prediction

Key players leave, but high expectations remain. Such is life for North Carolina coach Roy Williams. The Tar Heels lost stalwarts Joel Berry II and Theo Pinson after falling short of the NCAA title game for the first time since 2015, but there’s reason for optimism in Chapel Hill. UNC returns an All-America candidate in senior forward Luke Maye, has a nice group of perimeter shooters, and welcomes a trio of highly touted freshmen to replenish its high-end talent.

College Basketball Top 25 for 2018-19

Athlon Sports' preseason basketball rankings

The Athlon Sports College Basketball Top 25 is littered with familiar faces, especially at the top where Kansas has edged Kentucky for the No. 1 spot in our preseason rankings. 

 

The Wildcats are once again loaded with elite freshmen, but this team also brings back three sophomores who played key roles last season — giving John Calipari’s team the type of veteran leadership usually lacking in Lexington. At Kansas, Bill Self has a roster led by junior big man Udoka Azubuike and several key transfers who will be stepping into prominent roles.

8 Red-Hot Teams to Watch in Your 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket

Michigan is one of the hottest teams in the country entering the Big Dance
8 Red-Hot Teams to Watch in Your 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket

Once the 68-team field for the 2018 NCAA Tournament was announced on Sunday night, there were millions of people filling out brackets for office pools, websites or just for fun with their friends. Each year there is a favorite to cut down the nets in April.

 

Everyone knows about the Virginia Cavaliers, Duke Blue Devils, and Kansas Jayhawks, but who are some of the other hot teams headed into the Big Dance?

 

South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs: NCAA Tournament Final Four Preview and Prediction

Two first-time Final Four participants get things started at University of Phoenix Stadium on semifinal Saturday
South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs: NCAA Tournament Final Four Preview and Prediction

The 2017 Final Four will feature three programs that have, for all practical purposes, never been on college basketball's biggest stage. While North Carolina is set to play in its record 20th Final Four, the other three teams had combined for just one appearance (Oregon, 1939) until now. This leaves us with a matchup of two teams – South Carolina vs.

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