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Michigan State Basketball: Spartans Team Preview and Season Prediction 2019-20

Spartans looking for second national title under Tom Izzo
Michigan State Spartans 2019-20 Basketball Team Preview and Prediction

Tom Izzo says he’s considered Michigan State a serious preseason national title contender five times in his quarter century as the Spartans’ head coach. He recalls them one by one: 2000, 2005, 2013, 2017 and … 

You can guess the fifth. 

“I think we have a legitimate chance,” Izzo says of 2019-20.

Vanderbilt Basketball: Commodores Team Preview and Season Prediction 2018-19

High-impact recruiting class has Commodores optimistic
Vanderbilt Commodores 2018-19 Basketball Team Preview and Prediction

The top three scorers are gone. The top four rebounders are gone. The team finished 13th in the SEC. Only one returning player averaged more than 5.7 points per game. 

Yet the belief is that Vanderbilt will be one of the most improved teams in the SEC. The reasons: The arrival of a three-man recruiting class that features two McDonald’s All-Americans and the addition of two impact transfers who sat out last season.