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  • 2018-19 Top 144 Previews Men's Basketball

    2018-19 Top 144 Previews Men's Basketball

    http://www.collegesportsmadness.com

    Check in everyday to see where your team ranks in The College Sports Madness Top 144 team previews. We will unveil a new team each day with an in-depth preview until the announcement of #1 on the opening day of the season.

    Don't just see where your team is ranked, see who they will match up against in the NCAA Tournament. The Madness also projects where teams will appear in the field of 68. When teams are unveiled they will be added to The Madness Bracketology.
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    ​​#26 Cincinnati Men's Basketball 2018-2019 Preview
    #30 Purdue Men's Basketball 2018-2019 Preview (Charleston Classic Potential Opponent)
    #37 UCF Men's Basketball 2018-2019 Preview
    #42 Houston Men's Basketball 2018-2019 Preview
    #46 Wichita State Men's Basketball 2018-2019 Preview
    #56 Alabama Men's Basketball 2018-2019 Preview (Charleston Classic Potential Opponent)
    ​​#57 Davidson Men's Basketball 2018-2019 Preview (Charleston Classic Set Opponent)
    #58 Baylor Men's Basketball 2018-2019 Preview
    #62 Providence Men's Basketball 2018-2019 Preview​​​
    #65 SMU Men's Basketball 2018-2019 Preview
    #69 Northeastern Men's Basketball 2018-2019 Preview (Charleston Classic Potential Opponent)
    #81 Memphis Men's Basketball 2018-2019 Preview
    #94 Connecticut Men's Basketball 2018-2019 Preview
    ​​​#96 Ball State Men's Basketball 2018-2019 Preview (Charleston Classic Potential Opponent)
    #99 Oklahoma Men's Basketball 2018-2019 Preview
    #128 VCU Men's Basketball 2018-2019 Preview
    #130 Tulsa Men's Basketball 2018-2019 Preview
    #138 Temple Men's Basketball 2018-2019 Preview
    Last edited by WuShock Reaper; 3 days ago.

  • #2
    This is just another indication (not that any of us need it...okay, some of you do) of just how far this program has come. Even if we were to come in at #92 (Hofstra is #93), which I don't believe will be the case, to be considered higher than those other programs already listed after basically losing the entire starting lineup and one key backup is testament to the program Gregg has built at Wichita State. It'll be interesting to see where this writer places us.

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    • #3
      Temple was the #9 program in the AAC according to them. So unless the writer thinks we will be 10,11 or 12th, we are still to come.

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      • WuShock16
        WuShock16 commented
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        Tulane, ECU, and USF. Surely, we are ahead of all of those squads, right?

    • #4
      Last season this site ranked the Shockers #5; one spot behind the Beakers and one spot ahead of Villanova

      college sports madness,Men's Basketball,Other,CSM Staff,Preview

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      • #5
        #81 MEMPHIS MEN'S BASKETBALL 2018-2019 PREVIEW - (AAC Rank #6)

        Projection:
        Jeremiah Martin had an amazing junior campaign, averaging 18.9 points, 3.8 assists and 4.3 rebounds. He is back to do it again. The 6-3 guard is not the most consistent shooter around, but he can obviously do a ton of scoring. Martin did lead the team with 51 three-pointers, but connected on just 32.7 percent of his attempts from long range. If he can be more consistent shooting the ball, there may not be any defender who can contain him. Kareem Brewton and wing Raynere Thornton are seniors who will add experience to the backcourt. The frontcourt returns Kyvon Davenport and Mike Parks. Davenport averaged 13.3 points and a team high 6.1 rebounds and 1.2 blocks. The 6-8 senior is a dynamic scorer who can score in the paint and step outside and knock down some shots. Junior college transfer Isaiah Maurice adds some depth to the frontcourt. But the best of the newcomers are freshmen. Coach Hardaway brings in a five man freshman class, highlighted by guards Tyler Harris, Antwann Jones and Alex Lomax.

        Projected Postseason Tournament: NIT

        http://www.collegesportsmadness.com/article/16514

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        • #6
          WSU is either not in the top 144 or ranked ahead of Memphis.

          I don't know if Memphis fans are going to be happy with a 6th place finish or with finishing behind WSU with the Shox losing everybody of significance and Memphis returning their top guys.

          The season is off to an interesting start several months before it starts.
          The future's so bright - I gotta wear shades.
          We like to cut down nets and get sized for championship rings.

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          • #7
            If memory serves...I think the guys that put this list together are pretty good. Not necessarily "spot-on" but pretty good. Seems they always do a pretty good analysis and dig a bit deeper than most. I'm thinking they'll have us somewhere between the Top 50 to 60 range and point to a pretty darn good recruiting class and of course the man Gregg Marshall.

            A good analysis would include a comparison to the rebuild year with all those new guys in 2012-13 reaching the Final Four to this years squad but with an even now more proven coach and probably a bit more talent.

            Definitely not saying were a Final Four contender next year...but a fair analysis from sportswriters has to at this point understand Coach Marshall's teams (program) and the GREATEST COLLEGE BASKETBALL EXPERIENCE EVER!!!!!!!!!!

            GO SHOCKS!!!!!
            FINAL FOURS:
            1965, 2013

            NCAA Tournament:
            1964, 1965, 1976, 1981, 1985, 1987, 1988, 2006, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

            NIT Champs - 1 (2011)

            AP Poll History of Wichita State:
            Number of Times Ranked: 157
            Number of Times Ranked #1: 1
            Number of Times Top 5: 32 (Most Recent - 2017)
            Number of Times Top 10: 73 (Most Recent - 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017)

            Highest Recent AP Ranking:
            #3 - Dec. 2017
            #2 ~ March 2014

            Highest Recent Coaches Poll Ranking:
            #2 ~ March 2014
            Finished 2013 Season #4

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            • #8
              Analysts are exercising a little healthy skepticism based on Hardaway's lack of experience coaching D-1 basketball, and coaching against experienced D-1 coaches. He may end up being a great coach, time will tell. But what is certain is that there will be a learning curve.

              It will be fun to watch the delusion portion of the Memphis fanbase when they start the season losing a few games with the greatest recruiting class in the history of the known universe.
              "It's amazing to watch Ron slide into that open area, Fred will find him and it's straight cash homie."--HCGM

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              • #9
                tubby left memphis with a good foundation.

                that, and alex lomax will make penny look like a coaching savant.

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                • #10
                  Originally posted by Aargh View Post
                  WSU is either not in the top 144 or ranked ahead of Memphis.
                  I almost guarantee that the latter will be correct.

                  So far, we have seen the following American teams:
                  #6: Memphis
                  #7: UConn
                  #8: Tulsa
                  #9: Temple

                  Unless USF, Tulane, or East Carolina are going to be ranked in the Top 5 of this league, Wichita State isn't being predicted behind the four that have already been announced.
                  78-65

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                  • #11
                    #65 SMU MEN'S BASKETBALL 2018-2019 PREVIEW - (AAC Rank #5)

                    Projection:
                    The top returning scorer for SMU is Jahmal McMurray who played in just 22 games, 14 of which he started. McMurray was suspended to begin last season, but the Mustangs will get a full year out of the senior guard in 2018-19. McMurray averaged 14.7 points and shot 40.8% from behind the arc as a junior. The health of Jarrey Foster will be a key for SMU’s success this season. Foster, an NBA prospect when healthy, is a 6-6 wing who averaged 13.2 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 19 games. Foster is also a tremendous defender who helps SMU on both ends of the floor. Jimmy Whitt had a strong debut season at SMU, starting all 33 games while filling the stat sheet with 10.5 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.8 steals per game. As an upperclassman this year, Whitt could fill Shake Milton’s former role as the do-it-all leader of the Mustangs. Ethan Chargois is the final returning starter for SMU. Chargois started 24 games as a freshman, averaging 9.1 points and 4.4 rebounds. Everett Ray and William Douglas will both be sophomores this season and should see some extended playing time. SMU will have two transfers joining the team, Nat Dixon and Isiaha Mike. Dixon is a grad transfer from Chattanooga who started 30 games last year, averaging 13.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists. Mike, who will see playing time this year after sitting out last season, averaged 11.3 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists as a freshman at Duquesne. SMU will also bring in three freshmen to compete for playing time. If the Mustangs can have better injury luck in 2018-19, there is enough talent on the roster to get back to competing in the AAC and potentially back to the NCAA Tournament.

                    Projected Postseason Tournament: NIT

                    http://www.collegesportsmadness.com/article/16560

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                    • #12
                      Gotta be getting close to the Shox
                      Livin the dream

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                      • #13
                        Looking back at what could have been. Here are the predicted finishing spots in the league and the ranking for a few Valley teams

                        #2 - Illinois State - 66
                        #3 - Southern Illinois - 76
                        #4 - Bradley - 91
                        #5 - Valparaiso - 112

                        It's good to see Hinson and Bradley moving up in the standings, but are they moving up or is the rest of the league moving down?

                        Not many quality wins and certainly no quality losses in that league.

                        The future's so bright - I gotta wear shades.
                        We like to cut down nets and get sized for championship rings.

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                        • #14
                          Originally posted by wufan View Post
                          Gotta be getting close to the Shox
                          Name recognition and the Marshall Effect certainly is carrying us here.
                          Deuces Valley.
                          ... No really, deuces.
                          ________________
                          "Enjoy the ride."

                          - a smart man

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                          • #15
                            Originally posted by Aargh View Post
                            Looking back at what could have been. Here are the predicted finishing spots in the league and the ranking for a few Valley teams

                            #2 - Illinois State - 66
                            #3 - Southern Illinois - 76
                            #4 - Bradley - 91
                            #5 - Valparaiso - 112

                            It's good to see Hinson and Bradley moving up in the standings, but are they moving up or is the rest of the league moving down?

                            Not many quality wins and certainly no quality losses in that league.
                            I see the Redturds are continuing their tradition of being No.2.
                            Deuces Valley.
                            ... No really, deuces.
                            ________________
                            "Enjoy the ride."

                            - a smart man

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                            • Stickboy46
                              Stickboy46 commented
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                              The fact that they are STILL lower than WSU isn't lost on them. "We get very little respect with this ranking. Meanwhile (and I hate to bring it up again) but this ranking views Wichita State will have a better team than us. Right or wrong this let's you see the perception gap between our programs."

                            • SHOCKvalue
                              SHOCKvalue commented
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                              “Perception gap”, huh? Guess that’s one way to put it.

                              Anyone take a vacation to that one perception gap out in northern Arizona this summer?

                            • Rocky Mountain Shock
                              Editing a comment
                              Not only is perception gap pretty wide, but so is the, ya know, actual gap.
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