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Author: Brian Zhang

Three Surprise Teams in College Basketball this season

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe College Basketball Season has been anything but normal. On top of Covid, many traditional powerhouses such as Duke, Kansas, and North Carolina are performing below their standards. However, a few teams have flourished despite not having high expectations. Missouri Tigers Missouri brought back just about everyone from last year’s team, but the problem was the Tigers didn’t stand out in any particular way in 2019-20 and finished 7-11 in the SEC. This 2020-21 season, they were unranked in preseason polls and picked 10th in the preseason SEC basketball poll. With an experienced squad of players,...

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Evaluating College Basketball’s Blue Bloods: An Underwhelming Start

Reading Time: 3 minutesNorth Carolina AP Poll Preseason Ranking: No. 16  Current Record: 10-5 ESPN’s Bracketology Prediction: 11 seed Coming off one of the most disappointing years in recent history for Roy Williams’ squad, the Tar Heels have come into this 2020 season looking for redemption. Considering North Carolina was expected to compete for an ACC title this year, with some veteran stars and the nation’s No. 2 overall recruiting class, the team had high hopes.  However, with a little over a month until March, North Carolina looks nowhere near its best. The team has taken bad losses to...

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What We Learned From Week 1 of College Basketball

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe 2020-21 college basketball season is back, and while this isn’t the time to make any definitive claims, here are some observations we’ve noticed after week one.  The Zags’ are a team to be reckoned with Last season, Gonzaga spent four weeks at No. 1 and seven weeks at No. 2 in the AP Top 25 poll, which is where it finished in the final rankings. This year they’ve been placed No. 1 in preseason polls and are +800 to win March Madness. This week the Bulldogs showed a glimpse as to why they’re number one...

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