Maryland 18-19 Preview

It's never boring, at least. The Terps were supposed to have an excellent season last year, after its sensational freshmen class matured into sophomores. Unfortunately, Justin Jackson got hurt early, Ivan Bender then went down, and the team never seemed to get its footing defensively. Ultimately, the Terps were bypassed »

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Iowa 18-19 Preview

I'm not sure I'll ever figure out Iowa. Last year, the Hawkeyes were coming off a 10-8 conference campaign, and while they lost Peter Jok to graduation, they returned the rest of the team. Moreover, much of those returnees were in the form of sophomores. Both us and the media »

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Indiana 18-19 Preview

There's a certain irony in the inconsistency of Archie Miller's first season, given that his predecessor was terminated because of his inconsistent teams. Indiana beat Notre Dame on a neutral court, defeated the likes of Penn State and Maryland at home, but also somehow find ways to lose to Indiana »

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Illinois 18-19 Preview

Can a good coach be this bad at something important? That's what I keep coming back to in thinking about this year's Illini team, and it's not for a lack of other stories. Illinois was bad last season, finishing at 14-18 (4-14 in conference play), but the team has been »

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Same Drugs

Michigan, a team coached by John Beilein, has the 6th-best adjusted defensive efficiency in the country this season. The previous high for the Michigan coach, at the power conference level, was 37th. That's 15 seasons' worth of mediocrity on the defensive end. This is what an outlier looks like: I »

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