Sunday, October 23, 2011

Welcome to Bracketville---Exhibition Season Edition

Syracuse returns nine of its top 10 scorers, including four starters, from the team that went 26-7 last year.

Harvard brings back its entire roster.

Freshmen and sophomores received nearly 90% of last season’s playing time at Wake Forest.

Belmont returns nine guys who averaged at least ten minutes last season.

Vanderbilt starts three potential NBA picks. Point Brad Tinsley led the SEC in assists last season…John Jenkins led the SEC with 19.5 points per game. Jenkins could be a first team All-American.

Florida’s Billy Donovan once lost on the opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament for five consecutive years. Then he led the Gators to back-to-back championships.

North Carolina returns all five starters and adds two freshmen McDonald’s All Stars.

Florida State’s opponents shot just 36% last season…the best in the nation.

Last season the Big East sent eleven teams to the NCAA Tournament…only two made it to the second weekend, and only by eliminating another Big East school.

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