College Pride Press Top 25 – Week Six

Bedlam. That was last week. Five of our top ten teams lost. Some in games you wouldn’t predict in a million years. It’s clear that Christmas came early for college basketball fans, as chaos dominated. We had Florida get trounced by their rival then inexplicably lose to a mid-major. Kansas

College Pride Press Top 25 – Week Five

Oftentimes, the couple weeks following Thanksgiving can be a slow period in college basketball. The high competition of the early-season tournaments can have some teams looking for reprieve in smaller opponents. Finals are coming up, too, which means teams will usually go at least a week without contesting a game.

College Pride Press Top 25 – Week Three

  Last week, the college basketball year truly began, thanks to the Champions’ Classic. Those two battles brought us high-level competition just days into the season. In addition, a couple other ranked teams also saw themselves get beat, or nearly. This includes Northwestern and USC, one of which clung to a

College Pride Press Top 25: Week Two

  The first weekend is in the past. As per the usual, there wasn’t a ton of drama. Most teams played schools from lower conferences, which served as punching bags and measuring sticks. Though some teams struggled to work through growing pains, such as Kentucky, there shouldn’t be a lot of

So You Want to Be a Champion?

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The programs are ready, the courts are so shiny, the fans ready to cheer! It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” If you aren’t in the College Basketball season spirit, then what are you doing? It has been 7 months since

Florida SEC Preview

Team Preview: Florida Last Season: 27-9, Elite Eight  Key Losses: Canyon Barry, Kasey Hill, Justin Leon, Devin Robinson  Key Additions: Jalen Hudson, Egor Koulechov, Chase Johnson, DeAundre Ballard, Isaiah Stokes, Mike Okauru A team mixed with experiences returners, a solid freshman class, and notable transfers, the Gators have one of the deepest rosters in

Vanderbilt SEC Preview

Team Preview: Vanderbilt  Last Season: 19-16 Key Losses: Nolan Cressler, Luke Kornet  Key Additions: Saben Lee, Ejike Obanna, Maxwell Evans  Head coach Bryce Drew must've had some leftover magic from his buzzer beater in the NCAA Tournament with Valpo in his first season at Vanderbilt as the 'Dores somehow made their way into the

South Carolina SEC Preview

Season Preview: South Carolina  Last Season: 26-11, Final Four  Key Losses: PJ Dozier, Justin McKie, Duane Notice, Sindarius Thornwell Key Additions: David Beatty, Justin Minaya, Felipe Haase, Kory Holden  Is it time we consider South Carolina a basketball school? Frank Martin's team made it all to the Final Four before losing to Gonzaga in

Alabama SEC Preview

Team Preview: Alabama  Last Season: 19-15 Key Losses: Corban Collins, Shannon Hale, Jimmie Taylor  Key Additions: Daniel Giddens, Collin Sexton, John Petty, Alex Reese, Galin Smith, Herb Jones  Embrace debate: Is Alabama a basketball school? When Avery Johnson took over, he told 'Bama hoops fans year three was the year basketball would be relevant

Auburn SEC Preview

Season Preview: Auburn  Last Season: 18-14 Key Losses: T.J. Dunans, Ronnie Johnson Key Additions: Desean Murray, Chuma Okeke, Malik Dunbar, Davion Mitchell In Bruce Pearl's fourth season at Auburn, expectations have gone from low to pretty high. The Tigers return their top four scorers, all of whom are sophomores. Despite all surrounding the program

Texas A&M SEC Preview

Season Preview: Texas A&M Last year: 16-15 Key Losses: J.C. Hampton Key Additions: JJ Caldwell, Jay Jay Chandler, Savion Flagg, TJ Starks, Duane Wilson It wasn’t long ago that Texas A&M peaked at No. 5 in the AP Poll during a season that saw them make it to the Sweet 16 for just the

Missouri SEC Preview

Season Preview: Missouri Last year: 8-24 Key Losses: Russell Woods Key Additions: Bake Harris, Jontay Porter, Michael Porter Jr., CJ Roberts, Kassius Robertson, Jeremiah Tilmon I mean…where do we even begin here? At this point, everyone knows that the Tigers had probably the biggest turnaround of any team maybe ever, going from 8 wins

Arkansas SEC Preview

Season Preview: Arkansas Last year: 26-10, Second Round of NCAA Key Losses: Dusty Hannahs, Moses Kingsley, Manny Watkins  Key Additions: Daniel Gafford, Khalil Garland, Darius Hall, Gabe Osabuohien  Arkansas was a couple of buckets away from knocking off eventual national champion North Carolina last year in the Round of 32. The loss of Hannahs

Georgia SEC Preview

Team Preview: Georgia  Last Season: 19-15, First Round of NIT Key Losses: J.J. Frazier Key Additions: Rayshaun Hammonds, Nicolas Claxton, Isaac Kante, Teshaun Hightower  After making it to the NCAA Tournament in 2015, the Bulldogs have been bubbles teams up until Selection Sunday and haven't been able to get over that hump to make it

Tennessee SEC Preview

Season Preview: Tennessee Volunteers Last Season: 16-16 (No Postseason Appearance) Key Losses: Shembari Phillips, Robert Hubbs III, Detrick Mostella Key Additions: James Daniel, Chris Darrington, Zach Kent, Derrick Walker After failing to make the NCAA Tournament for the third straight year last season, third-year head coach Rick Barnes looks to continue the rebuilding process he envisioned when he

Mississippi State SEC Preview

Season Preview: Mississippi State Last Season: 16-16 Key Losses: Mario Kegler, I.J. Ready Key Additions: Nick Weatherspoon Over the past two seasons, the Bulldogs have lost two of their most highly touted recruits in program history, Mario Kegler, and Malik Newman. Ben Howland's first two years in Starkville have been underwhelming as his teams