As the countdown to the 2019-20 college basketball season continues, ESPN's predictions series focuses on the top leagues beyond ... the top leagues.
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Kansas needs to limit its turnovers, Kentucky must improve its perimeter scoring, and more of the biggest issues facing the nation's top teams.
- MWC: Court rush not factor in USU-Nevada fracas
- Tempers flare after Nevada upset at Utah State
- Utah State AD vows to cooperate with inquiry
- Utah State's Lew Evans transferring to Tennessee
Three leagues make up roughly half of our updated Top 25 representation, including the resurgent Pac-12.
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Florida and Kansas added key transfers, helping them ascend in our early stacking of the 2019-20 college hoops pecking order.
The shifting sands of the Pac-12's preseason pecking order are a prominent feature of the latest Way-Too-Early Top 25.
NBA draft decisions and some critical prospect commitments have altered our emerging snapshot of the 2019-20 college hoops season.
Wednesday was the deadline for player entry in the 2019 NBA draft. Here are the college teams with bigger (or fewer) worries.
These NBA draft decisions, transfer decisions and recruiting commitments will have a lot to say about college basketball's pecking order heading into 2019-20.
North Carolina secured the services of Cole Anthony, and makes a big move up the college basketball preseason rankings for 2019-20.
The Spartans have nearly everyone back from their Final Four team and project as next season's team to beat.
Noah Dickerson had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and ninth-seeded Washington made a successful return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in eight years, beating Utah State 78-61 on Friday.
Adam Rittenberg ESPN Senior Writer
Utah State guard Sam Merrill, whose parents both attended the school, on what it means having the Aggies back in the NCAA tournament and looking for their first tournament win since 2001.
ESPN analyst Joe Lunardi and his team of bracketologists examine the 2019 NCAA tournament outlook for the Utah State Aggies.
Sam Merrill scored 24 points, Neemias Queta had 17 points and eight rebounds, and Utah State won its first Mountain West Conference championship with a 64-57 victory over San Diego State on Saturday.
Sam Merrill had 22 points as Utah State easily beat Fresno State 85-60 in the Mountain West Conference Tournament semifinals on Friday night. Diogo Brito added 20 points for the Aggies. Brito also had seven rebounds for the Aggies.
Sam Merrill had 23 points as Utah State beat New Mexico 91-83 in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Conference Tournament on Thursday night.
Paul Sabin ESPN Analytics
According to espn.com/bpi, these are the bubble teams with games today where a W could swing their tournament chances by at least 50 percent compared to an L: Nebraska Utah State Indiana Ohio State Ole Miss Seton Hall Baylor St. John's TCU
Sam Merrill had a career-high 38 points as Utah State stretched its winning streak to seven games, narrowly beating Colorado State 100-96 in overtime on Tuesday night.
The Mountain West Conference concluded Monday that the fracas following Saturday's Utah State vs. Nevada game came as a result of "inappropriate conduct" in the handshake line and in the locker room areas, not the postgame court rush.
Sam Merrill scored 29 points to help Utah State beat No. 12 Nevada 81-76 on Saturday night to take over the Mountain West Conference lead.