Future Final Four Matchup? Baylor vs. Illinois Preview

In just the first full week of College Basketball, we already get a top 5 matchup with Final Four potential. In the Sideline Sports preseason preview, I picked Baylor and Illinois to reach the final four, and we rank them #2 and #4 in our Top 25. From a fan perspective, we get a potential preview of that early on in the season, a treat … Continue reading Future Final Four Matchup? Baylor vs. Illinois Preview

NCAA Basketball Countdown: #2 Baylor

After being a top 5 team for most of the year and national championship contenders last season, we find Baylor right back at the top to start the season. 2019-20 Record: 26-4 National Championship Odds: +800 Big 12 Championship Odds: +165 Key Returners Jared Butler: 16.0 PPG, 3.2 RPG, 3.1 APG MaCio Teague: 13.9 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 1.9 APG Davion Mitchell: 9.9 PPG, 2.7 RPG, … Continue reading NCAA Basketball Countdown: #2 Baylor

NCAA Basketball Countdown: #4 Virginia Cavaliers

After a second place finish in the ACC last year, which could’ve been a lot worse, the Cavaliers look to get back to their national championship form this year. Last year finishing 42nd in KenPom’s rankings, the second place ACC finish last year makes them seem better than they were. 2019-2020 Record: 23-7 National Championship Odds: +1400 ACC Championship Odds: +215 Key Returners Kihei Clark: … Continue reading NCAA Basketball Countdown: #4 Virginia Cavaliers