Biggest Takeaway in the SEC
Jason- Tennessee is a true sleeper in the SEC… they will emerge as a legit #2 in the SEC with Florida.
Dan- I need to see Florida get tested first before I say how great or bad they are.
Zach- Egor Koulechov is one of the best shooters in the nation.
Biggest Takeaway in the Pac-12
Jason- Jordan McLaughlin is legit and is helping USC to one of the most hyped college basketball seasons USC has had in awhile.
Dan- Trier and Ayton are obviously not enough for Arizona. You can’t give up 90 points in a game and expect to win.
Zach- Deandre Ayton is the real deal and will have a prosperous NBA career. But what is happening to Arizona right now? I’m not too worried…they have too much talent to not be great.
Biggest Takeaway in the ACC
Jason- It took Duke up until the last 10 minutes of the game to put Portland State away… I’m not worried but it still means something.
Dan- Never count the Irish out. Bonzie is one of the best players in the country with great guys around him. I don’t expect a blowout against Michigan State.
Zach- With a huge win over Wichita State, Notre Dame is proving itself to be a legit championship contender. Matt Farrell is one of the most underrated players in the nation.
Biggest Takeaway in the Big 12
Jason- I don’t think Trae Young is going to be enough to carry the Sooners into legit contention.
Dan- Kansas is the only team to be tested so far in the Big 12. We’ll find more out this next week.
Zach- Texas’ defense was outstanding holding Butler to 48 points. Mo Bamba has been impressing me with his versatility.
Biggest Takeaway in the Big 10
Jason- Nick Ward doesn’t get any attention because of the hype around Miles Bridges and Jaren Jackson Jr., but he is one of the best big men in college basketball.
Dan- Michigan State is the only legit team so far in the Big Ten. Purdue did not look good this past week, and we will find out more about Minnesota with two top 25 games coming up.
Zach- That boy Musa Jallow is the real deal. He’s now a starter and has been a huge bright spot for the Buckeyes.
Biggest Takeaway in the Big East
Jason- Creighton’s loss to Baylor shouldn’t overshadow their big wins over UCLA and Northwestern.
Dan- This is one of the best conferences in the nation with a lot of basketball yet to play.
Zach- The top dogs in the Big East, Villanova and Xavier, have done their job and held serve thus far.
Bold Prediction for the Season
Dan: Bonzie Colson wins the Wooden Award.
Jason: Minnesota goes to the Big Ten Championship
Zach: Purdue finishes outside the top 4 in the Big Ten.
Player of the Week
Dan: Bonzie Colson
Jason: Deontae North
Zach: Deandre Ayton
Surprise Player of the Week
Dan: Allerik Freeman
Jason: Deandre Ayton
Zach: Tremont Waters
Game of the Week
Dan: Wichita State vs Notre Dame
Jason: Wisconsin vs UCLA
Zach: Wichita State vs Notre Dame