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2017 Schedule
1st in Big Ten
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3dDick Vitale

Duke, Kentucky lead Vitale's top 40

College basketball is just around the corner, and Dickie V has his eye on 40 of the country's best teams. Who comes after the Blue Devils and Wildcats?

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Swanigan makes All-Rolls Royce team

Purdue's Caleb Swanigan (10.2 PPG as a freshman) is named to Dick Vitale's "solid gold" team featuring the nation's top returning players. All-Rolls Roycers

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O'Neil: conference races to watch

The Big Ten might not match the ACC for star power, but is it the most interesting race? A case can be made for Michigan State, Wisconsin, Indiana and Purdue as preseason league favorites, writes Dana O'Neil. Most interesting: ACC or Big Ten?

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Other key visitors this weekend: Lindell Wigginton and Isaiah Stokes (Iowa State), Rayshaun Hammonds (Memphis), Kimani Lawrence (Arizona State), Ira Lee (California), Xavier Tillman (Marquette), Nojel Eastern (Michigan State), Deng Gak (Miami), Wabissa Bede (Virginia Tech), Darryl Morsell (Villanova), Evan Battey (Purdue).

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31dJeff Borzello

The best recruiter for each top-25 team

To be a top 25 team, you need to get players. To get players, you have to have recruiters who can close the deal. That's why it helps teams in the top 25 to have these guys on staff.

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Campaign slogans for each top-25 college hoops team

Everybody needs something to put on a sign, bumper sticker or hat, right? Here's what each team in our top 25 will be slapping on everything. You can just see Coach K with a button, can't you?

Team Stats

Points Per Game83.0
Rebounds Per Game52.0
Assists Per Game17.0
Points Allowed85.0Tied-124th

Tournament History

Final Fours2
Tournament Record35-28
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances28