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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Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer
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For some players, this season can be make-or-break. In the case of Oregon's Dillon Brooks, it's a little of both. We look at the guys with the most at stake on each top 25 team.
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Virginia Cavaliers @ UNC Greensboro Spartans
Greensboro Coliseum - Fri 11/11