Originally written on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 11/15/14
Welcome to The Sports Bank’s fourth annual college basketball season preview series where we break 111 teams in the 111 days leading up to the opening tip-off of the 2013-2014 season.  We will rank the 84 power conference teams (including the new Big East and American Athletic Conferences) and top 27 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, transfers, incoming freshmen, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team. Entering just his second year as Illinois Fighting Illini head coach, John Groce has hit the recruiting trail and transfer wire hard, already landing two top 50 recruits in the 2014 class and adding a few key transfers. However, this year will be filled with transition as the Illini lose eight players from last year’s team and bring in seven new faces. ILLINOIS FIGHTING ILLINI Last Season: T-7th, 8-10 in Big Ten, 23-13 overall Predicted Big Ten Finish: 8th Projected Depth Chart F/C: Nnanna Egwu (Jr)/Maverick Morgan (Fr) P...
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