C I N C I N N A T I
Bearcats’ front line deep, talented
How many teams are deep enough to consider redshirting a skilled freshman center who was a top-100 recruit? Not many, except of course UC.

The coming-of-age odyssey that led DerMarr Johnson to the UC Bearcats
UC women ready for hard work


X A V I E R
Young Musketeers will be tested
This team might have better overall chemistry than last year’s. Even with only one senior returning to a major role.
Maurice McAfee gets time to shine
Speedy Xavier women running with same formula

K E N T U C K Y
Young ’Cats boast depth in post
Jamaal Magloire has never averaged more than 7.0 points a game. His five career technical fouls are believed a record by a UK player. He has been suspended three times. And yet: He is this season’s most likely savior.
UK’s point of contention: Saulball begins
UK women sets high goals after resurgent ’98

O H I O   S T A T E
’99 Bucks know how to win
Coming off a 27-9 season and their first Final Four appearance in 30 years, the Buckeyes, who opened against Notre Dame Tuesday night, are expected to be one of the nation’s best teams this season.

M I A M I
RedHawks getting back to basics
The backcourt is the strength of the team. Rob Mestas is a three-year starter at point guard. Mestas is one of the quickest players in the Mid-American Conference and one of the best defenders.
Miami makes unlikely hero out of Mestas
Chemistry between old, new is key for MU women
UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI
'99-'00 Roster

'99-'00 Schedule

CUSA preview

XAVIER
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'99-'00 Roster

'99-'00 Schedule

A-10 preview

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
'99-'00 Roster

'99-'00 Schedule

SEC preview

OHIO STATE
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'99-'00 Schedule

Big 10 preview

MIAMI
UNIVERSITY

'99-'00 Roster

'99-'00 Schedule

MAC preview

ON THE TUBE
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