HOOPS 2001
Enquirer College Basketball Preview

OVERVIEW
logo It's hard not to pick Duke as the preseason No. 1 team in the country. The defending national champion Blue Devils have the nation's best player in guard Jason Williams, potential stars in Chris Duhon, Carlos Boozer and Mike Dunleavy. (...more)
UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI
logo Bob Huggins is about to begin his 13th season as University of Cincinnati men's basketball coach, the longest tenure in the program's 101-year history. But his achievements are as much about consistency and quality as quantity. (...more)
XAVIER UNIVERSITY
logo Thad Matta is something of a Pied Piper. Believers follow the sound of his bouncing basketball. He has yet to coach a game at Xavier, but in six months' time, the Musketeers have fallen in step. (...more)
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
logo Although he's more reserved than last year's MVP, the gregarious Shane Battier, Kentucky's Tayshaun Prince has become a comparable warrior on the court. In four years, he has evolved from a shy freshman into a team leader. (...more)
MIAMI UNIVERSITY
logo Ever since he was 8 years old, Miami coach Charlie Coles knew he wanted to teach. From his early days in Yellow Springs, Ohio, Coles remembers teaching kids in his neighborhood the fundamentals of basketball. (...more)
UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON
logo Dayton has some big shoes to fill this season with the loss of scoring leader Tony Stanley. But the Flyers have at least three different pairs of feet that might be able to do it. (...more)
THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
logo Ken Johnson, the Big Ten's all-time leader in blocks, is gone and the Ohio State Buckeyes must adapt to life without its soft-spoken, art-major of a bully. Now they must play defense without him erasing opponent's shots. (...more)



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