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College basketball preview: Notes and quotes about a wide-open season

Odds to win the title, over/under win totals and Juwan Howard shares the most surprising thing he's learned since becoming a head coach.

College basketball preview: Notes and quotes about a wide-open season

Odds to win the title, over/under win totals and Juwan Howard shares the most surprising thing he's learned since becoming a head coach.

The Pierre-Louis brothers, Nate and Josh, bring a competitive edge to Temple hoops | College basketball preview

“They look out for one another,’’ said Aaron McKie, who will coach the brothers in his first Owls head-coaching game Tuesday against Drexel at the Liacouras Center. “They compete against one another really hard."

The Pierre-Louis brothers, Nate and Josh, bring a competitive edge to Temple hoops | College basketball preview

“They look out for one another,’’ said Aaron McKie, who will coach the brothers in his first Owls head-coaching game Tuesday against Drexel at the Liacouras Center. “They compete against one another really hard."

City Six 2019-20 women’s basketball preview

Penn looks to contend again in the Ivy League. Villanova looks to send Harry Perretta out a winner.

City Six 2019-20 women’s basketball preview

Penn looks to contend again in the Ivy League. Villanova looks to send Harry Perretta out a winner.
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Injuries leave No. 10 Villanova a little short at guard entering new season | College basketball preview

Collin Gillespie has missed much of the preseason with a broken nose and freshman Bryan Antoine is out until the end of November, shrinking the Wildcats' guard group.

Penn’s depth thrills Steve Donahue as Quakers aim for Ivy League rivals | College basketball preview

Heading into his fifth season as head coach, Steve Donahue is excited about all the possibilities on a team that could go as many as 10 deep.

Drexel guard Cam Wynter is ready to build on all-star freshman season

He was the Colonial Athletic Association rookie of the year after being named rookie of the week five times.

McKie’s first Temple team is packed with questions but potential | College basketball preview

The Owls, who tip off on Tuesday at home against Drexel, have an uncertain lineup in Aaron McKie's first season as head coach with several newcomers and a lot riding on their star player.

Something new for Villanova basketball: Forward U | Mike Jensen

"We haven’t played with this kind of size,'' Jay Wright says "Even for our coaching staff, it’s challenging."

Ryan Daly will be St. Joseph’s focal point | College basketball preview

“I think I'm going to be called on to score points for us this year,’’ Daly said. “I’ll be relied on a lot.”

Temple’s Mia Davis didn’t know hoops was her sport until a ball was put in her hands | College basketball preview

“I was looking for recruits,'' her middle school coach said. "I was looking at somebody else. I didn’t even know Mia could play basketball.”

New-look St. Joseph’s begins the rebuilding | College basketball preview

With a new coaching staff and roster made up predominantly of freshman and transfers, the Hawks begin their rebuild.

La Salle’s Isiah Deas and the basketball court that used to be his home, literally

“I didn’t know who to blame,” Deas said of his family losing their home. “I just needed answers.”

Zach Walton, Camren Wynter key to Drexel’s continued rebuild | College basketball preview

The Dragons are predicted to finish eighth in the CAA, but have a bevy of players ready to take on larger roles.

Drexel’s Ana and Maria Ferariu look to make their mark a long way from Romania | College basketball preview

“Our dad was a professional volleyball player," Ana said. "Mom's side was more intellectual."

Kendall Grasela embraces leadership role for Penn women’s team | College basketball preview

"I think the best I can achieve, as close to perfection as I can, is getting assists and getting other people involved,” Grasela said.

Katie Jekot is latest Jekot making name for herself in Big 5 | College basketball preview

“People from this area still think I’m from here,’’ said Katie Jekot, a redshirt sophomore at St. Joseph’s.