The American Athletic Conference houses the reigning national champion, but as John Gasaway writes in his end-of-season conference projections, respect for The American will remain somewhat elusive while the bottom half of the league is so weak.
John Gasaway breaks down the nation's top 10 defenses heading into the 2014-15 college basketball season. He leads with Arizona, which returns nearly all of its key players from last season's elite defense.
John Gasaway previews the best teams and players taking the floor for the Big East in 2014-15. The Villanova Wildcats -- defending regular-season Big East champs -- will return all but one and are expected to excel both offensively and defensively.
Despite the presence of stars like Shabazz Napier and Julius Randle, Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky is the most important player in the 2014 Final Four according to John Gasaway. He points to usage rates this postseason as a main factor.
John Gasaway identifies the keys for the Florida Gators as they look to defeat the Connecticut Huskies in a Final Four matchup. Taking care of the ball and keeping Shabazz Napier off the free throw line are among those strategies.