The CBB Summer Buzz series lands in Memphis. After losing John Calipari, Tyreke Evans and a slew of recruits, the program is in rebuilding mode. Still, Josh Pastner has some pieces in place to be more competitive than fans might realize.
North Carolina, like a host of recent champions, built its title team when a bunch of NBA prospects decided to return for another run. Who could repeat that feat next season?
Fresh legs could help Tom Izzo's crew avoid Arizona's awful fate when his Spartans take on Louisville on Sunday.
When defending champion Kansas meets Michigan State, the little guys may tip the balance.
Arizona's three-headed monster and overall athleticism were too much for Utah, but Cleveland State has quickness to match the Wildcats'.
Dayton's relentless approach overwhelmed West Virginia, but Kansas will be a stiffer test.
Tenth-seeded Maryland has a shot against Memphis, if the trey is falling
LSU's Marcus Thornton is going to cause headaches for the Tar Heels
Griffin's going to get his shots. But the Wolverines have a blueprint for victory.