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Preseason Top 25 + 1 Countdown

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2012 Preseason
Top 25 + 1
1
Coach: Rick Pitino
Key veterans: Peyton Siva, Gorgui Dieng, Chane Behanan, Wayne Blackshear, Russ Smith, Kevin Ware, Angel Nunez, Zach Price, Stephan Van Treese
Key newcomers: Luke Hancock, Montrezl Harrell
Opening game: Sunday vs. Manhattan in Louisville
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2
Coach: John Calipari
Key veterans: Kyle Wiltjer, Jon Hood
Key newcomers: Nerlens Noel, Alex Poythress, Archie Goodwin, Willie Cauley-Stein, Ryan Harrow, Julius Mays
Opening game: Friday vs. Maryland in Brooklyn
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3
Coach: Tom Crean
Key veterans: Cody Zeller, Christian Watford, Jordan Hulls, Victor Oladipo, Will Sheehey, Maurice Creek, Austin Etherington, Remy Abell
Key newcomers: Yogi Ferrell, Hanner Mosquera-Perea, Peter Jurkin, Jeremy Hollowell
Opening game: Friday vs. Bryant University in Bloomington
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4
Coach: Bill Self
Key veterans: Jeff Withey, Elijah Johnson, Travis Releford, Justin Wesley, Kevin Young
Key newcomers: Ben McLemore, Perry Ellis, Andrew White, Jamari Traylor, Landen Lucas, Rio Adams, Zach Peters
Opening game: Friday vs. Southeast Missouri State in Lawrence
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5
Coach: John Beilein
Key veterans: Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr., Jordan Morgan, Jon Horford, Matt Vogrich, Eso Akunne
Key newcomers: Mitch McGary, Glenn Robinson, Nik Stauskas
Opening game: Friday vs. Slippery Rock in Ann Arbor
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6
Coach: Tom Izzo
Key veterans: Keith Appling, Derrick Nix, Branden Dawson, Adreian Payne, Travis Trice, Brandan Kearney
Key newcomers: Gary Harris, Matt Costello
Opening game: Friday vs. Connecticut in Germany
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7
Coach: Jim Boeheim
Key veterans: Brandon Triche, C.J. Fair, James Southerland, Rakeem Christmas, Michael Carter-Williams, Baye Keita
Key newcomers: Dajuan Coleman, Jerami Grant, Trevor Cooney
Opening game: Sunday vs. San Diego State in San Diego
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8
Coach: Sean Miller
Key veterans: Nick Johnson, Solomon Hill, Kevin Parrom, Angelo Choi, Jordin Mayes
Key newcomers: Mary Lyons, Brandon Ashley, Kaleb Tarczewski, Grant Jerrett, Gabe York
Opening game: Sunday vs. Charleston Southern in Tucson
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9
Coach: Ben Howland
Key veterans: Travis Wear, David Wear, Josh Smith, Tyler Lamb, Norman Powell
Key newcomers: Shabazz Muhammad, Kyle Anderson, Tony Parker, Jordan Adams
Opening game: Friday vs. Indiana State in Westwood
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10
Coach: Roy Williams
Key veterans: James Michael McAdoo, Dexter Strickland, Reggie Bullock, P.J. Hairston, Leslie McDonald
Key newcomers: Marcus Paige, Joel James, Brice Johnson, J.P. Tokoto
Opening game: Friday vs. Gardner-Webb in Chapel Hill
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11
Coach: Frank Haith
Key veterans: Phil Pressey, Michael Dixon, Laurence Bowers
Key newcomers: Alex Oriakhi, Keion Bell, Ernest Ross, Tony Criswell, Stefan Jankovic, Ryan Rosburg, Negus Webster-Chan, Dominique Bull, Jabari Brown
Opening game: Saturday vs. SIU-Edwardsville in Columbia
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12
Coach: Dave Rice
Key veterans: Mike Moser, Anthony Marshall, Justin Hawkins, Carlos Lopez, Quintrell Thomas
Key newcomers: Anthony Bennett, Khem Birch, Daquan Cook, Bryce Dejean-Jones, Savon Goodman, Demetris Morant, Katin Reinhardt
Opening game: Monday vs. Northern Arizona in Las Vegas
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13
Coach: Steve Fisher
Key veterans: Jamaal Franklin, Chase Tapley, Xavier Thames
Key newcomers: Dwayne Polee II, JJ O'Brien, Winston Shepard
Opening game: Friday vs. Syracuse in San Diego
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14
Coach: Billy Donovan
Key veterans: Patric Young, Kenny Boynton, Erik Murphy, Mike Rosario, Scottie Wilbekin, Will Yeguete, Casey Prather
Key newcomers: Braxton Ogbueze, Michael Frazier, Dillon Graham
Opening game: Friday vs. Georgetown in Jacksonville
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15
Coach: Mark Gottfried
Key veterans: C.J. Leslie, Lorenzo Brown, Richard Howell, Scott Wood
Key newcomers: Rodney Purvis, T.J. Warren, Tyler Lewis
Opening game: Friday vs. Miami-Ohio in Raleigh
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16
Coach: Mike Krzyzewski
Key veterans: Mason Plumlee, Seth Curry, Ryan Kelly, Quinn Cook, Tyler Thornton, Josh Hairston
Key newcomers: Rasheed Sulaimon, Amile Jefferson, Alex Murphy, Marshall Plumlee
Opening game: Friday vs. Georgia State in Durham
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17
Coach: Thad Matta
Key veterans: Aaron Craft, Deshaun Thomas, LaQuinton Ross, Lenzelle Smith, Sam Thompson, Shannon Scott, Evan Ravenal, Amir Williams, Trey McDonald
Key newcomers: Amedeo Delle Valle
Opening game: Friday vs. Marquette in Charleston
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18
Coach: Josh Pastner
Key veterans: Adonis Thomas, Joe Jackson, Chris Crawford, Tarik Black, Ferrakohn Hall, Antonio Barton, Stan Simpson, D.J. Stephens
Key newcomers: Shaq Goodwin, Geron Johnson, Damien Wilson
Opening game: Tuesday vs. North Florida in Memphis
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19
Coach: Mark Few
Key veterans: Elias Harris, Kevin Pangos, Gary Bell, Sam Dower, Guy Landry-Edi, Kelly Olynyk, Mike Hart, David Stockton, Kyle Dranginis
Key newcomers: Przemek Karnowski
Opening game: Friday vs. Southern Utah in Spokane
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20
Coach: Scott Drew
Key veterans: Pierre Jackson, Brady Heslip, Deuce Bello, Cory Jefferson, A.J. Walton, Gary Franklin, J'mison Morgan
Key newcomers: Isaiah Austin, L.J. Rose, Ricardo Gathers
Opening game: Friday vs. Lehigh in Waco
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21
Coach: Bo Ryan
Key veterans: Ryan Evans, Jared Berggren, Ben Brust, Mike Bruesewitz, Frank Kaminsky, Traevon Jackson
Key newcomers: Sam Dekker, George Marshall, Zach Bohannon, Zak Showalter
Opening game: Sunday vs. Southeastern Louisiana in Madison
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22
Coach: Tubby Smith
Key veterans: Trevor Mbakwe, Rodney Williams, Austin Hollins, Andre Hollins, Julian Welch, Joe Coleman, Maurice Walker, Elliott Eliason
Key newcomers: Wally Ellenson, Charles Buggs
Opening game: Friday vs. American in Minneapolis
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23
Coach: Shaka Smart
Key veterans: Juvonte Reddic, Darius Theus, Troy Daniels, Rob Brandenburg, Treveon Graham, D.J. Haley
Key newcomers: Melvin Johnson
Opening game: Friday vs. Florida Gulf Coast in Richmond
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24
Coach: Greg McDermott
Key veterans: Doug McDermott, Greg Echenique, Grant Gibbs, Jahenns Manigat, Josh Jones, Ethan Wragge, Austin Chatman
Key newcomers: Isaiah Zeirden, Nevin Johnson
Opening game: Friday vs. North Texas in Omaha
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25
Coach: Bob Huggins
Key veterans: Deniz Kilicli, Aaron Brown, Jabarie Hinds, Gary Browne, Kevin Noreen, Dominique Rutledge, Keaton Miles
Key newcomers: Aaric Murray, Matt Humphrey, Juwan Staten, Terry Henderson, Eron Harris, Volodymyr Gerun
Opening game: Monday vs. Gonzaga in Spokane
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26
Coach: Mike Brey
Key veterans: Jack Cooley, Jerian Grant, Eric Atkins, Scott Martin, Pat Connaughton, Joey Brooks, Tom Knight, Mike Broghamme
Key newcomers: Garrick Sherman, Zach Auguste, Cameron Biedscheid, Austin Burgett
Opening game: Saturday vs. Evansville in South Bend
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