Last season was a banner one for the A-10, which sent five programs to the Big Dance. How good can it be this year with a lot of unpredictability in this league?
Saint Louis' Jim Crews is a candidate for National Coach of the Year after leading the Billikens to the A-10 regular-season and tournament titles under difficult circumstances. Crews is finally expected to have the interim tag lifted from his title.
Oregon has won its first two NCAA tournament games by a combined 30 points
The NCAA tournament is filled with players you'll be watching in the NBA for years. UNLV's Anthony Bennett and Kansas' Ben McLemore are two obvious examples. But a lot of the students on display are guys you might never hear from or about again.
Saint Louis is going to be a team that no one wants to face in the NCAA tournament.
Miami wasn't given a chance. Neither was Georgetown, Marquette and New Mexico. UCLA was written off -- and so was Saint Louis. Yet all have claimed hardware in what has been as shocking college basketball campaign.
Where will USC turn in its head coach hiring process? The answer to that question could provoke several additional questions from around the world of college hoops.
After a great start to the season, Illinois has really struggled. Can the Illini get back on the right track against Michigan State?
The biggest surprise about Saint Louis' nine-game undefeated streak since Rick Majerus died on Dec. 1? The team neglected to catch on to the coincidence.
The Atlantic 10 picked up a big boost when VCU and Butler joined the league immediately -- and it's paying off already. They are the two favorites heading into conference play.

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