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Year 2 of the Ben Howland Era officially gets underway on Nov. 11 when Mississippi State ushers in the 2016-17 campaign against Norfolk State at Humphrey Coliseum.
Illinois, Minnesota and Rutgers were also-rans last season but each enter next season with renewed hope, Syracuse needs stellar play from one of its freshmen and news and notes from around the nation
Middle Tennessee State stunned Michigan State on Friday to continue the recent uptick in 15/2 upsets.
It's one of the most unlikely conference championships in college basketball history.
Boston had a stupid and awesome buzzer-beater against Lehigh.
Wednesday will crown a champion in Maui and kick off the Battle 4 Atlantis, the two strongest early season conference tournaments.
Our experts predict the 2015-16 champion for every Division I conference in the nation.

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