College Basketball: Bust Teams

November 8th, 2008





CHN writers were asked a simple question: Who will be this year’s biggest disappointment? Here’s what our guys had to say.. let us know who you would choose below:



UCONN: I don't see anyone on the roster capable of taking over a game. AJ Price and Jeff Adrien are solid but not spectacular, and Hasheem Thabeet is still awkward offensively. They'll be good, but I don't see a deep tourney run.

Jason Brubaker



Arizona: The program is just in shambles with top recruits bolting.  With Lute gone, I don't expect them to do much, despite having some talented pieces.

Jeff Fox



Arizona: This pick may be seen as piling on, but there are just too many questions in regards to their bench. Not to mention an entirely new coaching staff. If they make the NCAA Tournament Russ Pennell should be considered for National Coach of the Year honors.

Raphielle Johnson 



Pittsburgh: The Panthers live and die by the talented but injury-prone Levance Fields. 

Kevin McNeill



Davidson: Listen, I want Davidson to dominate every team they face, and for Steph Curry to become the face of college basketball. It would be good for business. But the Wildcats simply don’t have enough talent to be the world-beating team everyone is hoping for. 

Shawn Siegel



Notre Dame: They will be good, but definitely not Top 10 good. Due to a still porous defense, they weren't able to win the tough games last year and there are going to be a ton of slugfests in the Big East this year.

Jason Tomassini



Texas A&M: It will take a huge effort to replace the interior game of Joseph Jones and DeAndre Jordan. And Dominique Kirk was more important than his numbers would indicate.

Joel Welser


Arizona: Chase Budinger and Jordan Hill will not be enough to keep 'Zona from slipping to the middle of the pack in an increasingly young and talented Pac-10.

Joey Whelan




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