Sandwiched in between an instant classic of a league opener at Seton Hall and a showdown on New Year's Day at Purdue maybe a letdown of sorts was expected from West Virginia. Not to mention the presence of an underdog in Marquette looking to serve notice that they'll be better than the 12th-place spot predicted by the Big East's coaches and it wouldn't have been a huge shock if the Mountaineers fell.
HOUSTON - Center Marial Dahl became the newest member of the University of Houston men's basketball team with his signing of a National Letter of Intent, head coach Tom Penders recently announced.
At 7-foot, 3-inches tall, Dahl will be the tallest player in the history of the program. He also will become the eighth 7-footer and only the third African to wear the scarlet and white in the history of the program.
With Memphis in flux following the departure of John Calipari, this might be the year someone like Tulsa, Houston, or UTEP breaks through. The other contenders better act quickly as Memphis has locked up a monster recruiting class next year..
CollegeHoops.net's Preseason High-Major All-America Team is led by Tulsa big man Jerome Jordan, a potential First Round NBA pick. Jordan, along with the likes of Luke Babbitt and Chris Wright, is part of an impressive forward crop in this year's High-Majors. BYU, Illinois State, Memphis, Nevada, and Tulsa are the only schools with multiple players on the list.
Overall Rank: #100
Conference Rank: #4 Conference USA