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College Basketball: Who Gets the Spotlight This Week?

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One thing we’ve learned about preseason rankings in college basketball: They don’t mean a thing.

Early-season tournaments have created opportunities for teams from the periphery to emerge, and they have. Expect plenty of different programs to take turns in the spotlight from now until Selection Sunday.

What We Learned

Juwan Howard has dispelled any questions about his ability to run a college program. Despite no prior head coaching experience, Howard, a former Wolverine, has fit in seamlessly as Michigan’s coach. Howard’s confidence, poise and temperament were on full display last week as Michigan won games over Iowa State, North Carolina and Gonzaga en route to winning the prestigious Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas.