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College Basketball Begins

[LATE ADD: Also, GTB is waxing on about William & Mary:

Just as Sting laments in Hole in My Life, there's something missing. It's the last of the big checkmarks on my cosmic to-do list (besides, you know, see the 8 Wonders of the World and balance my checkbook): I must see William and Mary play in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament before I shuffle off this mortal coil.

Apologies for the omission.]

Due to technical incompetence on my part, the Local Hoops Preseason Poll won't be released until tomorrow, but here are some choice nuggets to keep the momentum going from last night's season opener.

Our very own Richmond opens the national college basketball season with an electrifying 44-42 win over Maine, a game that began with fewer than 100 fans in the stands. The Spiders say they hope that's the worst game they play all season.

JMU seems poised to have an electrifying beginning to its season. "Dean Keener isn't feeling the buzz yet. It's opening week for the fourth-year coach's James Madison basketball team, which begins the season Friday at home against Siena, but you wouldn't know it to walk around campus, he said. "I'm not sure anybody knows we're playing," Keener said at a press conference Monday."

A look at all of Morgan State's incoming transfers.

A Diamondback columnist challenges Greivis Vasquez to a game of HORSE.

VCU draws 5,700 for an exhibition game.

A profile of Old Dominion's Finnish (sort-of) big man, one of the biggest big men in the CAA.

Dave Leitao and Seth Greenberg would like to have more free time, to be able to live more like real human beings and attend their children's birthday parties.

By Dan Steinberg  |  November 6, 2007; 12:05 PM ET
Categories:  College Basketball  
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