Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Tip-off Is at Midnight Eastern Time

Utah: Andrew Bogut has a ton of potential and Justin Hawkins has only incrementally less. Marc Jackson returns (on the cusp of turning thirty) to provide backcourt depth. If Bogut makes the leap, the Utes will be dangerous. Even if he only shows improvement, they should hang around the bottom of the top twenty-five.

Gonzaga: JP Batista, Nathan Doudney, and Pierre Marie Altidor-Cespedes will not be able to replace Blake Stepp. Cory Violette, Tony Skinner, and Kyle Bankhead but they’ll come close to matching their production. Ultimately, the Zags will only go as far as Ronny Turiaf and Adam Morrison take them, but the newcomers and an increased role for Erroll Knight should help to maintain their remarkable level of accomplishment.

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