AAC expert picks, projected win totals, X-factors: UConn a Final Four threat
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Projected regular-season win total: 23
Houston won 22 games last regular season thanks to a strong finish after a four-game losing streak in January dropped the Cougars to 13-6 overall and 3-4 in the AAC. I believe they’ll be better this season, with 23 victories this regular season well within range. They should have a chance, with a strong showing in the AAC Tournament, to earn an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.