A midsummer’s look at American Athletic Conference men’s basketball

This one has us 3rd behind Cincy and UCF


Best player: Corey Davis, Jr., who averaged 13.1 per game last year and hit a 3 in 29 straight games.

Best newcomer: Nate Hinton, a four-star, is one of program’s most decorated incoming recruits in a long time.

Biggest losses: Rob Gray, Jr., the reigning AAC scoring champ, and Devin Davis.

Biggest question mark: Will better overall depth trump the loss of top scorer (Gray) and rebounder (Davis)?

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I would rather be picked 3rd in preseason and exceed expectations than be picked 1st and fail to live up to expectations.

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I always liked being the underdog.

I think we should be 2nd, tho.

Last year we were being picked 7th by most pubs, and look what we did. I’m thinking 3rd should pretty much guarantee a championship come March. Sampson’s teams get better as the year goes on.

That buzzer-beater still hurts, though (especially because I live in Michigan).