- Cullman, Alabama

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November 7, 2012

A guide to the 2012- 2013 college basketball season


Frank Martin, South Carolina. With one of the more surprising moves in the offseason, Martin will try to rebuild another program after making Kansas State relevant.

Danny Manning, Tulsa. Danny probably won't need a miracle in his first coaching job. Learned from one of the best as an assistant under Bill Self at Kansas.

Richard Pitino, Florida International. Rick's son has proven to be pretty sharp himself.



Mark Lyons, Arizona. He went to the NCAA's final 16 three times before graduating from Xavier. He's reunited with the coach who recruited him there, giving Sean Miller and heady, quick point guard who won't wither under the spotlight.

Alex Oriakhi, Missouri. Was a key contributor to UConn's 2011 national title run. The powerful big man could have a similar impact on the Tigers.

Aaric Murray, West Virginia. One of three transfers landed by coach Bob Huggins, he could have the biggest impact after leading La Salle in scoring at 15.2 points a game and in rebounding at 7.7.

Ryan Harrow, Kentucky. In case the Wildcats didn't have enough talent with another top recruiting class, they added Harrow from North Carolina State. After a year of waiting, he gets his turn to run the show in Lexington.

Trey Zeigler, Pittsburgh. A former McDonald's All-American, he was allowed to leave Central Michigan when his father, Ernie, was let go. Dude can shoot, too, averaging over 16 points the past two seasons.

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