Here is a look at the American Athletic Conference men’s basketball teams:
Last year: 16-17. Coach: Kevin Ollie
The skinny: Ollie and his staff, which now includes Raphael Chillious, hit the recruiting trail hard to bring in eight new players, replacing the grads and transfers that left the roster sparse last spring. How those newcomers gel around Jalen Adams, Alterique Gilbert and Terry Larrier, will tell the tale.
Need to know: Adams and Christian Vital are only returners who played significant minutes last season.
Last year: 31-5. Coach: Gregg Marshall. Plays UConn: Dec. 30 (XL), Feb. 10 (Wichita)
The skinny: Newcomer to the conference, WSU brings...