Top 10 early season tournaments
There's a movement afoot -- by tourism-minded folks in Kansas City --
Everyone can agree that Gonzaga has one of the toughest nonleague schedules in the nation, facing Kansas State and either Marquette or Duke in the CBE, in addition to Illinois, Baylor, Xavier, Notre Dame, San Diego State, Washington State and Memphis -- so we'll get an early indication as to whose forecast is more accurate.
(* I put the Zags at No. 22 in
Kanter, who was ruled ineligible by the NCAA and is appealing the decision, won't play in Maui, but Jones is expected to start for the Wildcats. Huskies star guard Isaiah Thomas