Key question for 10 top teams as college basketball practice begins

Friday October 3rd, 2014

It's been 179 days since Connecticut completed its miraculous run in the NCAA tournament by knocking off a Kentucky team that had finally begun playing up to its talent. There are still 42 days left until games begin in earnest on Friday, Nov. 14. But the longest offseason in sports is nearly finished, as college hoops teams begin practicing today. In a sport in which many of the best players only stay for a season, there are plenty of questions on every roster. Our full preseason top 25 is still a few weeks away from being released, so below are burning questions for the top 10 teams from our way-too-early top 25 published just days after that national championship game.

3Arizona Wildcats
Can Arizona defend as well as it did last season? Chris Johnson
5North Carolina Tar Heels
7Michigan Wolverines
Can Caris LeVert step up? Johnson
9Colorado Buffaloes
10Texas Longhorns
How will Jonathan Holmes, Myles Turner and Cameron Ridley fit together? Johnson
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