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COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREVIEW

Isaiah Thomas,Guard, Sophomore

MEN'S TOP 10

1 KANSAS

2 MICHIGAN STATE

3 VILLANOVA

4 TEXAS

5 KENTUCKY

6 PURDUE

7 NORTH CAROLINA

8 WEST VIRGINIA

9 WASHINGTON

10 CONNECTICUT

WOMEN'S TOP 10

1 CONNECTICUT

2 STANFORD

3 OHIO STATE

4 MICHIGAN STATE

5 NOTRE DAME

6 XAVIER

7 BAYLOR

8 OKLAHOMA

9 LSU

10 TENNESSEE

PLUS

SI's PROJECTED 65-TEAM NCAA MEN'S FIELD

SCOUTING REPORTS

PHOTOON THE COVER Photograph by John W. McDonough (Washington)