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Daily Links: College basketball has arrived

Do a little dance, college basketball is about to begin.

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Seton Hall vs Gonzaga
Mark Few and the Zags figure to be at the top of the mid-major pile this season.
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Let us be the first to welcome you to opening day!

Here’s some light reading to get you through the day while waiting for Nevada/St. Mary’s, La Salle/Temple or whatever your game of choice is to tip off.

SB Nation’s 2016 NCAA Basketball Preview | SB Nation

Duh.

Counting down the top 25 Mountain West basketball player | Mountain West Connection

MWC counted down the league’s 25 best players from Utah State’s Koby McEwen to New Mexico’s Elijah Brown.

2016 Week 1 MAC Basketball Preview | Hustle Belt

Week 1 of the season is finally here, and it’s the MAC’s chance to run with the big dogs.

Major story lines for Gonzaga this season | The Slipper Still Fits

There is a lot of hype with this team, and just as many questions.

Predicting each of college basketball's 32 conference champs | CBSSports

Check out who the CBS experts have winning each mid-major league.

Championship expectations persist for UWGB men | Green Bay Press-Gazette

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay men’s basketball coach Linc Darner doesn’t care about starting lineups. He finds them to be the most overrated part of the sport he works in.

Princeton basketball poised for a banner campaign | Asbury Park Press

Balanced, experienced and hungry, with two Jersey guys setting the tone, the Tigers are built to play deep into March.

Paul Weir era gets underway for New Mexico State | Las Cruces Sun-News

Paul Weir hasn’t thought about what it will be like for him taking the court Friday night for the first time as a Division I head coach. And he doesn’t expect to Friday night either.

O26 Power 13: WCC Teams Reign Supreme | Rush The Court

With the start of the regular season now just a few days away, it’s time to examine the O26 programs we think will shine in 2016-17. The school atop this list should come as no surprise.