secret scrimmages are cool and all but there are no highlights, no box scores or even results made publichttp://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/blog/eye-on-college-basketball/20595839/college-basketball-previews-will-there-ever-truly-be-a-return-of-the-mac-
CBS MAC preview from last week. They pick us to finish behind Ohio, Akron and Kent State in the East and have little to say about us specifically:
Elsewhere in the East, Kent State lost three starters, but the team always grows back a few limbs. The program is seldom near the cellar. It'll be OK. Buffalo could take a hit, though. It's got this great player in Javon McCrea, a guy I have a basketball man crush on, but beyond him where's the help? Bowling Green and Miami U are borderline .500 teams.
This is a coach's take:
Buffalo probably can't be as good. A huge factor and the biggest question for me is, who's going to be their all-around guy? Mitchell Watt was one of the best players in the league last year. So who can replace him, and where's the 3-point shooting going to come from?
They also list McCrea as one of the best players in the league (they give Cooper the PotY):
Javon McCrea, Buffalo. So, so good. Strong. A mismatch for pretty much any player in this league. Was in the top four percent of nine KenPom.com categories last season.