Gives Huskies inside strength they've lacked the last few years.
SF JULIAN WRIGHT, 6'8", KANSAS
Best of KU's three McDonald's All-Americans can also play everything from PG to PF.
SF TASMIN MITCHELL, 6'7", LSU
Louisiana's Mr. Basketball eases sting of losing Brandon Bass to the NBA.
LOUISVILLE Eight nonconference foes who ranked 148th or lower in last season's final Sagarin ratings.
MISSISSIPPI STATE Arkansas State? Northwestern State? Jacksonville State? Bulldogs leave their own state just once before their first SEC road game on Jan. 11.
PITT Nine of first 11 nonconference games are at home, including the only tough test (Dec. 31 against Wisconsin).
SYRACUSE As usual, there's no place like Dome: one road game (Dec. 27 at Towson) before Jan. 11.