Toughest: Michigan State (Nov. 28), at Massachusetts (Dec. 1), Diamond Head Classic (Dec. 22-25)
Next-toughest: Detroit (Nov. 24), at UCF (Dec. 18), La Salle (Jan. 2)
Toughness scale (1-10): 7 -- The Hurricanes are loaded with talent, but it’s still a good thing they’ll have guard Durand Scott (suspended for the first three games of the season) back in time to face some of the toughies -- including Michigan State and Detroit, which is led by former McDonald’s All-American Ray McCallum Jr.
Toughest: at Michigan (Nov. 27), vs. Connecticut (Dec. 4 in New York), Stanford (Dec. 18)
Next-toughest: Puerto Rico Tip-Off (Nov. 15-18), UNC Greensboro (Dec. 31)
The rest: Miami-Ohio (Nov. 11), UNC Asheville (Nov. 23), Cleveland State (Dec. 8), Norfolk State (Dec. 15), St. Bonaventure (Dec. 22), Western Michigan (Dec. 29).
Toughest: NIT Season Tip-Off (Nov. 12-23), at Wisconsin (Nov. 28), Tennessee (Dec. 5)
Next-toughest: at George Mason (Nov. 9), Old Dominion (Dec. 22)
The rest: Fairfield (Nov. 12), Green Bay (Dec. 1), Mississippi Valley State (Dec. 8), Morgan State (Dec. 19), Wofford (Dec. 30)
Miami Heat drop preseason opener to Atlanta Hawks before China trip--Miami Herald
Second-year guard Norris Cole led the Heat in minutes played with 32. He was 5 of 13 from the field for 13 points and attacked the basket at nearly every opportunity.
Cole started at point guard with Mike Miller at shooting guard. James played every second of the first quarter and finished with eight points. Bosh started at center, and Shane Battier manned the forward position opposite James.
Winton Named To Preseason All-League First Team--csuvikings.com
Horizon League Women's Basketball Preseason Poll To Be Released Today Live On HLN--detroittitans.com
Titans Picked To Finish Second, Brown Selected To HL First Team--detroittitans.com
Loyola Set To Host Midnight Madness October 12--LoyolaRamblers.com
Patrice King, Simone Law Named Preseason All-Horizon League Second Team--LoyolaRamblers.com
Ritchie and Bauer Earn Preseason All-League Honors--GreenBayPhoenix.com
Horizon League Announces Women's Basketball Preseason Teams--uwmpanthers.com
HORIZON LEAGUE WOMEN'S MEDIA DAY: Dorow leads trio of new coaches--The NWI Times
Gerardot Named to Preseason Second Team All-League--valpoathletics.com
Women Picked Third, Demmings Player of the Year--wsuraiders.com
Brandi Brown Named Preseason First-Team All-Conference--ysusports.com
Women's Basketball Preseason Awards--Horizon League Network
Green Bay Tabbed to Win, Demmings Chosen Player of the Year in Women's Basketball Preseason Poll--Horizon League Network