College Basketball Preview: 10 Stories to Watch This Season

A game on an aircraft carrier, a new record for Duke's Coach K, and other highlights of NCAA hoops 2011-2012

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The men's college basketball season tips off this week, highlighted by a Veterans Day matchup that would make Maverick and Goose proud. Fans of the sport have long complained about college basketball's "soft" opening, which has paled in comparison with the spectacle of baseball's opening day, the NFL's Thursday night kickoff game, or the first Saturday of major college football.

But this year college hoops has put together an over-the-top opening week game that might top them all and could become a yearly tradition. That game makes our list of the 10 most interesting storylines to the 2011-2012 season, along with a milestone for Duke coach Mike Mike Krzyzewski, a lingering question about Kentucky coach John Calipari, the effect of the NBA lockout on college hoops, the last waltz of the Big East basketball conference as we've known it, and several more.

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Cameron Martin is a freelance writer and contributor to the New York Times, the Daily Beast, Yahoo! Sports, and Barnes & Noble Review.

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