Basketball: 2015-16 Preview

This week. the new season of William and Mary basketball kicks off with road games for each team. Flat Hat Sports Editor Nick Cipolla and Flat Hat Associate Sports Editor Josh Luckenbaugh preview the seasons ahead. Links below for the full previews.

Men’s basketball

Commentary: Replacing the Irreplaceable

After losing arguably the greatest player the school has ever seen, many teams would look at the next season as a “rebuilding year,” a chance to focus on developing young talent rather than making a run at a conference title. While William and Mary faces that same dilemma following the departure of guard Marcus Thornton ’15, the dream of earning the College’s first NCAA Tournament bid remains nonetheless alive and well coming into the 2015-16 campaign.

Women’s basketball

Commentary: Working towards the next level

As head coach Ed Swanson’s third season at William and Mary begins, many people are wondering what the women’s basketball team will look like this year. Only losing one starter, the team has increased its depth and has been stepping up its game in the offseason, preparing to be a force in the conference this winter.

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Cover of basketball preview. NICK CIPOLLA / THE FLAT HAT
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Back page of the basketball preview. SUMNER HIGGINBOTHAM / THE FLAT HAT
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Middle pages of the basketball preview. NICK CIPOLL AND SUMNER HIGGINBOTHAM / THE FLAT HAT



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