ASU has four starters back this year and all signs point to them making a leap this year. A week ago, I thought UTM had a a chance to be a sleeper team in the OVC -- but then starting point guard Terence Smith broke his ankle Sunday at Cincinnati. Without him Wednesday, UTM got smacked around for a half by a D3 team. UTM won just 3 games last year without Smith who was sidelined because of a heart condition. They just don't who they are right now without him. I know who they are -- not good.
I'll take the Red Wolves to get off to a fast start here and coast home.