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September 19, 2006
USC's basketball program will be getting plenty of attention in the early stages of the upcoming season.
After the death of point guard Ryan Francis - who was shot in his hometown of Baton Rouge, La., during the offseason - many are wondering how the team will respond.
Can they overcome the loss? Will it motivate his former friends and teammates? Just what should we expect from the Trojans?
Kentucky fans are starting to wonder if the Wildcats' offensive woes will ever be fixed. Could the new recruiting class be the solution?
Also, what type of expectations should a perennial power like Michigan State have after losing three players who have been the face of the program the last three years?
All those questions and more are answered in this week's mailbag.
Andrew Skwara is the national college basketball writer for Rivals.com. Click here to send him a question or comment for his Mailbag.