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Morning links: BYU basketball could be a threat in March; Quin Snyder a top-10 coach; Van Noy create charity challenge

Matt Norlander of CBS Sports listed 10 college basketball teams that could be threats in March even though they won't be ranked in the preseason.

Of the 10 teams he talked about, Norlander mentioned BYU first, saying, "The Cougars won 26 games last season, just missed the NCAAs, and now they bring back a big-time talent in shooting guard Nick Emery, plus the return of senior forward Kyle Davis."

After talking about the return of Eric Mika, Norlander continues, "BYU is good enough this season, deep enough, to truly threaten Gonzaga in the West Coast Conference."

Jazz coach Quin Snyder ranked as No. 10 NBA coach

Bleacher Report's Dan Favale did a power ranking of NBA coaches heading into the 2016-17 NBA season and Jazz head man Quin Snyder came in at No. 10.

Favale writes, "Snyder began surging through the coaching ranks immediately after the Utah Jazz dealt Enes Kanter at the 2015 trade deadline. That move allowed him to unleash Rudy Gobert, and the Jazz wrapped up the stretch run as the league's best defensive team, with a top-four net rating to boot."

After talking about Rodney Hood and Trey Lyles, Favale continued, "The Jazz once again closed the season on a tear, finishing third in defensive efficiency over the final 48 games. They boosted their offensive rating a tick as well, topping last year's mark (102.5) by 0.6 points per 100 possessions."

Former Jazz point guard Earl Watson came in at No. 29 while Jeff Hornacek was ranked No. 23.

Kyle Van Noy and wife Marissa create high school charity challenge looked at one of the things that the Van Noy's are trying to do through their Van Noy Valor Foundation.

"Van Noy and wife Marissa put a challenge out to two local high schools: collect the most homecoming attire and accessories to benefit students in need, and in return you’ll get a homecoming pep rally hosted by the Van Noys, bragging rights, and the gift of making homecoming special for other high school students," the story said.

After talking about the two schools that accepted the challenge, the story continued, "The homecoming donation drive will benefit students across Metropolitan Detroit who are in need of homecoming attire, but don’t have the means to purchase it."

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