Division II

Team: Bowie State

Coach: Darrell Brooks (fourth season, 61-22)

Last year's record: 22-6 overall, 12-4 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association

Outlook: The Bulldogs were picked by league coaches to win the CIAA Northern Division. Senior guard and Mervo grad Byron Westmorland (14.6 points per game) and senior forward Dameatric Scott (6.6 ppg) were named to the preseason All-Conference team.

Division III

Team: Frostburg

Coach: Webb Hatch (14th season, 170-175)

Last year's record: 13-13 overall, 10-6 Capital Athletic Conference

Outlook: The Bobcats have 10 returning players, including four with at least five starts. Frostburg will be led by senior DeSean Antoine (Glen Burnie), who led the team in scoring with 11.5 points per game.

Team: Goucher

Coach: Leonard Trevino (13th season season, 262-320)

Last year's record: 4-20 overall 1-13 Landmark Conference

Outlook: The Gophers will be led by Trae Lindsay (Patapsco) who had 54 blocked shots last season, breaking his single-season school record of 50 set in 2010-11. He is the school's all-time leader with 133 blocked shots. Alex Noble, who became the first player in the history of Goucher's men's basketball program to score 40 points in a game, also returns.

Team: Hood

Coach: Tom Dickman (11th season, 144-116)

Last year's record: 16-11 overall, 7-9 Capital Athletic Conference)

Outlook: The Blazers open their first season in the Middle Atlantic Conferences and are picked to finish eighth in the 10-team Commonwealth Conference. Junior forward Cameron Cook (Calvert Hall) returns after leading the team in scoring, averaging 14.1 points and making a team-best 66 3-pointers. Also returning are captains Tyler Justin Stone and Trey Quinn (St. Mary's).

Team: Johns Hopkins

Coach: Bill Nelson (27th season, 414-254)