Here are the teams I follow and cheer for...it gets difficult when they play each other but my bro's team is always #1 so I'll obviously be cheering against CU twice this coming season. Here are "my" teams w/ explanations attached:
University of Wyoming...my alma mater...fear the Cowpatties!!!
Creighton...relative's alma mater and former work place.
University of Illinois...grew up in Chicago, lots of friends went there.
Maryland Terps...my adopted ACC team when I moved to Virginia (lived there 20 years before moving to Creighton)
Sycamores...newly added this season.
If Creighton plays Wyoming I cheer for CU believe it or not. Maryland vs Illinois...very tough for me but Maryland may win out as I've been to more of their games live and despite Gary Williams being afraid to play the Valley, I find him likeable enough.
Oh, and teams I love to hate:
THE Ohio St U
Notre Dame...not sure why but it probably stems from Kelly Tripucka and is messed up afro. The only two players I've liked that came out of ND are Adrian Dantley and Orlando Woooooooooooooooolridge.
-Louisville, because of my home/residential geography...
-Evansville, because of my early-teen experiences growing up in Newburgh while watching Sloan & Humes...
-IU, because they've ALWAYS attempted to represent the BEST that Hoosier collegiate hoop could offer while utilizing the best that Indiana HS hoop has produced (of course there have been a few exceptions).