The Mo Cassara Era will open on Nov. 18 at the Puerto Rico Tip-off--against North Carolina. So much for an easing-in period for the new head coach and his players. It will be part of a tournament at Coliseo de Puerto Rico. Game time is 5 p.m. and it will be on ESPN2.

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         Winner will play Western Kentucky or Minnesota, if you want to dream about the Pride winning.

            Still, it's cool to be able to think hoops in this heat.