CALGARY, Alta. — Welcome to March Madness, folks.
While the Round of 64 in the NCAA Tournament proved to be anticlimactic for the majority, the Round of 32 provided the fireworks that fans were looking for. There are a few surprises in the Sweet 16 (South Carolina, Michigan), and then there are the usual suspects (Kentucky, North Carolina, Gonzaga).
The season has ended for the majority of teams on the hardwood, but there’s plenty to be excited about around the country.
Teams, fans, and players alike are all on the campaign trail, raising support for their respective players in the 3rd Annual College Court Report Player of the Year Fan Vote.
What started with 96 of the top players in the country from smaller programs had been trimmed down to 32 players at the start of the week. Following a week of campaigning on Facebook and Twitter, the results are in for the past seven days,
A total of 16,357 votes were cast through Facebook, Twitter, and the online polls. There were several marquee match-ups this past week, meaning the brackets bid adieu to some big time players.
Here are this past week’s results.
Alec Wintering Region
T.J. Cline (Richmond) – 60.63%
Quincy McKnight (Sacred Heart) – 39.37%
Trayvon Palmer (Chicago State) – 76.18%
Charles Cooke (Dayton) – 23.82%
Joe Cremo (Albany) – 68.27%
Chris Clemons (Campbell) – 31.73%
Quinton Hooker (North Dakota) – 71.96%
Dallas Moore (North Florida) – 28.04%
Damon Lynn Region
LaVell Boyd (UMKC) – 63.61%
Garrison Mathews (Lipscomb) – 36.39%
Peyton Aldridge (Davidson) – 51.63%
Marquise Moore (George Mason) – 48.37%
Laquincy Rideau (Gardner-Webb) – 55.39%
Jimmy Hall (Kent State) – 44.61%
Rashawn Thomas (Texas A&M-CC) – 54.36%
Antonius Cleveland (Southeast Missouri State) – 45.64%
Dikembe Dixson Region
Mark Alstork (Wright State) – 52.08%
Jordan Davis (Northern Colorado) – 47.92%
Jaaron Simmons (Ohio) – 71.88%
Tyler Hall (Montana State) – 28.12%
Kavin Gilder-Tilbury (Texas State) – 75.04%
Ahmad Thomas (UNC Asheville) – 24.96%
Reggie Upshaw (Middle Tennessee) – 61.98%
Keon Johnson (Winthrop) – 38.02%
Antonio Campbell Region
Justin Robinson (Monmouth) – 70.93%
Marcus Evans (Rice) – 29.07%
Jaylon Brown (Evansville) – 53.31
Patrick Cole (North Carolina Central) – 46.69%
DeWayne Russell (Grand Canyon) – 73.26%
Kendrick Ray (Kennesaw State) – 26.74%
Jordan Howard (Central Arkansas) – 61.66%
Joe Rosga (Denver) – 38.34%
– T. Bennett