Category Archives: Atlantic 10

4th Annual College Court Report 351-Team Ultimate Bracket

Zach Collins, Nigel Williams-Goss (5), and the Gonzaga Bulldogs are the top seed in our 351 team ultimate bracket.
Zach Collins, Nigel Williams-Goss (5), and the Gonzaga Bulldogs are the top seed in our 351 team ultimate bracket.

Every year, teams see their dreams of making the NCAA Tournament come true, while others accept bids into other post-season tournaments.

Last season, 68 teams made the NCAA Tournament, 32 made the NIT, 16 made the College Basketball Invitational, 32 made the CollegeInsider.Com Tournament, and 8 teams took part in the inaugural Vegas 16 tournament. If the math is correct, that leaves 195 teams without a spot in post-season play.

Some teams aren’t even eligible for post-season play due to off-court issues, whether it’s due to low APR scorers or self-imposed bans.

That’s where we come in. We don’t discriminate, and even teams who aren’t eligible in the real world are welcome in our eyes. Living up to the Canadian stereotype of always being nice, we have included all 351 teams into one hypothetical post-season tournament.

For the fourth year in a row, the College Court Report 351-Team Ultimate Bracket is back to give a look at what it would be like if every single team in the country took part in the same post-season tournament. Continue reading 4th Annual College Court Report 351-Team Ultimate Bracket

College Court Report Player of the Week: T.J. Cline, Richmond Spiders

After changing his habits during the summer, TJ Cline has become one of the most well-rounded players in the NCAA in 2016-17.
After changing his habits during the summer, and putting in work to improve his ball-handling and jump shot, senior forward T.J. Cline has become one of the most well-rounded players in the NCAA in 2016-17.

CALGARY, Alb. — Coming into the season, he wanted to make a name for himself. He wrote a story through The Players’ Tribune back at the end of November, entitled “Making a Name for Myself.”

After a summer where he worked on improving his ball handling, jump shot, eating habits and sleep patterns, he has become one of the top players in the entire NCAA.

His name is T.J. Cline, and the senior has the Richmond Spiders making noise when nobody expected them to.

Thanks to some help from Nancy Lieberman, who is an assistant coach with the NBA’s Sacramento Kings, or ‘mom’ as she’s known to Cline, the native of Plano, TX is reaping the rewards from a summer of hard work and dedication to the game of basketball.

Last week, Cline had himself one of the best two-game stretches of his career, and he etched his name into the record books at Richmond in the process. He averaged a double-double across two wins for the Spiders, and recorded the first triple-double in school history on Saturday afternoon.

For his efforts this past week, one where the Spiders won a pair of home games and kept pace with other top teams in the Atlantic 10 Conference, senior forward T.J. Cline has been named the College Court Report Player of the Week for the week of January 23 – 29, 2017!
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Marquette transfer Traci Carter commits to La Salle

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Traci Carter is heading home.

Per Jon Rothstein of FanRag Sports, the Marquette Golden Eagles’ transfer has committed to the La Salle Explorers of the Atlantic 10. The sophomore was averaging 4.3 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 3.6 assists in 8 games (4 starts) for the 12-6 (3-3) Golden Eagles.

Carter, a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native, was the 90th prospect in the class of 2015, according to Rivals.com. Furthermore, the 6’0″ point guard was spotted 18th by FOXSports.com when stratified at his position. Continue reading Marquette transfer Traci Carter commits to La Salle

Saint Louis lands commitment in Sikeston’s Fred Thatch Jr.

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Travis Ford is building something special at Saint Louis.

Reported by Jeff Goodman of ESPN, class of 2018 guard Fred Thatch Jr. has committed to Saint Louis. Thatch is currently in the midst of a sensational junior season and has led Sikeston High School to a 10-1 start.

“After months of anticipating, with the help of some family & friends I have decided that the best decision for me will be picking a Billikens jersey,” wrote Thatch Jr. on Twitter. “I have verbally committed to the St. Louis University Billikens!” Continue reading Saint Louis lands commitment in Sikeston’s Fred Thatch Jr.

Saint Joseph’s James Demery cleared for basketball activities, status unknown for Atlantic 10 opener

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Merry Christmas, Phil Martelli!

Reported by FanRag Sports’ Jon Rothstein, Saint Joseph’s junior James Demery has been fully cleared for basketball activities. The North Carolina native missed the last ten games with a stress fracture in his left foot.

Despite being cleared, Martelli refused to commit to the 6’6″ forward’s availability for the Hawks’ Atlantic 10 opener versus George Washington. Continue reading Saint Joseph’s James Demery cleared for basketball activities, status unknown for Atlantic 10 opener

RECAP: Notre Dame heads into conference play with a win over Saint Peter’s

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(Source: Notre Dame Athletics)

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish returned to action Wednesday night after a nine day Christmas break, taking down the Saint Peter’s Peacocks 63-55.

Notre Dame remained in the AP Top 25 in their first game back , checking in at #24.

The (5-7) Peacocks were coming off a win against the St Francis (BKN) Terriers after a three game losing streak that included a loss to the Maryland Terrapins by only 10 points.

Notre Dame was coming off a win as well, taking down the Colgate Raiders before a surprise visit from Matt Farrell’s brother Bo stole the spotlight, as the military solider surprised his younger brother heading into the holiday season.

While some time away from the program was needed as noted by head coach Mike Brey, the Irish squad could not afford to take the Peacocks lightly.

Continue reading RECAP: Notre Dame heads into conference play with a win over Saint Peter’s