Category Archives: Atlantic Sun

Bethune-Cookman Picks up Historic 77-66 Win Over Jacksonville Behind Double-Double From Shawntrez Davis

Shawntrez Davis (12) recorded his fifth double-double on Thursday, posting 28 points and 10 rebounds to lead Bethune-Cookman past Jacksonville, 77-66. (Source: Georgia Tech Athletics) (Header: Bethune-Cookman Athletics)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — For the first time in school history, the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats have recorded four wins in the month of November alone.

They also have a winning record for the first time at the end of November, having played three or more games.

On Thursday night, junior forward Shawntrez Davis recorded his fifth double-double of the season to lead the Wildcats to the 77-66 road win over the Jacksonville Dolphins. Davis recorded 28 points, to lead all scorers on the night, and pulled down 10 rebounds in the victory. Continue reading Bethune-Cookman Picks up Historic 77-66 Win Over Jacksonville Behind Double-Double From Shawntrez Davis

College Court Report Fan-Voted Player of the Week: Devin Harris, Jacksonville Dolphins

Devin Harris led Jacksonville to three wins over the past week, including a pair as a part of the Wright State MTE. (Source: Getty Images) (Header: Jacksonville Dolphins)

CANMORE, Alta. — It was quite a week for the Jacksonville Dolphins.

Not only did the Dolphins put together a 3-1 record over the past seven days, including a 2-1 record at the Wright State MTE in Dayton, OH, but they also cleaned house in terms of the weekly Atlantic Sun awards. Jace Hogan picked up Newcomer of the Week honours, while Devin Harris nabbed Player of the Week honours.

Their week ended up on a high note, as they picked up a big win over the Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs in triple-overtime, 106-99. Harris played an impressive 52 minutes on the day, leading the Dolphins to the impressive victory to close out a strong week for the team across the board.

Over the course of the week, Harris has three games with 20+ points, while also recording his first two double-doubles to open the week. He was a force on both ends of the floor, and Jacksonville fans wanted to show their support for the senior from Tampa, Florida.

For his efforts this past week, a stretch that saw him record 23 or more points three times, senior guard Devin Harris has been selected by the fans as the College Court Report Fan-Voted Player of the Week for November 20-26, 2017!

Harris received the most votes in our weekly Twitter poll. Akolda Manyang (Utah Valley), Matt Scott (Niagara), and Isaiah Wright (San Diego) were also in the running.
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College Court Report Fan-Voted Player of the Week: Zach Johnson, Florida Gulf Coast Eagles

Zach Johnson scored a team-high 27 points on Saturday to lead Florida Gulf Coast to a season-opening win over Illinois State. (Source: Florida Gulf Coast Athletics) (Header: Florida Gulf Coast Athletics)

CANMORE, Alta. — Expectations are high around the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles in 2017-18, and for good reason.

This year’s edition of the Eagles have a plethora of weapons, all of which are capable of leading the offense on any given night. They possess the Atlantic Sun’s top back court rotation, in Brandon GoodwinChristian Terrell, and Zach Johnson, and all three are capable of being the go-to guy on the back end.

On the first Saturday of the season, the Eagles opened up the 2017-18 season on their home court against the Illinois State Redbirds. In a game that saw several players put together impressive performances, one player stood out in particular.

Junior guard Zach Johnson wasted little time in making an impact, as he led the Eagles to the 98-87 victory, while leading all Florida Gulf Coast players in scoring on the day.

For his efforts across the opening weekend, Florida Gulf Coast guard Zach Johnson has been selected as the College Court Report Fan-Voted Player of the Week(end) by the fans!

Johnson received the most votes in our weekly Twitter poll, finishing ahead of Garrison Mathews (Lipscomb), Elijah Minnie (Eastern Michigan), and Jaelan Sanford (Toledo). Continue reading College Court Report Fan-Voted Player of the Week: Zach Johnson, Florida Gulf Coast Eagles

Georgetown never trails in 73-57 win over Jacksonville

Jessie Govan (15) and Marcus Derrickson (top) scored 20 points apiece to lead Georgetown past Jacksonville in their season opener, 73-57.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The head coaching era for Patrick Ewing with the Georgetown Hoyas officially got underway on Sunday afternoon inside Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.

Ewing returned to his alma mater this off-season to become the latest head coach of the Hoyas. In his regular season head coaching debut, Georgetown welcomed the Jacksonville Dolphins to town to kick off the 2017-18 season.

Jacksonville was coming off a season-opening loss at the hands of the UAB Blazers on Friday, 96-67, and were looking to get in the win column.

Georgetown took an early lead on Sunday afternoon, as Jamorko Pickett hit a three pointer less than a minute in for the first points of the season for the Hoyas. From there, Georgetown would never trail on the day, and they rolled to the 73-57 victory over the Dolphins. Continue reading Georgetown never trails in 73-57 win over Jacksonville

Robert Ukawuba selected by the Windsor Express in the Second Round of the NBL Canada Draft

After playing four years with the NJIT Highlanders, guard Rob Ukawuba joins former teammate Tim Coleman in the NBL Canada. Ukawuba was selected 16th overall in the second round by the Windsor Express. (Source: NYC Buckets)

CANMORE, Alta. — The NJIT Highlanders are slowly starting to take over the NBL Canada.

Earlier this week, former Highlander Tim Coleman inked his first professional contract, signing with the 2016 NBL Canada champion Halifax Hurricanes.

Now, one of Coleman’s teammates from last season will be his counterpart in the NBL Canada.

Guard Robert Ukawuba, who played four seasons with the Highlanders from 2013 to 2017, was selected by the Windsor Express with the 16th selection in the second round of the 2017 NBL Canada Draft. Ukawuba took part in the Draft Combine over the weekend, and left his mark with the staff of the Express.

That makes two Highlanders coming north of the border in less than a week. Continue reading Robert Ukawuba selected by the Windsor Express in the Second Round of the NBL Canada Draft

College Court Report 2017-18 Preseason Awards: Atlantic Sun

Divine Myles has been rock solid for the Stetson Hatters over his first three seasons in the NCAA, and he has his sights set on the NCAA Tournament as a senior. (Source: Stetson Athletics) (Header: Lipscomb Athletics)

CANMORE, Alta. — The 2017-18 season tips off on November 10th, which means the final month without college basketball is finally upon us.

Fans all across the country are gearing up for another exciting college basketball season, and with the recent scandal involving the FBI and several power conference programs across the NCAA, the level of anticipation is through the roof.

Conference preview pieces are starting to circulate from various media outlets, and conferences are hosting their annual media days and announcing their preseason polls and award winners. It’s always interesting to see how coaches and media rank teams in their respective conferences.

With the season right around the corner, we are starting to release our Preseason Player of the Year awards for each conference, along with three All-Conference teams. Picked at random, we will release two sets of awards each day.

Coming into the season, the narrative surrounding the Atlantic Sun Conference is consistent across the board. It’s Dunk City, and then everyone else. While the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles are the top team in the conference on paper, anything can indeed happen come March.

The Atlantic Sun tournament is no different, as we have seen our fair share of upsets over the past couple of seasons in the single-elimination event. In 2017-18, the conference is chalked full of talent, including several up-and-coming stars who are ready to step in for graduating seniors.

Below, take a look at who we have selected as our Preseason Atlantic Sun Player of the Year, along with who factors in where on our Preseason All-Atlantic Sun teams!

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