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CCR Top Three Individual Performances in College Basketball for December 3rd

The UT-Arlington Mavericks burst onto the scene this season with wins over Memphis and Ohio State, and Kevin Hervey is a big reason for their success. Another big performance on Thursday night of 20 points, 15 rebounds and 7 assists led the Mavericks to a big home win over North Texas.
The UT-Arlington Mavericks burst onto the scene this season with wins over Memphis and Ohio State, and Kevin Hervey is a big reason for their success. Another big performance on Thursday night of 20 points, 15 rebounds and 7 assists led the Mavericks to a big home win over North Texas.

The 2015-16 college basketball regular season is in full swing, and what a season it has been already. Night in and night out, any team is truly capable of knocking off anyone, making the season that much more exciting. Upsets have been aplenty this season, and more are bound to come over the course of the 2015-16 season.

Each day, we will hand out some awards for the top three individual performances from the night before. They could be freshmen or experienced seniors, and they could come from the smallest mid-major programs or the top teams in the country. Each night, there are big performances that are critical for their respective teams.

Here are the top three individual performances for Thursday, December 3rd! Continue reading CCR Top Three Individual Performances in College Basketball for December 3rd

CCR Top Three Individual Performances in College Basketball for November 27th

Quincy Ford scored 24 points, and hit a clutch jumper before the buzzer to send Northeastern to the 78-77 upset win over Miami on Friday night.
Quincy Ford scored 24 points, and hit a clutch jumper before the buzzer to send Northeastern to the 78-77 upset win over Miami on Friday night.

The 2015-16 college basketball regular season is in full swing, and what a season it has been already. Night in and night out, any team is truly capable of knocking off anyone, making the season that much more exciting. Upsets have been aplenty this season, and more are bound to come over the course of the 2015-16 season.

Each day, we will hand out some awards for the top three individual performances from the night before. They could be freshmen or experienced seniors, and they could come from the smallest mid-major programs or the top teams in the country. Each night, there are big performances that are critical for their respective teams.

Here are the top three individual performances for Friday, November 27th! Continue reading CCR Top Three Individual Performances in College Basketball for November 27th

Twymond Howard Hits Last-Second Jumper to Lift UT-Martin Skyhawks to First Win of 2015-16

Twymond Howard hit a three-pointer with 3 seconds left to break the tie and lift the UT-Martin Skyhawks to their first win of the season, a 75 - 72 decision over James Madison.
Twymond Howard hit a three-pointer with 6 seconds left to break the tie and lift the UT-Martin Skyhawks to their first win of the season, a 75 – 72 decision over James Madison.

On the heels of a successful 2014-15 season, the Tennessee-Martin (UTM) Skyhawks have found themselves on the wrong end of some close game to open the 2015-16 campaign. Three of their four losses have come by 7 points or less, including a four-point defeat at the hands of Oral Roberts.

Sunday night brought forth another opportunity for the Skyhawks to take home their first victory of the season, this time taking on the James Madison Dukes. The trend of close-games would continue, as the game was tied with under 10 seconds to go.

On Sunday, the Skyhawks would come out on the right side of the final score, thanks to some late-game heroics from their star senior.

Twymond Howard hit a clutch three-pointer with less than 6 seconds left on the clock, and the Skyhawks scored a big road win over the Dukes, 78 – 75. Continue reading Twymond Howard Hits Last-Second Jumper to Lift UT-Martin Skyhawks to First Win of 2015-16

James Madison Adds Niagara Transfer Ramone Snowden

Ramone Snowden is the second star player to transfer out of Niagara in as many seasons, and he has committed to play for the James Madison Dukes. (Source: USA Today Sports)
Ramone Snowden is the second star player to transfer out of Niagara in as many seasons, and he has committed to play for the James Madison Dukes. (Source: USA Today Sports)

The Niagara Purple Eagles recruit talented players, but have had some trouble keeping them on campus for their entire careers in the past couple of seasons.

At the end of the 2013-14 season, leading scorer Antoine Mason opted to transfer out of the program. Mason was the top returning scorer in the entire NCAA, and chose to transfer out of Niagara and play elsewhere for his final year of eligibility.

When it came time to decide, Mason enrolled at Auburn and played for the Tigers under new bench boss Bruce Pearl.

Fast-forward to the end of the 2014-15 season, and once again, the Purple Eagles say goodbye to one of their key contributors from the previous season.

Coming off a season where they went 8 – 22 overall, and 7 – 13 in MAAC play, changes were much-needed for the Purple Eagles. Niagara is looking to get back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2007, but the biggest change of the off-season for their team does more bad than good for their chances.

Star forward Ramone Snowden opted to transfer from the program, and committed to the James Madison Dukes. Continue reading James Madison Adds Niagara Transfer Ramone Snowden

NBA Draft Profile: Marcus Thornton, William & Mary

Marcus Thornton, the all-time leading scorer in Tribe basketball history, has received a lot of attention in pre-draft workouts leading up to the 2015 NBA Draft. (Source: Tribe Athletics)
Marcus Thornton, the all-time leading scorer in Tribe basketball history, has received a lot of attention in pre-draft workouts leading up to the 2015 NBA Draft. (Source: Tribe Athletics)

The NBA Draft is less than a month away, and we couldn’t be more excited about it!

60 of the best young basketball players in the world will hear their name called, as they finally realize their dreams of being drafted to the NBA. At the same time, however, players will see their dreams come to an end as they fail to walk across the stage to shake the commissioner’s hand.

With a rich talent pool this season, there are bound to be players who had great collegiate careers that don’t get drafted. It doesn’t mean they won’t ever play in the NBA, they will just have to take a detour.

This is the time of year when people try to find out as much information about players as they possibly can, so they can be familiar with whomever their favourite NBA team selects on draft day.

Yes, there will be situations like Toronto last season, when they selected Bruno Caboclo, where even the commentators were stunned at the selection. For the most part, the players selected have been household names in college, or on the international stage.

Over the course of the next few weeks leading up to the draft, we will post a new draft preview each day that highlights a player who has a great chance to be drafted. One thing that we are doing different than other sites is not focusing on players in the first round. These players are constantly covered, and you can find information on them all over the place.

We will look at players who don’t get as much attention as they deserve, as we try to shine the light on some underrated talents in the NBA Draft. Today’s feature: Marcus Thornton, William & Mary. Continue reading NBA Draft Profile: Marcus Thornton, William & Mary

Towson Holds on in Second Half to Top Charleston

Timajh Parker-Rivera (15) recorded 12 points and 8 rebounds as Towson held on in the second half to knock off Charleston. (Source: Charleston Athletics)
Timajh Parker-Rivera (15) recorded 12 points and 8 rebounds as Towson held on in the second half to knock off Charleston. (Source: Charleston Athletics)

The 2014-15 season hasn’t gone quite as planned for both the Towson Tigers and the Charleston Cougars, as both teams have struggled at times this season, and conference play hasn’t been too kind to either team.

Last season, the Tigers had star forward Jerrelle Benimon to fall back on, and they did just that. Benimon was one of the best players in the country, and not having him on their roster this season has set the Tigers back a bit. Towson opened the season with a 7 – 1 record, with all of their wins coming via a seven game win streak. Since then, however, the wheels have fallen off. Entering Sunday’s action, the Tigers had only won four of their past 18 games, and were looking for a positive shift in momentum. Their game against the Cougars on Sunday provided them with the perfect opportunity to get back onto the right track.

As for Charleston, the 2014-15 season has been just as disappointing for them. They started the season with a 5 – 4 record, which included a three-game winning streak from December 2nd to 14th. Since then, their wheels have fallen off, and the Cougars have struggled to gain any sort of traction in CAA play. The Cougars entered Sunday afternoon’s game with the Tigers having lost 16 of their last 18 games, a stretch of play that has included losing streaks of 8 games and currently a mini two game streak. The Cougars had a great opportunity to score a win on Sunday against the struggling Tigers on their home floor.

In a game that features two teams who are searching for answers, the good thing is that one team will find a source of positive momentum. On Sunday, the Towson Tigers were that team. The Tigers held on down the stretch, and were able to come away with a hard-earned 53 – 50 win over the College of Charleston Cougars on Sunday. Continue reading Towson Holds on in Second Half to Top Charleston