Category Archives: MAAC

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 Co-Player of the Week: Justin Robinson, Monmouth Hawks

Justin Robinson kicked off his week with a 40-point performance against Siena, and finished it off with 27 points against Niagara.
Justin Robinson kicked off his week with a 40-point performance against Siena, and finished it off with 27 points against Niagara.

CALGARY, Alta. — We would like to apologize to the rest of the MAAC once again for igniting a fire under Justin Robinson before the season began.

In the off-season, we ranked the senior as the 62nd-best player in the country. On social media, Robinson, his teammates, and fans expressed their dislike around the ranking, and it’s tough to blame them.

A 62nd ranking for our preseason MAAC Player of the Year was just a tad low.

This season, the 5’8” guard has once again led the Monmouth Hawks to a regular season MAAC title, and has them in a prime spot to make it to the NCAA Tournament. After being snubbed last season, the Hawks have been on a tear in 2016-17.

Monmouth continued rolling this past week, posting two wins and extending their winning streak to 13 games and clinching the regular season conference title in the process.

Robinson was at the forefront of the Hawks’ two wins this week, posting his first 40-point game of the season on Monday to boot.

For his efforts this past week, Monmouth senior Justin Robinson has been named the College Court Report Co-Player of the Week for the week of February 13 – 19, 2017!
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Monday Headlines: Wide Open Conference Races, Points Galore, and More

Trent Steen (15) recorded 24 points, on 10-of-12 shooting, and 9 rebounds to help lead Arkansas-Pine Bluff to the 105-91 win on Monday night.
Trent Steen (15) recorded 24 points, on 10-of-12 shooting, and 9 rebounds to help lead Arkansas-Pine Bluff to the 105-91 win on Monday night.

The first Monday of 2017 was an exciting one to say the least. It also left us scratching our heads, asking more questions about preseason conference favourites.

Monday’s slate was made up entirely of mid-major programs, with the majority of games being conference match-ups as the battle for conference supremacy is officially under way.

While no power conference teams were in action, there will still several marquee programs in action. The Monmouth Hawks, Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks, and the Little Rock Trojans, who all had stellar seasons a year ago, were all in action on Monday.

All three teams suffered defeats.

Following the slate of games on Monday, we were left with more questions than answers when looking at certain programs, and conferences, as the 2016-17 moves along.

Here are the things you need to know from Monday’s action. Continue reading Monday Headlines: Wide Open Conference Races, Points Galore, and More

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

Monday Headlines: Rider Broncs, Connecticut Huskies Notch Crucial Wins, Tyler Hall’s Career Night, and More

Rodney Purvis scored 21 points, and the Connecticut Huskies squeaked out a win over the Syracuse Orange on Monday night, 52-50. (Source: Bleacher Report)
Rodney Purvis scored 21 points, and the Connecticut Huskies squeaked out a win over the Syracuse Orange on Monday night, 52-50. (Source: Bleacher Report)

With the exception of November and early-season tournaments, Mondays tend to be one of the quieter days of the week in the college basketball world. The first Monday of December was no different, as only a handful of games took place across the country.

That doesn’t mean there weren’t any exciting games.

Conference play in the MAAC was underway, and the Siena Saints paid a visit to the Rider Broncs to cap off what was an exciting weekend for the conference as a whole. There was a big time showdown inside the infamous Madison Square Garden, where two teams were looking for a resume-boosting win early in the year.

There was a 42-point game in Bozeman, MT, and the night cap in Portland went to double overtime.

Here are Monday’s Headlines. Continue reading Monday Headlines: Rider Broncs, Connecticut Huskies Notch Crucial Wins, Tyler Hall’s Career Night, and More

RECAP: Monmouth Dominates Cornell En Route to 76-61 Win over the Big Red

Stone Gettings (13) recorded 14 points and 5 rebounds, but the Cornell Big Red fell to the Monmouth Hawks on Tuesday night, 76-61. (Source: Jason Ben Nathan - Sun Senior Photographer)
Stone Gettings (13) recorded 14 points and 5 rebounds, but the Cornell Big Red fell to the Monmouth Hawks on Tuesday night, 76-61. (Source: Jason Ben Nathan – Sun Senior Photographer)

On Tuesday night, the Cornell Big Red fell to the Monmouth Hawks, 76-61. In the win, Monmouth showed the college basketball world just what the Hawks are capable of in 2016-17.

Heading into the game, the Big Red knew they would be at a big size disadvantage inside, and it showed throughout the game.

Continue reading RECAP: Monmouth Dominates Cornell En Route to 76-61 Win over the Big Red