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RECAP: Army West Point Cruises to 77-55 Road Win over Bryant

On Tuesday night against the Bryant Bulldogs, guard Tanner Plomb scored a game-high 26 points to lead the Army West Point Black Knights to the 77-55 road win.
On Tuesday night against the Bryant Bulldogs, guard Tanner Plomb scored a game-high 26 points to lead the Army West Point Black Knights to the 77-55 road win. (Source: Army Athletics)

Entering Tuesday night’s action, the Army West Point Black Knights were riding their second three-game winning streak of the 2015-16 season. They were coming off a road win over the Maine Black Bears to open their three-game road swing, and were looking to build on their impressive start to the reason.

They were taking on a team who has struggled to open the season. Coming in riding a six-game losing streak, the Bryant Bulldogs were looking for any source of positive momentum to get them back on the right track as the season moved along.

In a battle of two teams moving in opposite directions this season, the outcome of the contest should have come as no surprise to anyone. Despite being on the road, the Army West Point Black Knights cruised to the 77-55 win over the Bryant Bulldogs on Tuesday night in Smithfield, Rhode Island. Continue reading RECAP: Army West Point Cruises to 77-55 Road Win over Bryant

Maryland-Eastern Shore Knocks Off Saint Francis (PA) for First Win of 2015-16

On Friday afternoon, Coach Bobby Collins and the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks knocked off Saint Francis (PA) for their first win of the 2015-16 season. (Source: Delmarva Now)
On Friday afternoon, Coach Bobby Collins and the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks knocked off Saint Francis (PA) for their first win of the 2015-16 season. (Source: Delmarva Now)

Four straight losses was not the start that head coach Bobby Collins and the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks had envisioned for the 2015-16 season. On the heels of one of the most successful seasons in school history, which was Collins’ first as head coach, there was a ton of optimism around the program.

After the Hawks were blown out in their home opener against the Fairfield Stags, to the tune of 113-74, they quickly turned their attention to their game on Friday against the Saint Francis (PA) Red Flash. The Red Flash came in with a 2-2 record overall, but were coming off a loss against Kent State in their last time out.

Dominique Elliott, a preseason All-MEAC First Team selection, started the 2015-16 season slow, in terms of overall production, but has kicked his game into another gear lately. On Friday afternoon inside Hytche Arena, his strong play carried the Hawks to their first victory of the season, a 70-57 defeat of the visiting Saint Francis (PA) Red Flash. Continue reading Maryland-Eastern Shore Knocks Off Saint Francis (PA) for First Win of 2015-16

CCR Top Three Individual Performances in College Basketball for November 25th

The Penn Quakers rolled over La Salle on Wednesday, and big man Darien Nelson-Henry was a big factor in the win, recording 31 points and 14 rebounds in the Quakers' 80-64 victory. (Source: Penn Athletics)
The Penn Quakers rolled over La Salle on Wednesday, and big man Darien Nelson-Henry was a big factor in the win, recording 31 points and 14 rebounds in the Quakers’ 80-64 victory. (Source: Penn Athletics)

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 Wednesday, November 25th!

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2015-16 College Basketball Previews: Wagner Seahawks

NCAA Basketball: Wagner at Cincinnati
Sophomore guard Aaren Edmead and the Wagner Seahawks will look for a bounce-back season in 2015-16, and will do so with the bulk of last season’s production back for another go-round.

It was just two seasons ago when the Wagner Seahawks won 19 games overall and finished second in the Northeast Conference. As many teams have found out over the years, what a difference a year makes. The Seahawks went from 2nd to 7th, and time will tell if things get better or worse.

In 2015-16, the Wagner Seahawks will hope to get back to where they were just a few seasons ago. With a slew of young talent in tow, the team will look to overcome the loss of a main contributor on the offensive end.

How will the Seahawks do against the top teams in the conference? Can they build momentum in non-conference play and carry it into NEC play? Lastly, can the Seahawks put an end to their road woes and score some wins away from home? All those questions, and more, will be answered over the five-plus months of the 2015-16 season.

Below, you can read about what the Wagner Seahawks will bring to the hardwood over the course of the upcoming season.
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Star Freshman Marcquise Reed Transfers from Robert Morris

Star freshman Marcquise Reed is transferring from Robert Morris after helping to lead the team to the NCAA Tournament. (Source: Pittsburgh Sporting News)
Star freshman Marcquise Reed is transferring from Robert Morris after helping to lead the team to the NCAA Tournament. (Source: Pittsburgh Sporting News)

Despite finishing second in the regular season NEC standings with a 12 – 6 record, and not being the favourites to represent the conference in the NCAA Tournament, the Robert Morris Colonials couldn’t be stopped. The Colonials knocked off the North Florida Ospreys in their play-in game, thanks to a big second half push, and advanced to the Round of 64. Unfortunately, they ran into the eventual national champion Duke Blue Devils, and their season came to an end right then and there.

One reason for the team’s success this season was the play of freshman guard Marcquise Reed. Reed played a big part in the team’s offense this past year, and hopefully Colonial fans enjoyed what he brought to the table. After the season ended, Marcquise Reed decided to transfer from the program. Continue reading Star Freshman Marcquise Reed Transfers from Robert Morris