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.
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.
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!
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.
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.