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Powerful Ivy League representation at opening game of 2017 NCAA Tournament

The Ivy League hosted their first conference tournament this season, and it was a huge success.

Up until the 2016-17 season, the Ivy League was the only conference to not hold their own tournament prior to Selection Sunday. At season’s end, the team with the best record would be the one with a ticket to the Big Dance.

Since we complain all the time that conference tournaments can end up sending an average team instead of their strongest into the field of 68, you would think the Ivy would have preferred to keep its long-standing selection method.

After all, it has worked rather well for 63 years.   Continue reading Powerful Ivy League representation at opening game of 2017 NCAA Tournament

College Court Report Freshman of the Year Fan Vote: Second Round Results

For the second year in a row, Abilene Christian is out in full force to support their freshman, and Jalone Friday is one of the early front-runners in this year’s challenge.

CALGARY, Alta. — The post-season is in full swing across the NCAA.

All four post-season brackets have been released, and there are several big games on tap for this week, starting as early as Monday night with the opener in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament.

Our Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year Fan Voted awards are also in full swing. Round Two in both votes concluded Sunday night, and the Third Round begins on March 13th.

Over the last seven days, last week’s victors in the Freshman of the Year Fan Vote were back at it, looking to garner more support to advance to the next round. Several of last week’s front-runners continued to roll, while the contest said goodbye to one of the top vote-getters after going up against last week’s top vote-getter.

In total, 22,932 votes were cast between the online polls, Twitter, and Facebook over the past seven days.

Below, you can find the results for the 16 match-ups from this past week. Continue reading College Court Report Freshman of the Year Fan Vote: Second Round Results

College Court Report Player of the Year Fan Vote: Second Round Results

For the second week in a row ,Quinton Hooker was the top vote-getter in the College Court Report Player of the Year Fan Vote. (Source: Russell Hons – North Dakota Basketball)

CALGARY, Alta. — The post-season is in full swing across the NCAA.

All four post-season brackets have been released, and there are several big games on tap for this week, starting as early as Monday night with the opener in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament.

Our Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year Fan Voted awards are also in full swing. Round Two in both votes concluded Sunday night, and the Third Round begins on March 13th.

This past week, the 32 players who received a first-round bye started to campaign for votes to help them come away with the Player of the Year award. Some were successful, while some players who had an extra week under their belts kept their positive momentum rolling.

In total, 23,647 votes were cast between the online polls, Twitter, and Facebook over the past seven days.

Below, you can find the results for the 32 match-ups from this past week.
Continue reading College Court Report Player of the Year Fan Vote: Second Round Results

RECAP: North Dakota secures first Big Sky regular season crown in 82-73 win over Portland State

Geno Crandall (above, 21 points) and Quinton Hooker (top, 29 points) combined for 50 points in the 82-73 win for North Dakota over Portland State on Saturday. (Source: Russell Hons - North Dakota Men's Basketball)
Geno Crandall (above, 21 points) and Quinton Hooker (top, 29 points) combined for 50 points in the 82-73 win for North Dakota over Portland State on Saturday. (Source: Russell Hons – North Dakota Men’s Basketball)

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — On Senior Night inside ‘The Betty’, graduating guard Quinton Hooker made sure he left a lasting impression in what could be his final home game with the North Dakota Fighting Hawks.

Against the visiting Portland State Vikings in the Big Sky finale for both teams, Hooker poured in a game-high 29 points to help lead the Fighting Hawks to the 82-73 victory.

The win secured the top seed for the Fighting Hawks in the Big Sky tournament down in Reno, Nevada. It was also the first-ever regular season Big Sky championship for the Fighting Hawks, as they finish conference play at 14-4.
Continue reading RECAP: North Dakota secures first Big Sky regular season crown in 82-73 win over Portland State

RECAP: Weisbrod scores 32 points to lead Lamar to season sweep of McNeese State, 90-83

Colton Weisbrod scored a game-high 32 points, and Lamar completed their first season sweep of McNeese since the 1993-94 season with a 90-83 victory. (Source: Lamar Athletics)
Colton Weisbrod scored a game-high 32 points, and Lamar completed their first season sweep of McNeese since the 1993-94 season with a 90-83 victory. (Source: Lamar Athletics)

LAKE CHARLES, La. — On Saturday afternoon, the Lamar Cardinals were looking for their first season sweep over the McNeese State Cowboys since the 1993-94 season.

It took a little bit of extra work down the stretch to hold off a late rally from the Cowboys, but the Cardinals successfully completed the sweep.

Junior forward Colton Weisbrod played all 40 minutes on the day, recording a game-high 32 points to help lead the Cardinals to the 90-83 victory to close out the regular season.

Weisbrod finished the game shooting 12-of-15 from the floor, and 8-of-9 from the free throw line. It was his second game scoring 30+ points this season, and he was just two points shy of his career high. Continue reading RECAP: Weisbrod scores 32 points to lead Lamar to season sweep of McNeese State, 90-83

RECAP: Big second half propels Wofford past Chattanooga, into semifinals of Southern Conference tournament

Eric Garcia went for 18 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 steals in Wofford's 79-67 win over Chattanooga in the quarter-finals of the Southern Conference tournament on Saturday afternoon.
Eric Garcia went for 18 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 steals in Wofford’s 79-67 win over Chattanooga in the quarter-finals of the Southern Conference tournament on Saturday afternoon.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — College basketball is a game of two halves. On Saturday afternoon, the Wofford Terriers proved that to be true.

In their quarter-finals match-up with the Chattanooga Mocs in the Southern Conference tournament in Asheville, N.C., the Terriers broke free in the second half, coming away with a 12-point victory over the Mocs, 79-67.

Both teams limped into the post-season, of sorts. Wofford fell in their regular season finale to the Furman Paladins. But, they had won their previous two contest.

The Mocs, on the other hand, struggled mightily at the end of conference play. Riddled by injuries to key players down the stretch, Chattanooga came into the conference tournament riding a four-game losing streak.  Continue reading RECAP: Big second half propels Wofford past Chattanooga, into semifinals of Southern Conference tournament