SARNIA, Ont. — Once again, the SEC is loaded with talent in 2018-19.
Fans in the SEC will be all too familiar with the talent in the league, but several of the team’s top contributors have flown under the radar on a national scale throughout their careers. With the player turnover in the league following the 2017-18 season, there will be new faces of the conference this year.
The Kentucky Wildcats loaded up with several high-profile freshmen, which shouldn’t come as a surprise to anybody. Teams like the Tennessee Volunteers and Mississippi State Bulldogs will rely on experience and talent to get them back to the NCAA Tournament. There is a healthy mix of experience and youth in the conference, which in turn will lead to excitement and an unpredictable race for the SEC title.
Looking ahead to the season, here are 10 names who have flown under the radar so far in their careers on the national scene that you will want to watch over the course of the 2018-19 campaign.
With the exhibition season in full swing, and coming to a close early this week, that can mean only one thing.
The 2016-17 college basketball regular season is just around the corner!
Things get underway Friday, November 11th at Noon EST with the first regular season game of the season, and there will be a plethora of talent on display across all 32 conferences all season long.
Before the season gets started, we decided to hand out some preseason hardware, in the form of our Conference Player of the Year award and All-Conference Teams.
Along with that, we have the College Court Report All-Americans, and the Mid-Major Player of the Year Preseason Watch List. Links to all of the conference awards and the Watch List can be found at the bottom of each article.
When one thinks of household names in the college basketball world, the Florida International Golden Panthers don’t usually come to mind in terms of national discussion, let alone in their own conference.
Playing in the Conference USA, the Golden Panthers are often overshadowed by the likes of the UAB Blazers, Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, among others. While they have had some talented players over recent years, including big man Adrian Diaz, who should have garnered much more attention than he received, the Golden Panthers haven’t been able to compete for a conference title.
On Wednesday afternoon, they gained a commitment from a coveted graduate transfer that will bolster their roster in 2016-17.
The 2015-16 college basketball regular season is in full-swing, and what a weekend it was. Upsets were scattered about, mixed in with record-breaking performances from some of the nation’s best programs.
After the first weekend is in the books, basketball fans from across the nation get geared up for a full 24 hours of top-notch college basketball action, in the form of the ESPN 24-Hour Tip-Off Marathon. From Monday, November 16th at 5:30pm until Tuesday, November 17th at 10:00pm, there are basketball games all throughout. Yes, that means even in the wee hours of the morning, there are basketball games (we see you, Nevada and Hawaii).
The event brings together a handful of the country’s best games over that time frame and all of the games are showcased on ESPN networks. To get you ready for this year’s festivities, we have previewed all of the games for you in one convenient location.
Changes are coming for the Alabama Crimson Tide, and the rest of the SEC has been put on notice.
First, they introduced Avery Johnson as their new head coach following the 2014-15 season. Johnson brings a wealth of experience with him, and is another big name head coach to reside in the SEC.
Then, Alabama landed a commitment in August from five-star shooting guard Terrance Ferguson. Ferguson is the 10th-ranked recruit in the Class of 2016 by ESPN. He chose Alabama over the likes of Kansas, North Carolina, and a plethora of other power conference programs.
On Wednesday, things got even better for the Crimson Tide in 2016-17, as they gained another commitment from an ESPN 100 recruit.