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College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: SEC

After under-achieving in 2015-16 with Ben Simmons, the LSU Tigers will lean on Antonio Blakeney to lead them to a bounce-back year in 2016-17.
After under-achieving in 2015-16 with Ben Simmons, the LSU Tigers will lean on Antonio Blakeney to lead them to a bounce-back year in 2016-17.

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.

Below, you can find the All-Conference Teams and Conference Player of the Year for the Southeastern Conference. Continue reading College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: SEC

2016-17 Schedules: Auburn Tigers

Horace Spencer (0) and the Auburn Tigers should give their fans plenty to be excited about over the next couple of seasons, starting in 2016-17. (Source: Scout.com)
Horace Spencer (0) and the Auburn Tigers should give their fans plenty to be excited about over the next couple of seasons, starting in 2016-17. (Source: Scout.com)

Auburn Tigers

2015-16 Record: 11-20 (5-13 in SEC; 13th)
Key Returnees: Horace Spencer, Bryce Brown, T.J. Dunans, TJ Lang
Key Departures: Kareem Canty, Tyler Harris, Cinmeon Bowers, Tahj Shamsid-Deen
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Top Five Transfers Eligible for the 2017-18 Season (So Far)

Guard Adonys Henriquez is trading in the gold and black of the UCF Knights for the blue and white of the Saint Louis Billikens.
Guard Adonys Henriquez is trading in the gold and black of the UCF Knights for the blue and white of the Saint Louis Billikens.

Each year, the number of the players on the transfer market is larger than the year before. Following the 2015-16 season, the list has continued to grow, even over a month after the Villanova Wildcatswere crowned the NCAA Champions.

Following the 2014-15 season, the transfer list ballooned to over 700 names. This year, things appear to be on their way past last year’s mark.

With the ever-increasing number of players on the list, it’s tough to keep track of who’s going where for the remainder of their careers. Some players are immediately eligible as graduate transfers, while others have to sit out a year due to transfer regulations, and it’s often tough to figure out who is in which category.

Below, we have listed our top five transfer players who have to sit out a year before suiting up for their new team for the 2017-18 season. The list is based off of the players who have committed so far, and will likely change as more players make their decisions.

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Bethune-Cookman Forward LaRon Smith Transfers to Auburn

LaRon Smith, formerly of the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats, announced on Monday that he was transferring to Auburn, giving the Tigers their second graduate transfer in the off-season leading up to the 2016-17 season.
LaRon Smith (3), formerly of the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats, announced on Monday that he was transferring to Auburn, giving the Tigers their second graduate transfer in the off-season leading up to the 2016-17 season.

Bruce Pearl and the Auburn Tigers failed to live up to expectations in the 2015-16 season in the SEC. There was a high level of optimism surrounding the program, but they were never able to live to the expectations.

Kareem Canty, who transferred to Auburn after an impressive freshman campaign with the Marshall Thundering Herd back in 2013-14, didn’t pan out with the program. He was suspended from the team and then declared for the 2016 NBA Draft early, ending his collegiate eligibility.

Heading towards the 2016-17 season, Pearl and the Tigers were looking to add some pieces that could either help them immediately, or in the future.

On Monday, they gained a commitment from a graduate transfer who can bolster their front court this season.

Forward LaRon Smith transferred from the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats following the 2015-16 season, committed to play for Auburn next season. Continue reading Bethune-Cookman Forward LaRon Smith Transfers to Auburn

RECAP: Hawaii Fights Back to Knock off Auburn for 3rd Place in the Diamond Head Classic

Roderick Bobbitt scored 30 points to lead Hawaii to a comeback win over Auburn in the 3rd-place of the Diamond Head Classic, 79-67.
Roderick Bobbitt scored 30 points to lead Hawaii to a comeback win over Auburn in the 3rd-place of the Diamond Head Classic, 79-67.

Playing in front of your home crowd in any instance gives a team an initial advantage. When you play in front of your home crowd in a three-game tournament, the odds are on your side to make a statement. On Friday evening, the Hawaii Warriors had that opportunity, as they took on the Auburn Tigers in the third-place game of the 2015 Diamond Head Classic.

The Warriors knocked off the Northern Iowa Panthers in their tournament opener, and gave the Oklahoma Sooners a serious run for their money in their semi-finals loss. They were looking to send their fans home with an extra Christmas present, in the form of a win over a power conference opponent.

While the final score was a double-digit margin of victory, the contest was the true definition of back-and-forth. The teams swapped big leads in the second half, and the final outcome was decided in the final 3 minutes of the game.

In the end, the Hawaii Warriors used timely free throw shooting down the stretch to take down the Auburn Tigers, 79-67. Continue reading RECAP: Hawaii Fights Back to Knock off Auburn for 3rd Place in the Diamond Head Classic

RECAP: Harvard Advances to Finals of Diamond Head Classic with 69-51 Win over Auburn

Freshman guard Corey Johnson scored a team-high 14 point, and 5 different players reached double-figures for the Crimson as Harvard cruised to the 69-51 win over Auburn in the semi-finals of the Diamond Head Classic. (Source: Harvard Magazine)
Freshman guard Corey Johnson scored a team-high 14 point, and 5 different players reached double-figures for the Crimson as Harvard cruised to the 69-51 win over Auburn in the semi-finals of the Diamond Head Classic. (Source: Harvard Magazine)

Before the 2015-16 season even started, the Harvard Crimson found themselves with their backs against the wall. It was announced that Siyani Chambers would miss the entire season due to injury, and the Crimson were without their top offensive threat.

In the early part of the season, it was clear that the Crimson missed their star. They made the trip to Hawaii with a 4-6 record to their name, and haven’t looked like the dominant Crimson team that fans have become accustomed to seeing on a nightly basis.

As it turns out, all they needed to get back on track was a trip to Hawaii and an appearance in the Diamond Head Classic. In their opener, the Crimson took down BYU in a close contest, 85-82. On Tuesday afternoon, they turned their attention to the Auburn Tigers, looking for a spot in the tournament finals on Christmas Day.

The turnaround would continue for the Crimson, and they would never let the Tigers hold a lead as they cruised to the 69-51 victory. Continue reading RECAP: Harvard Advances to Finals of Diamond Head Classic with 69-51 Win over Auburn