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RECAP: Demetrius McReynolds, Muusa Dama combine for 48; Eastern Illinois drops second straight

Photo courtesy of Jason Howell and Daily Eastern News.

CHARLESTON, Ill. — The struggle for Eastern Illinois continues.

Despite career performances from Demetrius McReynolds and Muusa Dama, the Panthers fell to Austin Peay, 92-84. The Governors shot 54.2% from the field to complete their second consecutive win.

“It’s getting pretty frustrating,” said McReynolds. “At the beginning of the game, they were making everything. [In] the second half, we tried to pick up our defensive intensity but just couldn’t get no stops.”

As Thursday night against Murray State, the Panthers were ready to play. Eastern Illinois produced points on three of its first four possessions to pull ahead, 7-2. Continue reading RECAP: Demetrius McReynolds, Muusa Dama combine for 48; Eastern Illinois drops second straight

RECAP: Wofford Terriers Take Down Austin Peay, 96-77

Fletcher Magee scored 18 points, and was one of five players to score in double figures, and Wofford took down Austin Peay on Thursday night, 96-77.
Fletcher Magee scored 18 points, and was one of five players to score in double figures, and Wofford took down Austin Peay on Thursday night, 96-77.

The Wofford Terriers exploded in the first half, especially from behind the 3-point arc, to notch its first Division I victory of the season in a 96-77 home rout of the Ohio Valley Conference‘s Austin Peay Governors on Thursday evening.

Wofford, bouncing back from a non-conference loss to the TCU Horned Frogs last Saturday, landed nine of 13 3-point attempts in the first half, including four made by Fletcher Magee and three from Jaylen Allen. The Terriers (4-7) also moved the ball well, and thanks to both senior point guard Eric Garcia and reserve Derrick Brooks, recorded an impressive total of 15 assists on 20 made shots.

The Terriers led 55-31 at halftime, and began the second half with a 13-2 scoring run.  Continue reading RECAP: Wofford Terriers Take Down Austin Peay, 96-77

College Court Report Fan-Voted Player of the Week: Josh Robinson, Austin Peay Governors

Josh Robinson was tabbed the College Court Report Fan-Voted Player of the Week after averaging 21.0 points, 4.2 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game, while helping Austin Peay to a 3-1 record.
Josh Robinson was tabbed the College Court Report Fan-Voted Player of the Week after averaging 21.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game, while helping Austin Peay to a 3-1 record.

Last season, the Austin Peay Governors were one of the biggest surprises come NCAA Tournament time.

As the 8-seed, they came away with the Ohio Valley Conference tournament title, punching their ticket to the Big Dance in the process. Senior forward Chris Horton led the way for the Governors.

This season, with Horton having graduated following Austin Peay’s run to the tournament, Josh Robinson has taken on a lead role for the team. With the junior guard leading the way, the Governors have gone 3-2 to start the season.

Over the past seven days, Austin Peay went 3-1 over their four games, three of which were apart of the Tarkett Sports Classic in Oxford, OH.

Austin Peay went 2-1 in the event, thanks in large part to the play of Robinson.

After averaging 21.0 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 4.8 assists per contest, Austin Peay guard Josh Robinson was tabbed by the fans as the College Court Report Fan-Voted Player of the Week for November 14th-20th! Continue reading College Court Report Fan-Voted Player of the Week: Josh Robinson, Austin Peay Governors

College Court Report Three Stars: November 18th, 2016

Josh Robinson put up 31 points in Austin Peay's 77-69 win at home over Northern Kentucky on Friday.
Josh Robinson put up 31 points in Austin Peay’s 77-69 win at home over Northern Kentucky on Friday.

Friday had a little bit of everything in the college basketball world.

From semi-finals of the Gildan Charleston Classic and the Tire Pros Invitational, to the Michigan Wolverines routing the SMU Mustangs to win the 2K Classic at Madison Square Garden, there was plenty of high-quality basketball on display all day long.

In terms of individual performances, Friday was all about the juniors, as several carried their teams to victory.

A pair of juniors and a senior put together stat lines and performances that earned them a spot on the College Court Report Three Stars for November 18th, 2016.
Continue reading College Court Report Three Stars: November 18th, 2016

College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: Ohio Valley

Evan Bradds had the top field goal percentage in the nation last season, and while his numbers are sure to drop slightly, the Belmont Bruins will be the top team in the Ohio Valley Conference due to his talents.
Evan Bradds had the top field goal percentage in the nation last season, and while his numbers are sure to drop slightly, the Belmont Bruins will be the top team in the Ohio Valley Conference due to his talents.

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 Ohio Valley Conference. Continue reading College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: Ohio Valley

CCR Mid-Major Player of the Week: Chris Horton, Austin Peay

Austin Peay big man Chris Horton led the Governors to the Ohio Valley Conference title, and an NCAA Tournament, as an 8-seed. Four wins in four days results in Horton being named this week's CCR Mid-Major Player of the Week!
Austin Peay big man Chris Horton led the Governors to the Ohio Valley Conference title, and an NCAA Tournament, as an 8-seed. Four wins in four days results in Horton being named this week’s CCR Mid-Major Player of the Week!

The Austin Peay Governors were one of the first teams to punch their ticket to the NCAA Tournament this season, completing an improbable run through the Ohio Valley Conference tournament en route to the Big Dance.

As the 8-seed, the Governors were the first team to win the conference tournament as an 8-seed. If they keep playing the way that they did over the past four days, they could be a trendy upset pick in the opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament.

A big reason for their strong play over the last week has been the play of their big man inside.

Senior forward Chris Horton put together an impressive week that could have been even more impressive if it wasn’t for a minor ankle injury that he sustained in the tournament finale.

The 6’8” forward has enjoyed a strong career with Austin Peay, and it all culminates with an NCAA Tournament berth this coming March.

After putting together an impressive four-game stretch, Chris Horton is the CCR Mid-Major Player of the Week for February 29th – March 6th! Continue reading CCR Mid-Major Player of the Week: Chris Horton, Austin Peay