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Kansas State, Missouri Headline Field for the 2018 Paradise Jam

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Nick Mayo and the Eastern Kentucky Colonels will be one of eight teams to take part in the 2018 U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam. (Source: Kennebec Journal) (Header: Sports Illustrated)

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands — After disaster struck the U.S. Virgin Islands this past off-season, the 2017 Paradise Jam was moved to Lynchburg, VA, and was hosted by the Liberty Flames.

On Wednesday, the tournament committee announced that the 2018 edition of the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam would indeed return to St. Thomas, and they announced a star-studded field to go along with it.

Eight teams will make their way down to St. Thomas, USVI from Friday, November 16th through to Monday, November 19th. The 2018-19 season marks the 19th running of the tournament. Continue reading Kansas State, Missouri Headline Field for the 2018 Paradise Jam

Iowa State Holds Off Comeback Bid From Maryland Eastern Shore, 55-49

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Freshman Cameron Lard (2) came off the bench to score a team-high 15 points on Wednesday, leading Iowa State past Maryland Eastern Shore, 55-49. (Source: Getty Images) (Header: Sports Illustrated)

AMES, Iowa — Both the Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks and the Iowa State Cyclones came into Wednesday’s tilt short-handed.

The Hawks have been dealing with injuries all season long, and with the recent injury to guard Colen Gaynor, the Hawks were down to just six active scholarship players against the Cyclones. Their freshmen have been thrown into the fire from the get-go this season, and would play a prominent role yet again on Wednesday.

As for the Cyclones, they were down to eight players themselves. Then, graduate transfer Hans Brase suffered an ankle injury in practice on Tuesday, and it was announced shortly before game-time that he wouldn’t be able to go against the Hawks. That left Steve Prohm’s crew with just seven players in uniform.

From start to finish, it was a low scoring affair. The Hawks held Iowa State to their lowest offensive output of the season. It was the third time this season that the Cyclones were held below 60 points, but unlike the previous two times, they managed to come away victorious on Wednesday.

Iowa State took a 17-point lead at half-time, and looked to be in control. But, the Hawks outscored the Cyclones by 11 in the second frame, and made things interesting. When all was said and done, Iowa State held off a late rally from Eastern Shore to notch their ninth straight win by way of a 55-49 decision over the Hawks. Continue reading Iowa State Holds Off Comeback Bid From Maryland Eastern Shore, 55-49

Maryland Eastern Shore Basketball: Previewing the Iowa State Cyclones

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Freshman Lindell Wigginton looks to lead the Iowa State Cyclones to their ninth straight win on Wednesday when the Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks ascend on Ames, IA. (Source: 247 Sports) (Header: Maryland Eastern Shore Athletics)

AMES, Iowa. — Wednesday’s tilt between the visiting Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks and the host Iowa State Cyclones is a battle of two teams going in opposite directions.

Eastern Shore comes into the day having lost their last four games, all of which have come on the road. Wednesday marks the fifth game of a six game trek for the Hawks, which will take them to the Christmas break. On the flip side, the Cyclones have won eight straight games after losing their first two games of the season. They won the 2017 Puerto Rico Tip-Off, which kick-started their winning streak.

The last time the Cyclones and Hawks met was back in 2001. Iowa State cruised to the 77-54 win over the Hawks in Ames, and the Cyclones have won all four previous meetings between the two schools.

Here’s what you need to know in advance of the fifth installment of the series between the Hawks and Cyclones. Continue reading Maryland Eastern Shore Basketball: Previewing the Iowa State Cyclones

Bet On It: Three future bets that could pay off in the 2018 NCAA Tournament

Devonte’ Graham and the Kansas Jayhawks are one of the top teams in the country heading into 2017-18, and have a great chance at cutting down the nets come April.

Every good basketball site needs a college basketball handicapper, and I bring you into the the world of the Big Man on Campus! I am excited to join College Court Report, and add a new feature to the website.

As the exhibition season begins and Midnight Madness’s get going, I thought it necessary to get in a couple futures as we embark on the season. Futures are a great long term investment, and the motto here is simple.. get to the tournament and you never know from there.

Lets take a look at a couple teams I’ll be personally betting on to cut down the nets in April. Some will be long shots, and the goal there will be to hedge our bets for guaranteed profit!

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College Court Report 2017-18 Preseason Awards: Big 12

Alex Robinson (25) and Vladimir Brodziansky (10) will look to lead TCU to a Big 12 crown in 2017-18. (Source: USA Today Sports) (Header: 247 Sports)

CANMORE, Alta. –The 2017-18 season tips off on November 10th, which means the final month without college basketball is finally upon us.

Fans all across the country are gearing up for another exciting college basketball season, and with the recent scandal involving the FBI and several power conference programs across the NCAA, the level of anticipation is through the roof.

Conference preview pieces are starting to circulate from various media outlets, and conferences are hosting their annual media days and announcing their preseason polls and award winners. It’s always interesting to see how coaches and media rank teams in their respective conferences.

With the season right around the corner, we are starting to release our Preseason Player of the Year awards for each conference, along with three All-Conference teams. Picked at random, we will release two sets of awards each day.

Once again in the Big 12, the Kansas Jayhawks look to be the clear favourite in the title picture. However, several other teams return talented roster that will push Bill Self’s crew to the limit come conference play.

Scroll down to see who we have selected as our Big 12 Player of the Year, and who cracks our Preseason All-Big 12 teams!

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Notre Dame Stays Out of the Fire and Lands Four-Star Power Forward Nate Laszewski

Notre Dame landed a commitment from Class of 2018 power forward Nate Laszewski, who will bolster a young front court with the departure of Colson and others after the ’17-18 campaign.

South Bend, IN. — A lot has happened in the world of college basketball in the last 72 hours, and the season hasn’t even started.

On Tuesday, the FBI announced that 10 people, consisting of assistant coaches, agents, shoe brand executives etc., have been charged with fraud and corruption involving the recruitment of student athletes.

Players have de-committed, coaches have been arrested and fired, but for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, they managed to stay away from the fire and instead, added a key piece to their recruiting class of 2018.

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