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Transfer Talk: Chris Darrington to Toledo, Plus Several Stars Move to Division I

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Michigan guard Ibi Wagner announced his intentions to transfer from the Wolverines on Thursday night, less than two weeks after appearing in the 2018 National Championship game. (Source: 247 Sports) (Header: Chattanooga Times Free Press)

SARNIA, Ont. — Friday the 13th was a quiet day on the transfer market, as none of the big names committed to new schools for next season and beyond.

With that said, several teams from across the NCAA got better with the moves that did take place over the course of the day. A handful of schools landed commitments from players outside of Division I, while one new head coach in particular landed his first major recruit.

In addition to the commitments, a pair of players announced their intentions to transfer from their respective programs. Late Thursday night, a player that took part in the 2018 National Championship game announced his intentions to transfer, while another who advanced to the Elite Eight transferred on Friday.

Here’s all that you may have missed on the transfer market during the day on Friday. Continue reading Transfer Talk: Chris Darrington to Toledo, Plus Several Stars Move to Division I

Star-Studded Affair Set for the 2018 Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational

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The 2018 Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational will feature four of the nation’s top programs, bringing exciting basketball to Sin City early in 2018-19. (Source: Michigan State Athletics) (Header: Lansing State Journal)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — It’s only fitting that four of the biggest programs in all of college basketball ascend on Sin City for a two-day event.

During the 2018-19 season, that’s exactly what will happen at the 18th annual Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational. The event will take place over Thanksgiving on November 22nd and 23rd at the Orleans Arena. The ‘city that never sleeps’ will give its residents and visitors alike another attraction to enjoy for two days.

On Thursday, the field for the 2018 edition of the event was released, and it will be a star-studded affair to say the least. Four of the nation’s biggest programs will bring their talents to Las Vegas for the event.

The Michigan State Spartans, Texas Longhorns, UCLA Bruins, and North Carolina Tar Heels will all vie for the tournament title when the time rolls around. They will also be looking to bolster their tournament resumes with some quality wins early on in the season.

Here’s an early look at all four teams in the event heading into next season. Continue reading Star-Studded Affair Set for the 2018 Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational

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!

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