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RECAP: Campbell Closes Out Non-Conference Play With 81-72 Win Over Stetson

Chris Clemons hit six free throws in the closing minutes to seal the 81-72 win for Campbell over Stetson on Thursday afternoon. (Source: Campbell Athletics) (Header Photo: Campbell Athletics)
Chris Clemons hit six free throws in the closing minutes to seal the 81-72 win for Campbell over Stetson on Thursday afternoon. (Source: Campbell Athletics) (Header Photo: Campbell Athletics)

Only one team would come away a winner on Thursday afternoon, but one thing is for certain when it comes to both the Campbell Camels and the Stetson Hatters.

The future is very, very bright in both Buies Creek, NC and Deland, FL. Both programs are trending upwards, and they both have the talent to contend in their respective conferences as early as this season.

Thursday marked the end of non-conference play for Campbell, who welcomed the Hatters to Buies Creek for an afternoon matinee before the Christmas break for both programs.

After Stetson took an early lead to open the contest, it was all about Campbell. That was, until the closing minutes, as the Hatters erased their 14-point halftime deficit.

On their floor, the Camels wouldn’t be denied. Timely free throw shooting from Chris Clemons, coupled with three straight misses from the Hatters, allowed for the home side to withstand the push and seal the deal.

It took some extra work down the stretch, but Campbell held on for the 81-72 win over Stetson on Thursday afternoon. Continue reading RECAP: Campbell Closes Out Non-Conference Play With 81-72 Win Over Stetson

RECAP: Tic Price Gets 200th Career Victory in Lamar’s 82-65 Win over Liberty

In Lamar's 82-65 win over Liberty on Monday night, head coach Tic Price now has 200 wins for his career. (Source: Beaumont Enterprise)
In Lamar’s 82-65 win over Liberty on Monday night, head coach Tic Price now has 200 wins for his career. (Source: Beaumont Enterprise)

Last year, the Lamar Cardinals went on the road and scored a 73-58 victory over the Liberty Flames.

On Monday night, the Flames were looking for a little retribution against the Cardinals, but this time, the contest was in Beaumont, TX.

Both the Cardinals and Flames have had their ups and downs in the early part of the 2016-17 season. Lamar entered Monday night having lost four of their last five contests, while Liberty was 0-3 on the road.

Lamar head coach Tic Price was sitting on 199 career head coaching victories, and the Cardinals were looking to get him to the 200 milestone on their home floor.

Behind 22 points from Nick Garth, and a double-double from junior guard Joey Frenchwood, the Cardinals made sure that Price didn’t have to wait any longer to reach the career milestone.

Lamar handed the Flames an 82-65 defeat on Monday night, giving Price his 200th career win in the process. Continue reading RECAP: Tic Price Gets 200th Career Victory in Lamar’s 82-65 Win over Liberty

RECAP: Keon Johnson’s Career-High 38 Points Rally Winthrop Past Illinois

Photo courtesy of Jeff Sochko and The Herald.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Aside from opening weekend, the Winthrop Eagles have lived from their suitcase.

A road trip that began with a victory at Manhattan during ESPN’s College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon ended against the Illinois Fighting Illini on Monday night.

The return journey should be joyous.

In a high-scoring affair, Winthrop’s Keon Johnson posted a career-high 38 points to propel the Eagles to a marquee victory, 84-80. Continue reading RECAP: Keon Johnson’s Career-High 38 Points Rally Winthrop Past Illinois

College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: Big South

Sophomore guard Chris Clemons is already among the conference's elite, and is knocking on the door for Conference Player of the Year in 2016-17. (Source: Campbell Athletics)
Sophomore guard Chris Clemons is already among the conference’s elite, and is knocking on the door for Conference Player of the Year in 2016-17. (Source: Campbell Athletics)

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 Big South Conference. Continue reading College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: Big South

Non-Power Five Guards Who Will Be Household Names in 2016-17: Seniors, Part Three

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Nick Lindner is one of the marquee players in the Patriot League that nobody is talking about. He’s one of ten senior guards from across the country who will become household names by year’s end.
With over 5,200 players slated to play collegiate basketball in Division I this season, there are talented players from coast to coast. Some of them are household names, while there are plenty of players who people haven’t heard of, but are demanding of your attention.

The majority of fans tend to focus on the power five conferences, turning a blind eye to the smaller programs. When you dig deeper, you’ll see that the non-power five schools have players who could just as easily play for a power conference program.

When it comes to senior guards in the NCAA, there are talented players from coast to coast. With so many players, it was nearly impossible to cut the list down to just 10 players without leaving star-calibre players off the list.

So, just like the folks over at The Hoops Column did with their lists of Non-Power Five Guards (Part 1Part 2Part 3) and Forwards (Part 1), we have broken the senior guards up into three parts.

Each will have 10 senior guards who will become household names in 2016-17, along with five others to keep a flag on as the season progresses.

**Note: Justin Robinson burst onto the scene last season, and Quinton Hooker was named the CCR Player of the Year. Both didn’t make the list, as we feel that they are already household names on a much larger scale than some of the other senior guards.** Continue reading Non-Power Five Guards Who Will Be Household Names in 2016-17: Seniors, Part Three

Three Can’t Miss Games for the Lamar Cardinals in 2016-17

The Lamar Cardinals are looking for a bounce-back year in 2016-17, and Nick Garth (left) will be a key factor in the outcome of the season for Coach Price and the rest of the team.
The Lamar Cardinals are looking for a bounce-back year in 2016-17, and Nick Garth (left) will be a key factor in the outcome of the season for Coach Price and the rest of the team.

The 2016-17 season is less than three weeks away, and teams all across the nation are chomping at the bit to get things under way.

One team in particular is the Lamar Cardinals, as they are looking for a rebound year after limping to the finish in 2015-16.

After starting the year at 9-4, optimism started to build around the program and whether or not they could contend for the Southland Conference title with the top teams in the conference. After their win over the Nicholls State Colonels to open conference play, the Cardinals would win just two more games on the year, finishing with a record of 11-19 overall, and 3-15 in conference play.

This season, while the team will still be young, the Cardinals are hoping for a better showing from start to finish. With only two seniors on their roster, inexperience may be an issue, but the talent is there, without question.

Outside of the power conference, the Lamar Cardinals boast one of the top groups of sophomore players in the nation. With Nick GarthJosh Nzeakor, and Dorian Chatman all back for year two, plus a slew of talented additions, there is reason for optimism around the program once more.

Their schedule presents several opportunities for statement wins right from the outset. We took a look at their upcoming schedule and identified three games that you won’t want to miss if you’re a fan of the Cardinals, or just a fan of great basketball.

From power conference foes to rematches from last season, the Cardinals will be looking to seize each and every opportunity that is presented to them.
Continue reading Three Can’t Miss Games for the Lamar Cardinals in 2016-17