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January 5th Game of the Day: Elon Phoenix at Northeastern Huskies

NCAA BASKETBALL:  NOV 10 Elon at Duke
Senior guard Dmitri Thompson is averaging 15 points over his last three games, all of which have been wins for the Elon Phoenix. (Source: HERO Sports) (Header: Boston Herald)

BOSTON — Traditionally, the college basketball world is rather quieter on Friday nights before the action ramps up on Saturday and Sunday to close out the week.

However, on January 5th, there are several intriguing match-ups that are sure to satisfy fans across the country. Twenty-three games are on tap for Friday night as teams continue their quest for a conference title and a spot in the field of 68 in the 2018 NCAA Tournament.

Several teams from the Colonial Athletic Association are in action, and that’s the direction we went for today’s Game of the Day selection. In Boston, the Northeastern Huskies welcome the Elon Phoenix to town for the first of two regular season meetings between the two schools in 2017-18. The Phoenix are in a tie for first in the conference with a perfect 2-0 record, while the Huskies have split their first two games against CAA opponents.

Last season, the teams split the regular season series at a game apiece, and each team won on the road. Their two games were decided by a combined three points. Elon won their game at Northeastern in January, 51-49, while the Huskies needed double-overtime to pick up their 105-104 win in February.

With that in mind, expect another close game on Friday night. Here’s what you need to know in advance of the first meeting of the season between Elon and Northeastern.
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College Court Report 2017-18 Preseason Awards: Colonial Athletic Association

Tyler Seibring (above) and Brian Dawkins give the Elon Phoenix a formidable duo in the front court. (Source: Elon Men’s Basketball) (Header: Moultrie News)

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.

Heading into the 2017-18 season, there appears to be a changing of the guard in the CAA. Last season, the UNC Wilmington Seahawks took home the conference tournament crown and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. While they will still be in contention this year, there looks to be a new champion.

The College of Charleston Cougars are the clear favourites heading into the season, and they boast a pair of legitimate CAA Player of the Year candidates. If all goes according to plan, and everyone remains healthy, the Cougars will be a tough out all season long.

Scroll down to see who we have tabbed as the Preseason CAA Player of the Year, and who falls where on our All-CAA Teams!

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