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Notre Dame Basketball: Previewing the Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens

Notre Dame vs Ball State Feature
T.J. Gibbs guarding Ball State’s Tayler Persons in Notre Dame’s 80-77 loss to the Cardinals. (Source: The Associated Press)

South Bend, IN. — The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are hitting the road to Delaware to take on the Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens after their last-second, buzzer-beater loss to the Ball State Cardinals on Tuesday.

This game could be seen as a welcome home party for Notre Dame’s Mike Brey, who began his head coaching career in Delaware before starting his tenure in South Bend.

Brey coached the Fightin’ Blue Hens from 1995-2000, going 99-51 in five years, leading them to two NCAA Tournament appearances and two America East Championships.

Delaware is currently 4-5 on the season, losing their most recent game to the Buffalo Bulls, 75-72, and are coached by Martin Ingelsby, who was an assistant coach for the Fighting Irish from 2009-2016.

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Trifecta: Three teams who could steal an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament

Bryce Dulin has emerged as a star for Navy, and his play has the Midshipmen in line to contend for the Patriot League's automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament. (Source: Navy Athletics)
Bryce Dulin has emerged as a star for Navy, and his play has the Midshipmen in line to contend for the Patriot League’s automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament. (Source: Navy Athletics)

CALGARY, Alta. — Conference tournaments officially get underway on Monday, which means the 2017 NCAA Tournament is just around the corner.

Selection Sunday is less than two weeks away, which means it’s also time to get looking at some teams who could be surprise entrants into the field of 68 as conference champions.

Every year, teams get hot down the stretch and ride the positive momentum into the NCAA Tournament, and that will be the case again this season. It’s inevitable.

Cinderellas make their first appearance in the two weeks prior to the Big Dance, rolling to unexpected conference tournament titles as lower seeds and ‘stealing’ a bid from the top teams in their respective conferences. As college basketball fanatics, we love the drama that comes with March.

Some prefer to see the best teams from each conference go to battle in March. But, if teams earn the right to be in the field, we’d much rather see that. Plus, who doesn’t love the underdogs?

This is the first edition of the ‘Trifecta’, where we will focus on groups of three players, teams, or events that will affect March Madness.

Below are three teams who could very well knock off the top teams in their respective conferences, thus earning themselves a coveted spot in the field of 68 that otherwise wouldn’t come their way.
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RECAP: South Florida Never Trails, Stampedes Past Delaware, 81-53

Photo courtesy of USF Athletics and Chris Davis.

TAMPA, Fla. — In a non-conference season that featured losses to Elon, Florida Atlantic, and Northern Illinois, the South Florida Bulls had one final chance to head to American Athletic Conference play over .500.

They had no problem doing so.

Propelled by 59.3 percent shooting in the first half, South Florida quickly ran out to a double-digit lead in route to a dominant 81-53 rout of the Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens. Continue reading RECAP: South Florida Never Trails, Stampedes Past Delaware, 81-53

College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: Colonial Athletic Association

With a slew of talent back for another season, Chris Flemmings and the UNC Wilmington Seahawks are the pre-season favourites in the Colonial Athletic Association.
With a slew of talent back for another season, Chris Flemmings and the UNC Wilmington Seahawks are the pre-season favourites in the Colonial Athletic Association.

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 Colonial Athletic Association. Continue reading College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: Colonial Athletic Association

2016-17 Schedules: James Madison Dukes

With the departure of 2015-16 leading scorer Ron Curry, the James Madison Dukes will look for others to step up and fill the void, including Niagara transfer Ramone Snowden and senior Shakir Brown (top)
With the departure of 2015-16 leading scorer Ron Curry, the James Madison Dukes will look for others to step up and fill the void, including Niagara transfer Ramone Snowden and senior Shakir Brown (top)

James Madison Dukes

2015-16 Record: 21-11 (11-7 in CAA; Tied-3rd)
Key Returnees: Shakir Brown, Dimitrije Cabarkapa, Yohanny Dalembert, Jackson Kent, Tom Vodanovich
Key Departures: Ron Curry
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2016-17 Schedules: College of Charleston Cougars

The College of Charleston Cougars are poised for a big jump in 2016-17, as their top three scorers return from a year ago, including the reigning CAA Rookie of the Year, forward Jarrell Brantley. (Source: CofC Sports)
The College of Charleston Cougars are poised for a big jump in 2016-17, as their top three scorers return from a year ago, including the reigning CAA Rookie of the Year, forward Jarrell Brantley. (Source: CofC Sports)

College of Charleston Cougars

2015-16 Record: 17-14 (8-10 in CAA; 7th)
Key Returnees: Jarrell Brantley, Cameron Johnson, Marquise Pointer, Evan Bailey, Payton Hulsey, Nick Harris
Key Departures: None
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