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RECAP: North Dakota Closes out Men Against Breast Cancer Classic with 57-55 Win over Cal State Bakersfield

Sophomore forward Conner Avants got a tip-in to fall before the buzzer, capping off a 16-0 run to end the game for the Fighting Hawks, giving North Dakota the 57-55 win over Cal State Bakersfield to close out the Men Against Breast Cancer Classic. (Source: Russell Hons - North Dakota Athletics) (Header Photo: Russell Hons - North Dakota Athletics)
Sophomore forward Conner Avants got a tip-in to fall before the buzzer, capping off a 16-0 run to end the game for the Fighting Hawks, giving North Dakota the 57-55 win over Cal State Bakersfield to close out the Men Against Breast Cancer Classic. (Source: Russell Hons – North Dakota Athletics) (Header Photo: Russell Hons – North Dakota Athletics)

One thing that makes the start of the college basketball season so exciting are all of the early-season tournaments. Fans get to experience match-ups that they don’t usually get to experience, and the level of basketball is superior.

We’re not just talking about the major events with the likes of the Iowa State Cyclones and the Gonzaga Bulldogs (AdvoCare Invitational), or the Champions Classic.

The smaller events provide fans with spectacular match-ups and exciting basketball.

One of those smaller events this season was the Men Against Breast Cancer Classic, taking place inside the Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio.

This year’s field included the host Wright State Raiders, the North Florida Ospreys, the North Dakota Fighting Hawks, and the Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners.

The Fighting Hawks and the Roadrunners squared off on Sunday afternoon to close out the event for both teams. Continue reading RECAP: North Dakota Closes out Men Against Breast Cancer Classic with 57-55 Win over Cal State Bakersfield

College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: Western Athletic Conference

Dedrick Basile was the talk of the town last March when he hit a buzzer-beater t osend the Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners to the NCAA Tournament. (Source: Tom Pennington - Getty Images)
Dedrick Basile was the talk of the town last March when he hit a buzzer-beater t osend the Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners to the NCAA Tournament. (Source: Tom Pennington – Getty Images)

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

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

Dedrick Basile was the talk of the town last March when he hit a buzzer-beater t osend the Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners to the NCAA Tournament. This season, he's one of ten senior guards who will be household names all year long. (Source: Tom Pennington - Getty Images)
Dedrick Basile was the talk of the town last March when he hit a buzzer-beater t osend the Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners to the NCAA Tournament. This season, he’s one of ten senior guards who will be household names all year long. (Source: Tom Pennington – Getty Images)

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 Two