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RECAP: Big second half propels Wofford past Chattanooga, into semifinals of Southern Conference tournament

Eric Garcia went for 18 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 steals in Wofford's 79-67 win over Chattanooga in the quarter-finals of the Southern Conference tournament on Saturday afternoon.
Eric Garcia went for 18 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 steals in Wofford’s 79-67 win over Chattanooga in the quarter-finals of the Southern Conference tournament on Saturday afternoon.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — College basketball is a game of two halves. On Saturday afternoon, the Wofford Terriers proved that to be true.

In their quarter-finals match-up with the Chattanooga Mocs in the Southern Conference tournament in Asheville, N.C., the Terriers broke free in the second half, coming away with a 12-point victory over the Mocs, 79-67.

Both teams limped into the post-season, of sorts. Wofford fell in their regular season finale to the Furman Paladins. But, they had won their previous two contest.

The Mocs, on the other hand, struggled mightily at the end of conference play. Riddled by injuries to key players down the stretch, Chattanooga came into the conference tournament riding a four-game losing streak.  Continue reading RECAP: Big second half propels Wofford past Chattanooga, into semifinals of Southern Conference tournament

RECAP: Arkansas State Holds on in Second Half to Knock Off Chattanooga, 73-67

First-year head coach Grant McCasland has led the Arkansas State Red Wolves to a 4-1 record to open the 2016-17 season. (Source: Mitchell Layton - Arkansas State Athletics)
First-year head coach Grant McCasland has led the Arkansas State Red Wolves to a 4-1 record to open the 2016-17 season. (Source: Mitchell Layton – Arkansas State Athletics) (Header: Arkansas State Athletics)

Playing four games in a span of seven days, including three over a four-day stretch, is gruelling for any team to endure. Coming away with a 2-2 record would be a satisfactory outcome, but a winning record would be ideal.

Putting together a perfect 4-0 record is the dream scenario, but everyone knows how tough that is, especially for a smaller school.

On Sunday, the Arkansas State Red Wolves were aiming for a perfect 4-0 record on the week.

They were taking on the high-powered Chattanooga Mocs in the finals of the mainland Maui Jim Maui Invitational, hosted inside Christl Arena, the home of the Army West Point Black Knights.

After disposing of the Black Knights on Saturday, Arkansas State turned their attention to the Mocs. Playing their third game in four days, fatigue was to be expected.

However, the Red Wolves came ready to play, seizing control of the game midway through the first half and never looking back.

Chattanooga made things close down the stretch, but Arkansas State wouldn’t be denied. The Red Wolves held on for the 73-67 win over the Mocs, completing a perfect 4-0 week. Continue reading RECAP: Arkansas State Holds on in Second Half to Knock Off Chattanooga, 73-67

Wesner’s Four-Point Play: Mid-Majors

College basketball is back!

For the last seven months, the nation has yearned for another chapter of upsets, buzzer-beaters, and busted brackets. The time has finally come.

Over the course of the season, I will highlight the most shocking results while forecasting what big matchups are to come. Don’t know who to watch out for? Is a team a true bracket-buster? Does a certain player have a career in the NBA?

All these questions, and much more, will be answered over the course of the season. Continue reading Wesner’s Four-Point Play: Mid-Majors

College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: Southern Conference

After playing just a handful of games last season, Casey Jones is back and healthy once again, adding another weapon to Chattanooga's already loaded roster.
After playing just a handful of games last season, Casey Jones is back and healthy once again, adding another weapon to Chattanooga’s already loaded roster.

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

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

Top 100 Players in College Basketball for the 2016-17 Season

Kris Jenkins made the final basket in the 2015-16 season, sending VIllanova to the National Championship. With Ryan Arcidiacono gone, Jenkins becomes a big focal point for the Wildcats. Where does he rank in our list of Top 100 Players for the 2016-17 Season?
Kris Jenkins made the final basket in the 2015-16 season, sending Villanova to the National Championship. With Ryan Arcidiacono gone, Jenkins becomes a big focal point for the Wildcats. Where does he rank in our list of Top 100 Players for the 2016-17 Season?
The 2016-17 college basketball season is just around the corner, and the excitement is building with each passing day. More and more teams are releasing their schedules for the upcoming season, and some teams are on their preseason trips around the world.

With the current season in mind, we assembled our list of the Top 100 Players in College Basketball for the 2016-17 Season!

You’ll notice quickly that there are NO freshmen on the list. There’s one simple reason for that: they have yet to play a regular season game at the Division I level. They can’t be the best in college basketball when they haven’t yet played a game for their school.

The following 100 players are the top 100 returning players from across the country. They were evaluated on two fronts: their overall role on their respective team, and their statistical performances over their collegiate career.

Let us know your thoughts on the list, by either leaving a comment or letting us know on Twitter and Facebook!
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