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Coastal Carolina, Wyoming set to do battle in best-of-three series for the CBI crown

Sophomore Justin James is looking to continue his strong play as of late and lead Wyoming to the 2017 CBI title.
CALGARY, Alta. — March Madness is in full swing, and it’s lived up to the hype so far.

Several ‘streaks’ are in jeopardy, like whether or not a Hall of Fame coach will make an appearance in the Final Four. Then, we have the top-seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs, who are looking to snap their own personal drought and make a Final Four appearance for the first time ever.

Following their win over the West Virginia Mountaineers in the Sweet 16, the Bulldogs are now knocking on the door of the Final Four in Houston.

While most people tend to focus solely on the NCAA Tournament, there are two teams who are looking to put an end to their championship droughts in Division I basketball.

On one side, you have a team looking to give the Mountain West Conference back-to-back winners in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) Tournament, and their first tournament title since 1943.

On the flip side, you have a team who is looking for their first-ever post-season tournament title in men’s basketball.

Starting Monday in Conway, SC, there’s a lot on the line for both the Wyoming Cowboys and the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, who square off against one another in a best-of-three series to determine the 2017 CBI champions.

Here’s a look at how both teams got to where they are, and what they need to do to bring home some hardware. Continue reading Coastal Carolina, Wyoming set to do battle in best-of-three series for the CBI crown

RECAP: Wofford Terriers Outlast Coastal Carolina Chanticleers in Tight Battle

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Wofford senior point guard Eric Garcia posted a career-high 23 points as the Terriers escaped from Conway, S.C., with a one-point victory over the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers in a non-conference tilt on Monday evening. (Source: Denver Post)

It was only fitting that Coastal Carolina‘s Artur Labinowicz drained a long 3-pointer at the buzzer against the Wofford Terriers on Monday evening.

The game was a two-hour long shooting festival, a patchwork quilt consisting of run after run, much physicality and an ever-slim margin of error. Labinowicz’s shot would have fit into the madness nearly perfectly if it had forced overtime or won the game.

Unfortunately for the Chanticleers, it did fit into the madness perfectly — because before the heave, Wofford led by four.

Continue reading RECAP: Wofford Terriers Outlast Coastal Carolina Chanticleers in Tight Battle

Thursday Headlines: Auburn Ties SEC Record for Threes in a Game, Another Division I Team Falls to NAIA Opponent, and More

Danjel Purifoy (3) scored a game-high 27 points, and hit five of Auburn's 21 three pointers on Thursday night, and the Tigers' cruised to the 45-point win over Coastal Carolina. (Source: Auburn Athletics)
Danjel Purifoy (3) scored a game-high 27 points, and hit five of Auburn’s 21 three pointers on Thursday night, and the Tigers’ cruised to the 45-point win over Coastal Carolina. (Source: Auburn Athletics)

Thursday was a busy day in the college basketball world, and a sad one for the basketball world, in general.

The legendary Craig Sager passed away at the age of 65, after a lengthy battle with Leukemia. Fans around the world looked back on their fondest memories of Mr. Sager to pay their respects, as the sporting world lost yet another icon in 2016.

Rest in the sweetest peace, Craig Sager.

On Thursday, the college basketball world offered up some top-notch action, even though there were only a handful of games on the slate. No ranked teams were in action on the night, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t any big time performances to talk about.

The Auburn Tigers tied an SEC record for three pointers in a game, en route to a 45-point win, while yet another NAIA team knocked off a Division I opponent in 2016-17.

We’ve got that, and more, in Thursday’s Headlines. Continue reading Thursday Headlines: Auburn Ties SEC Record for Threes in a Game, Another Division I Team Falls to NAIA Opponent, and More

College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: Sun Belt

Kevin Hervey (25) is back and healthy for the UT-Arlington Mavericks, which is bad news for the rest of the Sun Belt Conference.
Kevin Hervey (25) is back and healthy for the UT-Arlington Mavericks, which is bad news for the rest of the Sun Belt Conference.

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

2016-17 Schedules: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers

After a dominant run atop the Big South Conference over the past three years, Cliff Ellis and the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers will be in tough in 2016-17, their first in the Sun Belt Conference. (Source: USA Today Sports)
After a dominant run atop the Big South Conference over the past three years, Cliff Ellis and the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers will be in tough in 2016-17, their first in the Sun Belt Conference. (Source: USA Today Sports)

Over the past three seasons, the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers have been near the top of the Big South Conference, advancing to the NCAA Tournament on back-to-back occasions in 2014 and 2015.

Heading into the 2016-17 season, the Chanticleers are on the move to the Sun Belt Conference, and the rest of the Big South let out a collective sigh of relief.

In their new home, Cliff Ellis and the Chanticleers will look to continue their recent stretch of strong play. But, the Sun Belt will provide a tougher slate of games for Coastal Carolina, who will be transitioning to a new home without some star players from a year ago.

Forwards Badou Diagne and Michel Enanga have both graduated from the program, and both are big losses for the team. However, guard Elijah Wilson will be looking to close out his career at Coastal Carolina with a fourth-straight trip to a post-season tournament.

You can bet Coach Ellis and his staff will have the team more than ready for the rigorous grind of Sun Belt action.
Continue reading 2016-17 Schedules: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers

RECAP: Coastal Carolina Extends Winning Streak to 7 With 72-60 Victory over Radford

Elijah Wilson scored a team-high 19 points, helping to lead Coastal Carolina to the 72-60 win over the Radford Highlanders, extending their winning streak to 7 games in the process. (Source: Associated Press)
Elijah Wilson scored a team-high 19 points, helping to lead Coastal Carolina to the 72-60 win over the Radford Highlanders, extending their winning streak to 7 games in the process. (Source: Associated Press)

The 2015-16 season is the last in the Big South Conference for the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, who will make the move to the Sun Belt Conference for the 2016-17 season and beyond. Coastal Carolina has won back-to-back conference titles, and are looking to complete the hat trick before moving to their new home.

After a sluggish start to conference play, the Chanticleers have started to turn things around. Coming into Saturday afternoon’s tilt with the Radford Highlanders, the Chanticleers had won their previous six outings in a row, and were making a move up the Big South standings.

Back in December, the Chanticleers took down the Highlanders in Conway, SC, and were looking to complete the season sweep in Radford, VA. The Highlanders were looking to get back on the right track, having lost in their previous outing to the Winthrop Eagles.

On Saturday, the Chanticleers would pull away in the second half to complete the season sweep of the Radford Highlanders. Elijah Wilson scored a team-high 19 points, and Coastal Carolina came away with the 72-60 win to push their win streak to a season-high 7 games. Continue reading RECAP: Coastal Carolina Extends Winning Streak to 7 With 72-60 Victory over Radford