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RECAP: B.J. Taylor returns; UCF struggles past East Carolina, 48-45

Photo courtesy of UCF Athletics.

ORLANDO, Fla. — For the first time in a month, UCF superstar B.J. Taylor was back on the court.

No surprise, the Knights won. Though, it was anything but pretty.

Taylor, with a taped up right hand, scored 19 points in a 48-45 win over East Carolina. Pirates’ guard B.J. Tyson missed a game-tying three-pointer at the horn.

“He picked a great night to have one of his best performances,” UCF head coach Johnny Dawkins said of Taylor. “He stepped up for us.” Continue reading RECAP: B.J. Taylor returns; UCF struggles past East Carolina, 48-45

RECAP: East Carolina Cruises Past Stetson Behind Double-Doubles from Washington, Barkley

With Sunday's win, Jeff Lebo is tied with Tom Quinn (1966-74) for the most head coaching wins in program history, at 102. (Source: 247 Sports)
With Sunday’s win, Jeff Lebo is tied with Tom Quinn (1966-74) for the most head coaching wins in program history, at 102. (Source: 247 Sports)

It’s amazing what the addition of a big man can do for a program. In 2016-17, the East Carolina Pirates are discovering just that.

Andre Washington, who stands at 7’1”, and is the tallest player in Pirates’ history, transferred to East Carolina from the Wake Forest Demon Deacons following the 2015-16 season, is starting to find his groove with his new team.

Last time out, Washington recorded 12 points and 8 rebounds in East Carolina’s loss to the Charlotte 49ers. On Sunday, he showed everyone what he is capable of.

In the campus opener of the Savannah Invitational against the Stetson Hatters, Washington recorded a double-double of 21 points and 12 rebounds to help lead the Pirates to the 73-50 victory. Continue reading RECAP: East Carolina Cruises Past Stetson Behind Double-Doubles from Washington, Barkley

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

The race for Player of the Year in the AAC will likely come down to Cincinnati's Troy Caupain and Memphis' Dedric Lawson. (Source: USA Today Sports)
The race for Player of the Year in the AAC will likely come down to Cincinnati’s Troy Caupain and Memphis’ Dedric Lawson. (Source: USA Today Sports)

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

CCR Game Day: Tulsa Golden Hurricane (11-6) @ East Carolina Pirates (8-10)

James Woodard will look to lead the Tulsa Golden Hurricane to another conference win on Tuesday night, while the East Carolina Pirates will look to put an end to their slide.
James Woodard will look to lead the Tulsa Golden Hurricane to another conference win on Tuesday night, while the East Carolina Pirates will look to put an end to their slide.

At this point last season, the East Carolina Pirates were 8-10 overall, and 1-4 in AAC play, and suffered a 66-64 loss to the Tulsa Golden Hurricane after falling 77-54 to the SMU Mustangs.

Fast forward one year, the Pirates enter Tuesday with an 8-10 record overall, and are 0-5 in conference play, and are coming off a 79-55 loss to SMU two games ago.

Maverick B. previews tonight’s game by looking at several key areas, including some projected starting lineups, factors to that improve each team’s chances, and some background information on both teams and coaches that could be a big factor in tonight’s contest.

Today’s game can be seen on ESPNNews with tip-off at 7:00pm ET! Scroll on down to take a look at College Court Report’s official Tulsa @ East Carolina preview!

Continue reading CCR Game Day: Tulsa Golden Hurricane (11-6) @ East Carolina Pirates (8-10)

CCR Game Day: #10 SMU Mustangs (15-0) vs East Carolina Pirates (8-8)

Nic Moore and the SMU Mustangs will put their perfect record on the line on Wednesday night when they take on the East Carolina Pirates.
Nic Moore and the SMU Mustangs will put their perfect record on the line on Wednesday night when they take on the East Carolina Pirates.

The nationally-ranked SMU Mustangs (15-0) will put their undefeated season on the line again tonight against the East Carolina Pirates in a big American Athletic Conference showdown.

The Mustangs are coming off an 88-73 victory over the Central Florida Knights in their last outing. As for the Pirates, they are coming off a 78-60 loss to the Temple Owls on Saturday.

Maverick B. previews tonight’s game by looking at several key areas, including some projected starting lineups, role player match-ups to watch, and some background information on both teams and coaches that could be a big factor in tonight’s contest.

The game can be seen on ESPNNews tonight at 6:15pm ET! Scroll on down to take a look at College Court Report’s official SMU vs East Carolina preview.

Continue reading CCR Game Day: #10 SMU Mustangs (15-0) vs East Carolina Pirates (8-8)