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.
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.
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!
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.