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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 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

RECAP: Chattanooga Holds off East Tennessee State to Win Southern Conference Title

Justin Tuoyo (#2) and the Chattanooga Mocs fought their way past the East Tennessee State Buccaneers on Monday night, 73-67, to punch their ticket to the NCAA Tournament. (Photos: Times Free Press)
Justin Tuoyo (#2) and the Chattanooga Mocs fought their way past the East Tennessee State Buccaneers on Monday night, 73-67, to punch their ticket to the NCAA Tournament. (Photos: Times Free Press)

So far in the 2016 post-season, the top seeds haven’t fared well in the conference tournaments. On Monday night, the Chattanooga Mocs were out to make sure the same thing didn’t happen to them.

The top seed in the Southern Conference was the top team in the conference all season long, and while they only finished a game ahead of their opponent in the tournament final, there wasn’t any doubt as to who the team to beat was.

Chattanooga was matched up against the East Tennessee State Buccaneers in the conference final, and fans in Asheville, NC were excited to see the top two teams in the SoCon meet once more. The Buccaneers were a trendy pick to be in the finals this season, and they lived up to the hype.

Both teams struggled out of the gate, but the Mocs took a sizeable lead into the locker room after the opening 20 minutes. The Buccaneers continued to fight back in the second half, and knocked on the door of the lead on several occasions, but the Mocs never trailed in the final 20 minutes of the contest.

Chattanooga held off a feisty East Tennessee State team in the second half, 73-67, to gain a little retribution for other fallen 1-seeds and punch their ticket to the Big Dance. Continue reading RECAP: Chattanooga Holds off East Tennessee State to Win Southern Conference Title

Previewing the ESPN 24-Hour Tip-Off Marathon

Grayson Allen, Marshall Plumlee, and the Duke Blue Devils take on Kentucky as a part of the State Farm Champions Classic and the 24-Hour Tip-Off Marathon on ESPN Tuesday night.
Grayson Allen, Marshall Plumlee, and the Duke Blue Devils take on Kentucky as a part of the State Farm Champions Classic and the 24-Hour Tip-Off Marathon on ESPN Tuesday night.

The 2015-16 college basketball regular season is in full-swing, and what a weekend it was. Upsets were scattered about, mixed in with record-breaking performances from some of the nation’s best programs.

After the first weekend is in the books, basketball fans from across the nation get geared up for a full 24 hours of top-notch college basketball action, in the form of the ESPN 24-Hour Tip-Off Marathon. From Monday, November 16th at 5:30pm until Tuesday, November 17th at 10:00pm, there are basketball games all throughout. Yes, that means even in the wee hours of the morning, there are basketball games (we see you, Nevada and Hawaii).

The event brings together a handful of the country’s best games over that time frame and all of the games are showcased on ESPN networks. To get you ready for this year’s festivities, we have previewed all of the games for you in one convenient location.

Take a scroll down to read a bit about each game that will take place over the 2015 ESPN 24-Hour Tip-Off Marathon. Grab some caffeine, get comfortable, and get ready for a crazy 24 hours. Continue reading Previewing the ESPN 24-Hour Tip-Off Marathon