BOCA RATON, Fla. — It’s been an eventful off-season for the Florida Atlantic Owls thus far.
Following the 2017-18 season, administration relieved head coach Michael Curry of his duties after four seasons at the helm. Over that time, the Owls amassed a record of just 39-84.
Two weeks after relieving Curry of his duties, the Owls named Dusty May the program’s next head coach, giving him the task of turning around the program and helping to make them a contender in the Conference USA. May spent the last three seasons in the SEC as an assistant coach with the Florida Gators, who made two NCAA Tournament appearances over May’s three years.
It won’t be an easy task to turn around a program, and it’s not going to happen in one year. However, on Thursday, the Owls landed an impact transfer who will add some talent and intrigue to the roster come the 2019-20 season.
Tuesday night’s action had a little bit of everything. From stunning road upsets, to a double-overtime thriller, to a pair of 40-point performances across the country, college basketball fans everywhere were treated to a fantastic night of action.
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.
After a 2-7 start to the season, people were starting to write off the UT-Martin Skyhawks before they gave them a fair shake in 2015-16. Yes, they lost four straight to open the year, and then had another three-game losing streak to their name, but things can turn around in a heartbeat. That is especially true in the college basketball world, and the Skyhawks entered Tuesday afternoon’s tilt riding a four-game winning streak.
They were looking to extend their streak when they went on the road to take on the Florida Atlantic Owls. The Owls entered with a 2-10 record, and were stuck in a five-game losing streak. Florida Atlantic was searching for answers, and they were hoping they could put an end to their streak on Tuesday afternoon against the Skyhawks.