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CCR Awards: Freshman of the Year Watch List

Eastern Michigan's James Thompson IV is the top mid-major player on the first edition of the CCR Freshman of the Year Watch List, and is one of 5 mid-majors in the top 10. Where does he rank in comparison to the others?
Eastern Michigan’s James Thompson IV is the top mid-major player on the first edition of the CCR Freshman of the Year Watch List, and is one of four mid-major players in the top 10. Where does he rank in comparison to the others?

Calendars are about to switch over to February, and the stretch run is about to kick in for every team in the country. The push for conference titles and post-season berths will be kicked into high gear, and players will bring their best efforts to the hardwood night in and night out.

With the end of the season near, it’s time to think about individual awards in the NCAA. Starting at the end of February, we will be opening the fan-voting for the 2nd Annual Fan-Voted All-American awards.

But, we also hand out our own hardware here at College Court Report. With that, it’s time to put out some watch lists to give you an idea of where we are leaning in terms of overall awards. Each day of the week, we will update a different Watch List for different awards.

Here is the first edition of the Freshman of the Year Watch List. Overall, four of the ten players are from mid-major programs, while there’s no surprise as to who is #1 to kick off award season here at College Court Report.

Take a scroll down to see who cracks the Top 10 in the first edition of CCR Freshman of the Year Watch List, to be updated every Thursday. Continue reading CCR Awards: Freshman of the Year Watch List

CCR Game Day: Florida State Heads to Raleigh for ACC Match-Up Against NC State

Dwayne Bacon leads a talented, yet underachieving, Florida State team into Raleigh to take on the NC State Wolfpack, and both teams are looking for their first ACC win of the year. Which team will come away with the win?
Dwayne Bacon leads a talented, yet underachieving, Florida State team into Raleigh to take on the NC State Wolfpack, and both teams are looking for their first ACC win of the year. Which team will come away with the win?

One thing that can separate a team on the bubble from others in advance of the NCAA Tournament is a strong conference record. Tonight, two bubble teams in the ACC look for their first conference win of the season, as the Florida State Seminoles (10-5, 0-3) and the NC State Wolfpack (10-6, 0-3) look to get back on the right track and bolster their tournament resumes in the process.

Maverick B. previews tonight’s game by looking at several key areas, including some projected starting lineups, top 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.

Tonight’s game can be seen on ESPN3 with tip-off at 9:00pm ET! Scroll on down to take a look at College Court Report’s official Florida State vs NC State preview.

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2016 Wayman Tisdale Award Watch-List — Bennett and Maverick’s Candidates

Canadian guard Jamal Murray is having himself a strong freshman campaign at Kentucky. Where does he come in on our Freshman of the Year watch lists? (Source: TSN)
Canadian guard Jamal Murray is having himself a strong freshman campaign at Kentucky. Where does he come in on our Freshman of the Year watch lists? (Source: TSN)

The Wayman Tisdale Freshman of the Year is a prestigious award for one select NCAA Men’s Basketball player each year.

Here at College Court Report, we are following the award closely, and will be releasing a bi-monthly watch list for the award.

In our first watch list,  College Court Report’s own Bennett and Maverick each offer their Top 5 Candidates and a honourable mention .

Bennett currently ranks LSU forward Ben Simmons as his #1 freshman in the nation, while Maverick has Duke wing Brandon Ingram holds down the #1 spot on his list.

Take a look to see our first official candidate watch list. In typical CCR fashion, it includes a bit of Canadian flare!

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CCR Top Three Individual Performances in College Basketball for November 17th

On Tuesday night, in the culminating game for both the ESPN 24-Hour Tip-Off Marathon and the 2015 State Farm Champions Classic, Denzel Valentine recorded a triple-double of 29 points, 12 rebounds, and 12 assists to lead Michigan State to a comeback win over Kansas.
On Tuesday night, in the culminating game for both the ESPN 24-Hour Tip-Off Marathon and the 2015 State Farm Champions Classic, Denzel Valentine recorded a triple-double of 29 points, 12 rebounds, and 12 assists to lead Michigan State to a comeback win over Kansas.

The 2015-16 college basketball regular season is in full swing, and what a start to the season we’ve had. Tuesday marked the end of one of the best events during the regular season: the ESPN 24-Hour Tip-Off Marathon! With games literally taking place all day long, there were plenty of big games on tap for your viewing pleasure, and we saw some big performances in the process. It also brought us the 2015 State Farm Champions Classic, which saw Michigan State take on Kansas, and Kentucky battle Duke.

Each day, we will hand out some awards for the top three individual performances from the night before. The first Tuesday of the year brought exciting finishes, upset losses, overtime thrillers, and its fair share of big performances as some teams were looking for their first win of the campaign.

Here are the top three individual performances for Tuesday, November 17th! Continue reading CCR Top Three Individual Performances in College Basketball for November 17th