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College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: Big East

Kris Jenkins famously hit a buzzer-beating three to give Villanova the 77-74 win in the 2016 National Championship over North Carolina, and he'll look to help lead the team back to the finals in 2016-17. (Source: Streeter Lecka - Getty Images)
Kris Jenkins famously hit a buzzer-beating three to give Villanova the 77-74 win in the 2016 National Championship over North Carolina, and he’ll look to help lead the team back to the finals in 2016-17. (Source: Streeter Lecka – Getty Images)

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 Big East Conference. Continue reading College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: Big East

Michigan State, Duke, and North Carolina Headline Phil Knight Invitational to Honour Nike Co-Founder

On Wednesday, the 16-team Phil Knight Invitational was announced, which will take place from November 23-24 and 26-27, 2017 in two Portland arenas.
On Wednesday, the 16-team Phil Knight Invitational was announced, which will take place from November 23-24 and 26, 2017 in two Portland arenas.

Nike has done so much for some of the nation’s leading college basketball programs. Several of the top programs across the country don the infamous Nike Swoosh on their jerseys and apparel, and the marketing done by both sides has been a huge success.

On Wednesday, the NCAA and ESPN Events announced an early-season event that will pay homage to Nike co-founder and chairman, Phil Knight, during the 2017-18 season.

The Phil Knight Invitational will see 16 schools from all across the country, who are all sponsored by Nike, converge on the Portland area for two early-season tournaments in celebration of Knight’s 80th birthday.

Knight turns 80 on February 24th, 2018. Continue reading Michigan State, Duke, and North Carolina Headline Phil Knight Invitational to Honour Nike Co-Founder

Top Five Transfers Who Are Immediately Eligible in 2016-17 (So Far)

Whenever you can add a point guard with power conference experience, you put yourself in a great situation moving forwards. The Iona Gaels did that with the addition of Sam Cassell, Jr.
Whenever you can add a point guard with power conference experience, you put yourself in a great situation moving forwards. The Iona Gaels did that with the addition of Sam Cassell, Jr.
Each year, the number of the players on the transfer market is larger than the year before. Following the 2015-16 season, the list has continued to grow, even over a month after the Villanova Wildcats were crowned the NCAA Champions.

Following the 2014-15 season, the transfer list ballooned to over 700 names. This year, things appear to be on their way past last year’s mark.

With the ever-increasing number of players on the list, it’s tough to keep track of who’s going where for the remainder of their careers. Some players are immediately eligible as graduate transfers, while others have to sit out a year due to transfer regulations, and it’s often tough to figure out who is in which category.

Below, we have listed our top five transfer players who are immediately eligible for the 2016-17 season. The list is based off of the players who have committed so far, and will likely change as more players make their decisions.
Continue reading Top Five Transfers Who Are Immediately Eligible in 2016-17 (So Far)

RECAP: Monmouth Continues Strong Play with Road Win over Georgetown

The Monmouth Hawks have been on quite the roll this season, and Deon Jones recorded 13 points and 9 rebounds to help the Hawks deep their roll going as they knocked off Georgetown, 83-68.
The Monmouth Hawks have been on quite the roll this season, and Deon Jones recorded 13 points and 10 rebounds to help the Hawks keep their roll going as they knocked off Georgetown, 83-68.

In the opening month of the season, the team that has been the talk of the town has been none other than the Monmouth Hawks. The Hawks have taken the collegiate basketball world by storm this season, with their strong play on the court and their equally strong bench celebrations.

The Hawks have already taken down the UCLA Bruins, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, the USC Trojans, and lost a 3-point game to the Dayton Flyers. Monmouth has been electric this season, and they were hoping to continue their strong play with a big road game on Tuesday night.

Their opponent? The high-powered Georgetown Hoyas. Georgetown has the look of a team who can contend in the Big East this season, and have a big win over rival Syracuse under their belts already this season.

However, once the Hawks get rolling, it’s tough to slow their momentum. Monmouth was able to race out to an early lead, and they used that momentum to carry them down the stretch and they added another marquee win to their resume.

The Hawks scored the 83-68 road win over Georgetown on Tuesday night. Continue reading RECAP: Monmouth Continues Strong Play with Road Win over Georgetown

Georgetown Hoyas Use Big First Half to Cruise Past Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks, 68-49

Ryan Andino scored a season-high 16 points on Tuesday night, but it wasn't enough as the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks opened up their seven-game road trip with a 69-49 loss to the Georgetown Hoyas.
Ryan Andino scored a season-high 16 points on Tuesday night, but it wasn’t enough as the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks opened up their seven-game road trip with a 68-49 loss to the Georgetown Hoyas.

Tuesday night provided a big opportunity for two teams who haven’t lived up to expectations to start the 2015-16 season. The Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks, who were coming off an 18-win season a year ago, were just 1-4 on the season. While they were coming off their first win of the season, a 70-57 decision over Saint Francis (PA), there’s still plenty of room for improvement.

The Hawks had a marquee opportunity to pull off an upset win on Tuesday, as they kicked off a seven-game road trip with a game against the Georgetown Hoyas. The Hoyas were just 2-3 on the season, but were coming off a 30-point win over Bryant their last time out.

Georgetown entered Tuesday as 25-point favourites over the Hawks, so the deck was stacked against Maryland-Eastern Shore. Playing on the road against a power conference team like Georgetown is never an easy task, but the Hawks looked to put together a strong performance.

Inside the Verizon Center, the Hoyas got a game-high 30 points from D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera, and they capitalized on a sluggish first half by the Hawks to cruise to the 68-49 victory. Continue reading Georgetown Hoyas Use Big First Half to Cruise Past Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks, 68-49

Preview: Maryland-Eastern Shore Opens Up 7-Game Road Trip at Georgetown

After ending their four-game losing streak with a win over Saint Francis (PA), Devin Martin and the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks embark on a seven-game road trip that will kick off with a game against the Georgetown Hoyas on December 1st.
After ending their four-game losing streak with a win over Saint Francis (PA), Devin Martin and the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks embark on a seven-game road trip that will kick off with a game against the Georgetown Hoyas on December 1st.

The 2015-16 season hasn’t started out as planned for both the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks and the Georgetown Hoyas as they enter the month of December.

Georgetown has started the season with a 2-3 record, while the Hawks have started at 1-4. Both teams entered the season with some hype surrounding the program, as the Hoyas had their star guard back for another season and the Hawks were coming off one of the best seasons in program history. While the month of November wasn’t the best start for either program, there is still plenty of time in 2015-16 to turn things around.

To open the month of December, the Hawks will pay a visit to Washington, D.C and take on the Hoyas inside the Verizon Center. The contest will provide both teams with a great opportunity to get things back on track this season as they quickly approach the daily grind of conference play. Continue reading Preview: Maryland-Eastern Shore Opens Up 7-Game Road Trip at Georgetown