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RECAP: North Dakota routs Idaho for 12th straight conference win at home, 88-65

Carson Shanks came off the bench to record 11 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 blocks as North Dakota rolled to the 88-65 win over Idaho on Saturday. (Source: Russell Hons - North Dakota Men's Basketball)
Carson Shanks came off the bench to record 11 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 blocks as North Dakota rolled to the 88-65 win over Idaho on Saturday. (Source: Russell Hons – North Dakota Men’s Basketball)

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The Betty Engelstad Sioux Center is one tough place to play. Just ask the rest of the Big Sky Conference.

Coming into Saturday’s tilt with the Idaho Vandals, the North Dakota Fighting Hawks had won 11 straight conference games on their home floor. While they were looking to keep their streak going, they were also looking to remain in second place by themselves in the conference standings.

Fresh off a win over the Eastern Washington Eagles in their last outing, the Fighting Hawks held a one-game lead over the Eagles for second spot in the Big Sky.

Saturday was the only meeting of the year between the Vandals and the Fighting Hawks, and both were looking for another quality win to give themselves some extra momentum as March quickly approaches.

The game was tight for the first five minutes, but the North Dakota started to take over. A 22-5 run opened things up for the Fighting Hawks, who held a 13-point lead after the first half. They quickly extended their lead to 20 points early in the second half, and the Vandals were unable to mount any sort of comeback the rest of the way.

Geno Crandall scored a game-high 22 points in just 22 minutes of action, and North Dakota rolled past Idaho, 88-65. Continue reading RECAP: North Dakota routs Idaho for 12th straight conference win at home, 88-65

College Court Report Fan-Voted Player of the Week: Victor Sanders, Idaho Vandals

After a 40-point performance this past week, Idaho junior Victor Sanders was selected by the fans as the College Court Report Fan-Voted Player of the Week for Jan. 30 - Feb. 5, 2017. (Source: Mark J. Terrill - Associated Press)
After a 40-point performance this past week, Idaho junior Victor Sanders was selected by the fans as the College Court Report Fan-Voted Player of the Week for Jan. 30 – Feb. 5, 2017. (Source: Mark J. Terrill – Associated Press)

CALGARY, Alb. — Even without the services of Perrion Callandret, who has only played in a pair of games this season, the Idaho Vandals have quietly become one of the top contenders in the Big Sky Conference.

Following this past week’s performances, which saw them win a pair of games on their home floor, the Vandals are in fourth spot in the conference standings at 7-4, and sit 2.5 games behind the conference leading Weber State Wildcats.

The Vandals are arguably the hottest team in the conference right now, having won three straight games, and six of their last seven overall. Five of their six wins have been by double-figures, and Idaho is a perfect 4-0 on their home floor over those seven games.

A big reason for their hot play as of late? The play of Victor Sanders.

The junior out of Portland, OR has been one of the conference’s best players all season long, and he’s having himself quite the career at Idaho. On Saturday, Sanders eclipsed the 1,000-point mark for his career, and he sits at 1,016 points for his career.

After a big week that saw him record at least 31 points in two games this past week, Victor Sanders was selected by the fans as the College Court Report Fan-Voted Player of the Week for the week of January 30 – February 5, 2017!

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College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: Big Sky

Quinton Hooker is the reigning College Court Report Player of the Year, and will look to build off of his 20.1 point per game average from a season ago. (Source: North Dakota Athletics)
Quinton Hooker is the reigning College Court Report Player of the Year, and will look to build off of his 20.1 point per game average from a season ago. (Source: North Dakota Athletics)

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

CCR Top Three Individual Performances in College Basketball for December 10th

Tim Coleman recorded a double-double of 27 points and 12 rebounds on Thursday night to lead N.J.I.T. to a 92-86 overtime win over St. Francis (NY).
Tim Coleman recorded a double-double of 27 points and 12 rebounds on Thursday night to lead N.J.I.T. to a 92-86 overtime win over St. Francis (NY).

The 2015-16 college basketball regular season is in full swing, and what a season it has been already. Night in and night out, any team is truly capable of knocking off anyone, making the season that much more exciting. Upsets have been aplenty this season, and more are bound to come over the course of the 2015-16 season.

Each day, we will hand out some awards for the top three individual performances from the night before. They could be freshmen or experienced seniors, and they could come from the smallest mid-major programs or the top teams in the country. Each night, there are big performances that are critical for their respective teams.

Here are the top three individual performances for Thursday, December 10th! Continue reading CCR Top Three Individual Performances in College Basketball for December 10th