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2017-18 MTE and Neutral Site Showcase Preview Series: Hy-Vee Classic

Reed Timmer and the Drake Bulldogs will take on the Iowa Hawkeyes as a part of the 2017 Hy-Vee Classic on December 17th inside the Wells Fargo Arena.

CALGARY, Alta. — The 2017-18 season is just around the corner, and while there’s a debate on Twitter as to when the season actually starts, it can’t get here soon enough.

Schedules are being released with each passing weekday, and many of them feature early-season tournaments and multi-team events all throughout non-conference play. According to Chris Dobbertean and Blogging the Bracket, there are over 30 multi-team tournaments, and another handful of neutral site showcases and non-exempt events.

So, with the season coming up, we thought we would go through and preview all of the early-season tournaments, the non-exempt tournaments, and a wide array of the neutral site showcase events. In total, we will preview 75 different events over the course of the next 75 days, culminating on opening day.

We selected the events at random, and have broken some up into two pieces, like the Phil Knight Invitational, since there are two separate brackets.

Today, we take a look at the 2017 Hy-Vee Classic. Continue reading 2017-18 MTE and Neutral Site Showcase Preview Series: Hy-Vee Classic

Former Old Dominion forward Zoran Talley commits to Iowa State

Iowa State picked up their fourth graduate transfer of the off-season on Thursday, in the form of former Old Dominion forward Zoran Talley.

AMES, Iowa — The likes of the Nevada Wolfpack and the Kansas Jayhawks have left their mark on the transfer market this season, and have both been referred to as ‘Transfer U‘ by their respective fan bases.

If they’re known as Transfer U, then the Iowa State Cyclones should be known as ‘Grad Transfer U.’

For the 2017-18 season, the Cyclones had already added a trio of experienced players to their roster. Marial ShayokJeff Beverly, and Hans Brase have all committed to Steve Prohm and Iowa State. The trio will look to help a younger Iowa State team contend in the Big 12.

On Thursday, they added themselves yet another veteran who can help the team right away.

Iowa State announced the addition of forward Zoran Talley, who previously played two seasons in the Conference USA for the Old Dominion Monarchs. Continue reading Former Old Dominion forward Zoran Talley commits to Iowa State

RECAP: Notre Dame Ends Miami’s 21 Game Home Win Streak; Become 4-0 In League Play

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For the first time in program history, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 4-0 in conference play after ending the Miami Hurricanes 21 home game win streak, beating them 67-62.

This was the 21st meeting between the Irish and the Hurricanes with the Irish now leading the all time series 11-10. Notre Dame had lost both meetings with the Hurricanes last year, losing by nine the first game and 18 points the second.

Miami has had an okay start to the season as they are now 11-4, losing to Syracuse, Iowa State, Florida and now Notre Dame with their most notable wins coming from Stanford and North Carolina State.

Regardless of their win-loss record, Miami possessed a dangerous and athletic roster capable of ending Notre Dame’s streak.

“They’re really physical drivers” said head coach Mike Brey, “they’re athletic and long”.

After three straight home wins against Pittsburgh, Louisville and Clemson, Notre Dame possessed lots of momentum entering this game and looked to find their offensive spark early.

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College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: Big 12

Frank Mason III and the Kansas Jayhawks will be going for their 13th straight Big 12 title in 2016-17.
Frank Mason III and the Kansas Jayhawks will be going for their 13th straight Big 12 title in 2016-17.

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 12 Conference. Continue reading College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: Big 12

Top 100 Players in College Basketball for the 2016-17 Season

Kris Jenkins made the final basket in the 2015-16 season, sending VIllanova to the National Championship. With Ryan Arcidiacono gone, Jenkins becomes a big focal point for the Wildcats. Where does he rank in our list of Top 100 Players for the 2016-17 Season?
Kris Jenkins made the final basket in the 2015-16 season, sending Villanova to the National Championship. With Ryan Arcidiacono gone, Jenkins becomes a big focal point for the Wildcats. Where does he rank in our list of Top 100 Players for the 2016-17 Season?
The 2016-17 college basketball season is just around the corner, and the excitement is building with each passing day. More and more teams are releasing their schedules for the upcoming season, and some teams are on their preseason trips around the world.

With the current season in mind, we assembled our list of the Top 100 Players in College Basketball for the 2016-17 Season!

You’ll notice quickly that there are NO freshmen on the list. There’s one simple reason for that: they have yet to play a regular season game at the Division I level. They can’t be the best in college basketball when they haven’t yet played a game for their school.

The following 100 players are the top 100 returning players from across the country. They were evaluated on two fronts: their overall role on their respective team, and their statistical performances over their collegiate career.

Let us know your thoughts on the list, by either leaving a comment or letting us know on Twitter and Facebook!
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2016-17 Schedules: Iowa State Cyclones

After playing alongside the likes of Georges Niang and Abdel Nader, senior guard Matt Thomas is ready to step into a bigger role and help lead the Iowa State Cyclones in 2016-17.
After playing alongside the likes of Georges Niang and Abdel Nader, senior guard Matt Thomas is ready to step into a bigger role and help lead the Iowa State Cyclones in 2016-17.

Following the 2015-16 season, the Iowa State Cyclones said their goodbyes to arguably their top three players. Georges NiangAbdel Nader, and Jameel McKay all graduated, leaving Head Coach Steve Prohm with several holes to fill in the front court moving forwards.

Their careers culminated with a spot in the Sweet 16, after taking down the Iona Gaels and the Little Rock Trojans inside the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. While they didn’t reach the Final Four in their final season, the trio of seniors went out with their heads held high.

Heading into the 2016-17 season, the Cyclones will rely on a talented back court to do the bulk of their damage on the offensive end. Matt Thomas and Monte Morris will both see expanded roles in their senior seasons, and the Cyclones received a gift from the NCAA when they granted Nazareth Mitrou-Long an extra year of eligibility.

The back court is solid, but the front court is where the questions remain. Center Stuart Nezlek returns and will see an increase in minutes, but how productive he can be remains unclear. He has seen limited minutes in his career so far.

Northern Illinois transfer Darrell Bowie and Louisiana Tech transfer Merrill Holden will provide some depth at the forward spots. Both have proven themselves at the Division I level, and add size that the Cyclones desperately need (both stand at 6’8”).
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