CALGARY, Alta. — The 2016-17 season is all but a distant memory now, and what an exciting season it was. The North Carolina Tar Heels cut down the nets to cap off another incredible season across the country.
While a slew of players put together career seasons, and several stars capped off their collegiate careers, there was a ton of talent left watching from the bleachers.
Several key transfers from the 2015-16 off-season sat out last year due to the NCAA’s transfer regulations, and are anxiously awaiting their opportunity to put on their new program’s jersey and go to work in a regular season game.
You have the likes of Kory Holden, Devin Watson, Kendall Stephens, and Cane Broome who headlined the transfer list following the ’15-16 campaign, and are four of the names people all remember when talking about the crop of transfers. However, there are several transfers that fans may have forgotten about, since it’s been a year since they’ve seen regular season action.
CALGARY, Alta. — Home court, or home field, advantage in the post-season is a huge advantage in any sport.
Whether it’s hockey, baseball, basketball, or football, among others, playing at home in the playoffs is much easier than having to win on the road in front of a slew of opposing fans.
Through four games of the 2017 CollegeInsider.com Tournament (CIT, that has become very clear.
After Tuesday’s contests, home teams are a combined 3-1 so far in the first round. Two of the three wins came by sizable margins (nine and 19 points), while the one loss by a home team was decided by just two points.
What a way to kick off the 2016-17 regular season!
On Saturday, fans everywhere were still in a bit of shock in terms of what they saw on Friday. Some teams were still celebrating program-defining wins, including the Wagner Seahawks, Albany Great Danes, and Nicholls State Colonels.
Some power conference teams were left looking for answers as to what went wrong on opening day, trying to correct any mistakes before their next game.
Saturday was a much quieter day in terms of games as opposed to Friday, but there were still some memorable moments out there, which included some big-time individual performances across the country.
All three of the Three Stars for November 12th put together some impressive shooting performances, as all three finished their respective games with a shooting percentage of 48% or better.
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.
The 2015-16 season was a resurgent one for the Jacksonville Dolphins. They put together a strong showing throughout the regular season, finishing with a 16-15 record overall, and 8-6 in conference play. Jacksonville was a part of the three-way tie for second spot in the Atlantic Sun standings, and were awarded the 3-seed based on the tie-breaking procedures.
With the calendar turning to March, the Dolphins turned their attention to the post-season, and were looking to continue their strong play. The Lipscomb Bisons were their first opponent, and despite their sub-.500 record, the Dolphins had to be wary of the upset.
Lipscomb showed flashes during the regular season, but limped into the post-season having lost two of their last three games. But, the post-season is the start of a new season, and anything can happen when it’s one-and-done in the conference tournaments.