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Three Things We Learned From the 129-98 Win For The London Lightning Over the Kitchener-Waterloo Titans

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Garrett Williamson (15 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists) was one of six players to score in double-figures for the London Lightning as they cruised past Kitchener-Waterloo, 129-98. (Source: London Free Press) (Header: Matt Hiscox Photography)

LONDON, Ont. — Make it nine straight victories for the London Lightning, who started the season with five losses over their first seven games.

Six players scored in double figures on Wednesday night for the Lightning, as they extended their winning to nine games with a 129-98 win over the visiting Kitchener-Waterloo Titans.

On the contrary, the Titans lost their fourth straight contest, and fell to 2-9 on the season. In their second season as a member of the NBL Canada, they have talented pieces on the roster, but haven’t been able to turn that into wins on the court.

Inside the Budweiser Gardens on Wednesday night, we learned a lot about both teams moving forward in the 2017-18 season. Here are three things we noticed from the Lightning’s 31-point victory over the Titans: Continue reading Three Things We Learned From the 129-98 Win For The London Lightning Over the Kitchener-Waterloo Titans

College Court Report Fan-Voted Freshman of the Week: Justin Forrest, Appalachian State Mountaineers

The last seven days for freshman Justin Forrest were highlighted by a 36-point performance against James Madison. (Source: AAU Team Forrest)

CANMORE, Alta. — The list of talented freshmen in 2017-18 seems to add a few names each and every week.

Several talents fly under the radar before the season begins, especially at smaller schools across the country. Teams know that they sign talented players from the start, but it takes the rest of the nation a little bit longer to realize their potential.

One of those players is guard Justin Forrest. The native of Decatur, GA is in his first season with the Appalachian State Mountaineers, and has already emerged as a secondary scoring option alongside junior Ronshad Shabazz.

Forrest is currently second on the team in scoring, trailing only Shabazz, and he has a pair of 30+ point performances under his belt early in his collegiate career. While it’s early, all signs point to him being another top-tier weapon for the Mountaineers as they look to climb in the Sun Belt standings this season.

For his efforts this past week, freshman guard Justin Forrest has been selected by the fans as the College Court Report Fan-Voted Freshman of the Week for November 20-26, 2017!

Forrest received the most votes in our weekly Twitter poll, earning more votes than Tywhon Pickford (Northern Iowa), Roman Penn (Siena), and Tariq Simmons (The Citadel) for the weekly honour. Continue reading College Court Report Fan-Voted Freshman of the Week: Justin Forrest, Appalachian State Mountaineers

College Court Report 2017-18 Preseason Awards: Colonial Athletic Association

Tyler Seibring (above) and Brian Dawkins give the Elon Phoenix a formidable duo in the front court. (Source: Elon Men’s Basketball) (Header: Moultrie News)

CANMORE, Alta. –The 2017-18 season tips off on November 10th, which means the final month without college basketball is finally upon us.

Fans all across the country are gearing up for another exciting college basketball season, and with the recent scandal involving the FBI and several power conference programs across the NCAA, the level of anticipation is through the roof.

Conference preview pieces are starting to circulate from various media outlets, and conferences are hosting their annual media days and announcing their preseason polls and award winners. It’s always interesting to see how coaches and media rank teams in their respective conferences.

With the season right around the corner, we are starting to release our Preseason Player of the Year awards for each conference, along with three All-Conference teams. Picked at random, we will release two sets of awards each day.

Heading into the 2017-18 season, there appears to be a changing of the guard in the CAA. Last season, the UNC Wilmington Seahawks took home the conference tournament crown and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. While they will still be in contention this year, there looks to be a new champion.

The College of Charleston Cougars are the clear favourites heading into the season, and they boast a pair of legitimate CAA Player of the Year candidates. If all goes according to plan, and everyone remains healthy, the Cougars will be a tough out all season long.

Scroll down to see who we have tabbed as the Preseason CAA Player of the Year, and who falls where on our All-CAA Teams!

Continue reading College Court Report 2017-18 Preseason Awards: Colonial Athletic Association

College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: Colonial Athletic Association

With a slew of talent back for another season, Chris Flemmings and the UNC Wilmington Seahawks are the pre-season favourites in the Colonial Athletic Association.
With a slew of talent back for another season, Chris Flemmings and the UNC Wilmington Seahawks are the pre-season favourites in the Colonial Athletic Association.

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 Colonial Athletic Association. Continue reading College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: Colonial Athletic Association

2016-17 Schedules: James Madison Dukes

With the departure of 2015-16 leading scorer Ron Curry, the James Madison Dukes will look for others to step up and fill the void, including Niagara transfer Ramone Snowden and senior Shakir Brown (top)
With the departure of 2015-16 leading scorer Ron Curry, the James Madison Dukes will look for others to step up and fill the void, including Niagara transfer Ramone Snowden and senior Shakir Brown (top)

James Madison Dukes

2015-16 Record: 21-11 (11-7 in CAA; Tied-3rd)
Key Returnees: Shakir Brown, Dimitrije Cabarkapa, Yohanny Dalembert, Jackson Kent, Tom Vodanovich
Key Departures: Ron Curry
Continue reading 2016-17 Schedules: James Madison Dukes

Twymond Howard Hits Last-Second Jumper to Lift UT-Martin Skyhawks to First Win of 2015-16

Twymond Howard hit a three-pointer with 3 seconds left to break the tie and lift the UT-Martin Skyhawks to their first win of the season, a 75 - 72 decision over James Madison.
Twymond Howard hit a three-pointer with 6 seconds left to break the tie and lift the UT-Martin Skyhawks to their first win of the season, a 75 – 72 decision over James Madison.

On the heels of a successful 2014-15 season, the Tennessee-Martin (UTM) Skyhawks have found themselves on the wrong end of some close game to open the 2015-16 campaign. Three of their four losses have come by 7 points or less, including a four-point defeat at the hands of Oral Roberts.

Sunday night brought forth another opportunity for the Skyhawks to take home their first victory of the season, this time taking on the James Madison Dukes. The trend of close-games would continue, as the game was tied with under 10 seconds to go.

On Sunday, the Skyhawks would come out on the right side of the final score, thanks to some late-game heroics from their star senior.

Twymond Howard hit a clutch three-pointer with less than 6 seconds left on the clock, and the Skyhawks scored a big road win over the Dukes, 78 – 75. Continue reading Twymond Howard Hits Last-Second Jumper to Lift UT-Martin Skyhawks to First Win of 2015-16