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Sunday Recap: Colorado Remains Perfect, Miles Bridges, and a Quadruple Overtime Thriller

George King recorded 25 points and eight rebounds in the Championship game of the Paradise Jam to lead the Colorado Buffaloes past Mercer for the title, 79-70. (Source: Buffzone.com) (Header: Sports Illustrated)

CANMORE, Alta. — The second weekend of the 2017-18 season is officially in the books, and what a Sunday we all experienced to cap it off.

Admittedly, the first week of the season had its moments where it was a bit underwhelming. A lack of upsets left excitement on the table and fans wanting more, but we also got to experience our fair share of exciting basketball and close games. College basketball is unpredictable with each passing game, which is why we take it all in stride.

November 19th brought a little bit of everything to the forefront. A trio of early-season tournaments came to a close, a pair of top ten teams dodged upset bids, and we witnessed our fair share of overtime games that had fans on the edge of their seats right to the final buzzer.

If you opted for the NFL as opposed to the NCAA, here’s what you may have missed over the course of the day on Sunday. Continue reading Sunday Recap: Colorado Remains Perfect, Miles Bridges, and a Quadruple Overtime Thriller

RECAP: Illinois State survives Loyola, 65-63

Photo courtesy of David Proeber & The Pantagraph.

NORMAL, Ill. — 11 days.

Arch Madness, also known as the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament, is just 11 days away, but before the action heads to St. Louis, Illinois State and Loyola had business to settle at Redbird Arena. 

And, the action did not disappoint.

Concluding the season series between two of Illinois’ best, the Redbirds fended off the pesky Ramblers, 65-63. A pair of Deontae Hawkins free throws gave Illinois State the lead prior to Ben Richardson’s half court heave rimming out at the horn.

“I feel lucky that we won, to be honest,” said Illinois State head coach Dan Muller. “Obviously, one inch or another and we don’t win.

“We got to start playing better.”

A sea of 8,052 was rocking from the tip. Surged by six from senior Deontae Hawkins, Illinois State flew out to an 8-2 lead.

The Ramblers came racing back, sprinting on a 12-6 mini-run. Three free throws from Donte Ingram tied the contest at 14 with 10:24 remaining.  Continue reading RECAP: Illinois State survives Loyola, 65-63

RECAP: Propelled by Milton Doyle’s career night, Loyola mauls Bradley, 78-62

Photo courtesy of CSN Chicago.

PEORIA, Ill. — Take note Missouri Valley Conference, Loyola Ramblers senior Milton Doyle wants nothing less than a conference championship this season.

Doyle, continuing a trend of double-digit point-performances, scored a career-high 35 points to lead the Ramblers to a 78-62 victory over Bradley.

“I’m proud of how we defended. Everyone is going to look at the points, but defensively, Milton dictated things,” said Ramblers’ head coach Porter Moser. “He didn’t take any possessions off.”

From the onset, the Ramblers accomplished anything and everything.  Continue reading RECAP: Propelled by Milton Doyle’s career night, Loyola mauls Bradley, 78-62

RECAP: Season-best shooting day, 3-2 zone propels Illinois State past Loyola (IL)

Photo courtesy of Jasen Vinlove – USA TODAY Sports.

CHICAGO, Ill. — With four wins in two weeks, the Illinois State Redbirds were flying high into Joseph J. Gentile Arena this afternoon.

They departed from “The Windy City” at an even higher altitude.

In a game that Redbirds senior Paris Lee scored his 1,000th point, Illinois State snapped Loyola’s seven-game home winning streak, defeating the Ramblers, 81-59. Illinois State shot a season-best 57.1% on the day.

“That was the best offensive game we’ve played in a long time,” said Illinois State head coach Dan Muller to WJBC Sports following the game. “We had a terrific 40 minutes.” Continue reading RECAP: Season-best shooting day, 3-2 zone propels Illinois State past Loyola (IL)

Wesner’s Four-Point Play: High-Majors

Early on in 2016-17, Dayton looks like the team to beat in the Atlantic 10. (Source: Getty Images)
Early on in 2016-17, Dayton looks like the team to beat in the Atlantic 10. (Source: Getty Images)

College basketball is back!

For the last seven months, the nation has yearned for another chapter of upsets, buzzer-beaters, and busted brackets. The time has finally come.

Over the course of the season, I will highlight the most shocking results while forecasting what big match-ups are to come.

Don’t know who to watch out for? Is a team a true bracket-buster? Does a certain player have a career in the NBA? All these questions, and much more, will be answered over the course of the season. Continue reading Wesner’s Four-Point Play: High-Majors

College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: Missouri Valley

Reed Timmer is one of the conference's top scorers, and he'll look to prove all the doubters wrong and lead Drake to some upset wins in 2016-17.
Reed Timmer is one of the conference’s top scorers, and he’ll look to prove all the doubters wrong and lead Drake to some upset wins 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 Missouri Valley Conference. Continue reading College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: Missouri Valley