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College Court Report 2017-18 Preseason Awards: Ohio Valley Conference

Malcolm Drumwright and the Jacksonville State Gamecocks advanced to their first-ever NCAA Tournament last season, and will look to make it back-to-back trips to the Big Dance in 2018.

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.

The race for the Ohio Valley Conference title in 2017-18 will be one of the more exciting ones across the NCAA. Several big names from last season have moved on, while several teams have a legitimate chance to advance to the 2018 NCAA Tournament.

On the heels of their first-ever appearance in the Big Dance last season, momentum has to be behind the Jacksonville State Gamecocks as they look to make it two straight appearances. However, traditional power programs like the Murray State Racers and Belmont Bruins won’t back down easily from the top of the conference.

With a ton of talent in the conference, it’s anyone’s game at this point. Take a look at which talented player we’ve selected as our Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year, plus who falls where on our All-OVC teams for the upcoming season!

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College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: Ohio Valley

Evan Bradds had the top field goal percentage in the nation last season, and while his numbers are sure to drop slightly, the Belmont Bruins will be the top team in the Ohio Valley Conference due to his talents.
Evan Bradds had the top field goal percentage in the nation last season, and while his numbers are sure to drop slightly, the Belmont Bruins will be the top team in the Ohio Valley Conference due to his talents.

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 Ohio Valley Conference. Continue reading College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: Ohio Valley

RECAP: Morehead State Eagles use Massive Second-Half Comeback to Stun Belmont, 78-77

Brent Arrington scored a team-high 24 points on Saturday, and the Morehead State Eagles fought back from a 14-point deficit at the half to stun Belmont, 78-77.
Brent Arrington scored a team-high 24 points on Saturday, and the Morehead State Eagles fought back from a 14-point deficit at the half to stun Belmont, 78-77.

The last time the Morehead State Eagles and the Belmont Bruins met, it was a closely-contested affair. When the dust settled, the Bruins came away with a 6-point win on their home floor.

That was just 9 days ago, on February 4th.

Since then, the Bruins have staked their claim atop the Ohio Valley Conference standings, while the Eagles were looking to gain some ground in the race for the regular season title. After a win over the Eastern Kentucky Colonels in their last outing, the Eagles were looking for some revenge against the Bruins, this time in front of their own crowd.

Belmont raced out to a 14-point lead after the first half, but a cold spell in the second allowed Morehead State to storm back and seize control of the game. The Bruins were held off the scoreboard for close to 7 minutes, and the Eagles used a 15-0 run to build momentum that would carry them down the stretch.

The Bruins had a chance to win, but a missed jumper from Craig Bradshaw sealed the comeback for the Eagles, who landed a bit of revenge with the 78-77 victory over the Bruins. Continue reading RECAP: Morehead State Eagles use Massive Second-Half Comeback to Stun Belmont, 78-77