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RECAP: Jok returns, Hawkeyes win third in a row

 

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Jordan Bohannon drives to the rim in Hawkeyes’ win over Nebraska (Rob Howe)

The Iowa Hawkeyes took down the Nebraska Huskers, notching their third conference win in a row, improving their overall record to 14-10 (6-5 Big Ten).

The Hawkeyes’ will have to learn how to play without Senior star Peter Jok next season and if the past games without him have been any sign, they will be in good hands. They had to play back to back games without him and went 2-0 in those games. But, it was nice to see him back on the court and the Hawkeyes kept their winning ways with Jok with them this time.

The first half was back and forth, and the Hawkeyes barely went in to halftime with a lead, 38-36. But, the second half would be a nine point advantage for the Hawkeyes’, propelling them to an 11 point win. The return of Peter Jok was huge for the Hawkeyes’, but Jordan Bohannon also had his own story. He set the record for most made three-pointers in a season by a Hawkeye Freshman with 54 and counting.

For Nebraska, they have fallen a long way from starting 3-0 in Big Ten play. With this loss, they fall to 10-13 overall (4-7 Big Ten). Tai Webster, their best player, had 14 points and 6 assists. For him, that is a very quite night and it shows with the tough loss for Nebraska.

C0-Stars of the game: Jordan Bohannon (15 points, 5 rebounds, 4-6 3pt) and Peter Jok (12 points, 5 assists, 5 rebounds)

Up next for Nebraska is a huge game against the best team in the Big Ten Wisconsin. They will host the Badgers Thursday.

The Hawkeyes’ will travel to Minnesota to take on the Gophers on Wednesday, with the chance to get their fourth win in a row.

 

Big Ten Power Rankings: Does anyone have a shot at the national title?

Caleb Swanigan is a top contender for the Wooden Award, and his play has the Purdue Boilermakers near the top of the Big Ten standings.
Caleb Swanigan is a top contender for the Wooden Award, and his play has the Purdue Boilermakers near the top of the Big Ten standings.

Despite an up-and-down start to the year for several teams in the Big Ten, conference play always presents new opportunities.

Entering the 2017 calendar year, odds-makers from across the country still had a handful of Big Ten teams among the best betting odds to be cutting down the nets in Phoenix come the first Monday of April.

The likes of the Indiana HoosiersWisconsin Badgers, and Purdue Boilermakers look to be the conference’s best bets to have a Big Ten cut down the nets.

However, the National Championship is still over two months away, and the Big Ten conference is a mess. There’s no clear-cut favourite at this moment in the season, teams are losing games they should win, and vice versa. There are several ‘good’ teams in the conference, but no ‘great’ teams.

We tried to dissect the teams in the conference, and rank them to the best of our abilities. So, here goes nothing.
Continue reading Big Ten Power Rankings: Does anyone have a shot at the national title?

Georgetown transfer Isaac Copeland will continue collegiate career at Nebraska

Isaac Copeland played just seven games this season with the Hoyas due to injury, and announced that he was transferring in mid-December.
Isaac Copeland played just seven games this season with the Hoyas due to injury, and announced that he was transferring in mid-December.

Once a highly-touted recruit coming out of high school, Georgetown Hoyas‘ forward Isaac Copeland found himself in unfamiliar territory in 2016-17.

His role had diminished with the program, limiting his playing time off the hop. Then, the injury bug bit the junior to just seven games in 2016-17, averaging just 5.4 points and 3.3 rebounds in under 20 minutes of action per night.

In mid-December, he announced his intentions to transfer from the program, and he received his release.

Several teams reached out and tried to recruit the talented 6’9” forward, but one in particular seemed to have a leg up on the others. On Monday afternoon, it was announced where Copeland would be transferring for the remainder of his collegiate career.

Copeland is headed to the Big Ten Conference, and will join coach Tim Miles and the Nebraska Cornhuskers, just in time for the spring semester to begin. Continue reading Georgetown transfer Isaac Copeland will continue collegiate career at Nebraska

RECAP: Nebraska Holds Off Southern, Avoiding Second Straight Upset at Home

Tai Webster recorded 10 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists, and Nebraska held off Southern on Tuesday night to avoid their second straight home upset.
Tai Webster recorded 10 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists, and Nebraska held off Southern on Tuesday night to avoid their second straight home upset.

Over the first five weeks of the season, we’ve seen two different sides of the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

They opened the season with four straight victories, a stretch that included wins over the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and the Dayton Flyers. Both of those wins could have been considered resume boosters come NCAA Tournament time.

Since then, the Huskers have struggled.

Coming into Tuesday’s tilt against the Southern Univ. Jaguars, the Huskers had lost six of their previous seven contests. In their last outing, they suffered an 70-62 loss to the Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs at home.

On Tuesday, Nebraska found themselves in another tight battle. They were looking to get back on the right track, but had to work for it against the Jaguars.

Things were tight down the stretch, but a jumper from Jeriah Horne in the closing minutes sealed the deal for the home side. Nebraska held on for the 81-76 victory over Southern, pushing their record back to .500 on the year. Continue reading RECAP: Nebraska Holds Off Southern, Avoiding Second Straight Upset at Home

College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: Big Ten

Melo Trimble is the lone starter back for Maryland in 2016-17, but that's enough to keep the Terrapins in contention. (Source: G Fium - Getty Images)
Melo Trimble is the lone starter back for Maryland in 2016-17, but that’s enough to keep the Terrapins in contention. (Source: G Fium – Getty Images)

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

NBA Draft Profile: Terran Petteway, Nebraska

Terran Petteway was one of the Big Ten's best players over the past two seasons, and will look to take his talents to the NBA on draft day. (Source: Rant Sports)
Terran Petteway was one of the Big Ten’s best players over the past two seasons, and will look to take his talents to the NBA on draft day. (Source: Rant Sports)

The NBA Draft is less than a month away, and we couldn’t be more excited about it!

60 of the best young basketball players in the world will hear their name called, as they finally realize their dreams of being drafted to the NBA. At the same time, however, players will see their dreams come to an end as they fail to walk across the stage to shake the commissioner’s hand.

With a rich talent pool this season, there are bound to be players who had great collegiate careers that don’t get drafted. It doesn’t mean they won’t ever play in the NBA, they will just have to take a detour.

This is the time of year when people try to find out as much information about players as they possibly can, so they can be familiar with whomever their favourite NBA team selects on draft day.

Yes, there will be situations like Toronto last season, when they selected Bruno Caboclo, where even the commentators were stunned at the selection. For the most part, the players selected have been household names in college, or on the international stage.

Over the course of the next few weeks leading up to the draft, we will post a new draft preview each day that highlights a player who has a great chance to be drafted. One thing that we are doing different than other sites is not focusing on players in the first round. These players are constantly covered, and you can find information on them all over the place.

We will look at players who don’t get as much attention as they deserve, as we try to shine the light on some underrated talents in the NBA Draft. Today’s feature: Terran Petteway, Nebraska. Continue reading NBA Draft Profile: Terran Petteway, Nebraska