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Kansas State, Missouri Headline Field for the 2018 Paradise Jam

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Nick Mayo and the Eastern Kentucky Colonels will be one of eight teams to take part in the 2018 U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam. (Source: Kennebec Journal) (Header: Sports Illustrated)

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands — After disaster struck the U.S. Virgin Islands this past off-season, the 2017 Paradise Jam was moved to Lynchburg, VA, and was hosted by the Liberty Flames.

On Wednesday, the tournament committee announced that the 2018 edition of the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam would indeed return to St. Thomas, and they announced a star-studded field to go along with it.

Eight teams will make their way down to St. Thomas, USVI from Friday, November 16th through to Monday, November 19th. The 2018-19 season marks the 19th running of the tournament. Continue reading Kansas State, Missouri Headline Field for the 2018 Paradise Jam

Bethune-Cookman Basketball: Previewing the Washington State Cougars

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Malachi Flynn and the Washington State Cougars have just one win in their last five outings, and are looking to cap off non-conference play with a win over Bethune-Cookman on Friday night. (Source: Washington State Athletics) (Header: Bethune-Cookman Athletics)

PULLMAN, Wash. — Friday night’s contest between the visiting Bethune-Cookman Wildcats and the host Washington Cougars marks the end of non-conference play for both programs.

With the way both teams have been playing as of late, a win would do wonders as conference is set to begin following the Christmas break.

For Bethune-Cookman, Friday night marks their final game of the 2017 calendar year. They open up MEAC play on January 3rd against the South Carolina State Bulldogs at home in Daytona Beach, FL. As for the Cougars, they head on the road to face the UCLA Bruins on December 29th.

The road gets considerably tougher for both teams, as conference play is always full of surprises. Bethune-Cookman will look to close out their four game road swing with a win over Washington State, while the Cougars will look to bounce back from a loss in their last outing.

Here’s what you need to know in advance of Friday night’s tilt in Pullman, WA between the Cougars and Wildcats. Continue reading Bethune-Cookman Basketball: Previewing the Washington State Cougars

Bethune-Cookman Basketball: Previewing the Washington Huskies

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After missing two games, Brandon Tabb returned to the lineup for Bethune-Cookman against Kennesaw State on December 16th, posting 14 points in 19 minutes off the bench. (Source: Bethune-Cookman Athletics) (Header: Bethune-Cookman Athletics)

SEATTLE, Wash. — Tuesday marks the first of two games for the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats in the state of Washington before the Christmas break.

The Wildcats will take on the Washington Huskies inside the Alaska Airlines Arena, and it’s a game that Bethune-Cookman would like to put forth a strong effort on both ends of the floor, and even come away with an upset victory.

Tuesday’s showdown marks the third game of a four-game road trip for the Wildcats to close out the 2017 calendar year. The team was stuck in Atlanta for an extended time on Monday, as the entire Atlanta Airport lost power, causing delays to over 1,200 flights. It also marks the eighth time that Bethune-Cookman has faced a team from the Pac-12.

Bethune-Cookman is 0-7 all-time against teams from the conference. Their last contest was back on November 17th, 2015, when they well to the Arizona State Sun Devils, 49-39.

Here’s everything you need to know in advance of Tuesday’s showdown. Continue reading Bethune-Cookman Basketball: Previewing the Washington Huskies

Hawai’i Falls to Utah, 80-60, for Their Second Loss of the Season

On December 2nd, Utah dealt Hawai’i their second loss of the season, by way of an 80-60 decision in Salt Lake City. (Source: Adam Fondren – Desert News) (Header: Adam Fondren – Desert News)

HONOLULU — The Hawai’i Warriors fell to the Utah Utes, 80-60, late Saturday night. It was their second loss of the season.

Utah is one of only two power five schools that the Warriors will play this season. Saturday also marked the first road game of 2017-18 for the Warriors.

Both teams shot less than 45% from the floor, with Hawai’i having their worst shooting game this season, going a dismal 36.5% from the floor in the loss. Continue reading Hawai’i Falls to Utah, 80-60, for Their Second Loss of the Season

A Look at Michigan State’s Half of the Victory Bracket at the PK80 Invitational

The Victory Bracket of the PK80 Invitational is headlined by a pair of nationally ranked teams, in the Michigan State Spartans and North Carolina Tar Heels. (Source: Blogging the Bracket)

PORTLAND, OR. — Thanksgiving Week in the United States always provides fans with some of the best college basketball of the season. With early season events taking place across the country, there are ample opportunities for teams to bolster their tournament resumes early on.

This season, fans are treated to the PK80 Invitational, an event that will honour Nike founder Phil Knight. Technically, it’s one event, but there are two brackets with eight teams apiece, and each bracket will produce a tournament winner. So, it’s two brackets, with two winners, but only one event.

Regardless, some of the nation’s top teams will ascend on Portland, Oregon over Thanksgiving Weekend to partake in some of the best college basketball action we will see all season long, outside of March Madness.

In the Victory Bracket, teams like the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Michigan State Spartans headline each half of the bracket. There are teams with some question marks heading into the event, while there are others who are looking to pull off the biggest win in program history (Portland Pilots).

Below, we have broken down the Michigan State half of the bracket, which features a Final Four team from last season, a team on the rise in the Big East, and the 2014 National Champion.
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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