We are almost a week into the 2016-17 regular season, and there have been a slew of memorable games and individual performances. If this keeps up, the rest of the season will be rather exciting.
Tuesday night saw several marquee match-ups gain the headlines before, and after, the teams took to the court. From the Kentucky Wildcats and Michigan State Spartans to the Duke Blue Devils and Kansas Jayhawks, to the ESPN Tip-Off Marathon and everything in between, several players stood out above the rest all across the nation.
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.
In season one without star guard Cameron Payne, forward Jarvis Williams, or former head coach Steve Prohm, the Murray State Racers have adjusted well to this point in 2015-16. They entered Tuesday’s action with a 3 – 1 record, and were looking to advance to the finals of the Gulf Coast Showcase.
Their opponent on Tuesday have played some strong basketball to open the season in their own right. Despite their 2 – 2 record, the Pepperdine Waves have an experienced roster that has the potential to contend in the West Coast Conference this season.
With a spot in the finals on the line, both the Racers and the Waves would put their best foot forward, but only one team could come away victorious.