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RECAP: Pepperdine Waves Edge Little Rock Trojans in Lone Star Showcase Action

NCAA Basketball: Arkansas-Little Rock at DePaul
Lis Shoshi, a 6-11 forward from Kosovo, recorded a double-double as he led Little Rock with 16 points and 10 rebounds in a close loss to Pepperdine as part of the Lone Star Showcase. (Source: USA Today Sports)

Kemy Osse‘s 3-point try at the buzzer rimmed out, and the Little Rock Trojans dropped a close contest to the Pepperdine Waves, 66-65, as part of the Lone Star Showcase on Tuesday evening.

The loss came a day after the Trojans (3-2) held off a second-half rally from the St. Bonaventure Bonnies to dispatch the Bonnies for a quality 68-65 victory in the tournament’s first round.

Osse, a redshirt senior from Montreal, had a quiet shooting night as Little Rock shot 38 percent from the floor as a team and stumbled late in the game, despite leading the entire first half and being up by as many as seven points down the stretch. Continue reading RECAP: Pepperdine Waves Edge Little Rock Trojans in Lone Star Showcase Action

College Court Report Three Stars: November 15th, 2016

Mark Alstork flirted with a triple-double on Tuesday night, recording 29 points, 10 rebounds, and 8 assists in Wright State's 89-87 in over Miami (OH). (Source: The Guardian)
Mark Alstork flirted with a triple-double on Tuesday night, recording 29 points, 10 rebounds, and 8 assists in Wright State’s 89-87 in over Miami (OH). (Source: The Guardian)

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.

Here are the College Court Report Three Stars for Tuesday, November 15th. Continue reading College Court Report Three Stars: November 15th, 2016

College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: West Coast Conference

Emmett Naar and the Saint Mary's Gaels return everyone from last year's 29-win team, and are widely considered as one of the top mid-major teams in the country.
Emmett Naar and the Saint Mary’s Gaels return everyone from last year’s 29-win team, and are widely considered as one of the top mid-major teams in the country.

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 West Coast Conference. Continue reading College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: West Coast Conference

Murray State Advances to Gulf Coast Showcase Finals with Win over Pepperdine

Damarcus Croaker and the Murray State Racers are adjusting to life without Cameron Payne and Steve Prohm just fine, and they are off to the Gulf Coast Showcase finals with a 59 - 55 win over Pepperdine.
Damarcus Croaker and the Murray State Racers are adjusting to life without Cameron Payne and Steve Prohm just fine, and they are off to the Gulf Coast Showcase finals with a 59 – 55 win over Pepperdine.

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.

Behind a strong second half comeback, the Murray State Racers knocked off the Pepperdine Waves, 59 – 55. Continue reading Murray State Advances to Gulf Coast Showcase Finals with Win over Pepperdine