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Ryan Kemrite Reaches Career Milestone in Liberty’s 60-48 Win Over Presbyterian

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Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz recorded a team-high 14 points on Saturday to lead Liberty past Presbyterian, 60-48. (Source: Liberty Athletics)

LYNCHBURG, Va. — On Saturday afternoon, Ryan Kemrite recorded just two points, but they were a big two points as the Liberty Flames knocked off the Presbyterian Blue Hose in Big South play, 60-48.

Kemrite came into the day just two points shy of 1,000 for his career. With 10:58 to play in the second half, Kemrite scored his only two points of the game from the charity stripe, becoming the 25th player in school history to join the 1,000-point club.

It was a back-and-forth first half that saw the teams trade leads on several occasions, and the Blue Hose taking a 22-21 lead into the break. The second half started the same way, as the teams were neck-and-neck for the first 10 minutes. Liberty found their groove in the final 10 minutes of the second frame, and pulled away for the 12-point victory on their home floor. Continue reading Ryan Kemrite Reaches Career Milestone in Liberty’s 60-48 Win Over Presbyterian

Liberty Basketball: Previewing the Presbyterian Blue Hose

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Senior guard Davon Bell is averaging 13.3 points per game this season, and has reached double figures in each of his last four games. (Source: Presbyterian Athletics) (Header: Liberty Athletics)

LYNCHBURG, Va. — With the calendar switched to 2018, the Presbyterian Blue Hose are looking to continue their resurgent season after a dismal 2016-17 season.

Last year, the Blue Hose picked up a grand total of five wins, finishing at 5-25 for the season. Coming into Saturday’s tilt with the Liberty Flames, the Blue Hose already have eight wins on record this season. At 8-7 overall, Presbyterian has won seven of their last nine games, and sit third in the Big South through two games. They have split their first two conference games, losing at home before picking up a road win last time out.

As for the Flames, they are enjoying a strong start to their own season. With 10 wins already this season, the 2017-18 edition of the Flames are the second-fastest team to reach the 10-win mark in school history. They have a pair of three-game winning streaks to their name this season, and are looking to keep their strong play rolling into the 2018 calendar year.

With star guards on both sides of the floor, this is one of those under-the-radar games that people will want to keep an eye on throughout the day. Even with a full slate of college basketball throughout Saturday, the first meeting between the Blue Hose and the Flames promises to be an exciting one.

Here’s what you need to know in advance on Saturday afternoon’s tilt in Lynchburg, VA between Presbyterian and Liberty. Continue reading Liberty Basketball: Previewing the Presbyterian Blue Hose

Non-Power Five Guards who will be Household Names in 2017-18: Sophomores, Part Three

Josh Sharkey and the Samford Bulldogs are expected to be a top contender in the Southern Conference in 2017-18.

CANMORE, Alta. — With over 5,200 players slated to play collegiate basketball in Division I this season, there are talented players from coast to coast. Some of them are household names, while there are plenty of players who people haven’t heard of, but are demanding of your attention.

The majority of fans tend to focus on the power five conferences, turning a blind eye to the smaller programs. When you dig deeper, you’ll see that the non-power five schools have players who could just as easily play for a power conference program.

When it comes to sophomore guards in the NCAA, the list of talented players goes on and on. With so many players, it was nearly impossible to cut the list down to just 10 players without leaving star-caliber players off the list.

Much like we did last season, we have broken down each class into guards and forwards. Then, the list of guards and forwards were broken down even further into multiple parts, as there was too much talent to do it any other way.

Each will have 10 sophomore guards who will become household names in 2017-18, along with five others to keep a flag on as the season progresses.

Check out Part One here.
Check out Part Two here.

Continue reading Non-Power Five Guards who will be Household Names in 2017-18: Sophomores, Part Three

College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: Big South

Sophomore guard Chris Clemons is already among the conference's elite, and is knocking on the door for Conference Player of the Year in 2016-17. (Source: Campbell Athletics)
Sophomore guard Chris Clemons is already among the conference’s elite, and is knocking on the door for Conference Player of the Year in 2016-17. (Source: Campbell Athletics)

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

Presbyterian Forward DeSean Murray to Transfer from the Program

Presbyterian forward DeSean Murray, who averaged 20.2 points per game in 2015-16, announced that he will be transferring from the program. He is looking to play for a bigger program and give himself a stronger chance of playing at the next level, and it's expected that several schools will inquire about his services. (Source: Big South Sports)
Presbyterian forward DeSean Murray, who averaged 20.2 points per game in 2015-16, announced that he will be transferring from the program. He is looking to play for a bigger program and give himself a stronger chance of playing at the next level, and it’s expected that several schools will inquire about his services. (Source: Big South Sports)

The 2015-16 season has just ended for several teams, but the transfer marker is already starting to heat up. Earlier this week, a big time talent threw their name into the ring of transfers, and he is expected to garner his fair share of attention as teams vie for his services.

DeSean Murray, the leading scorer for the Presbyterian Blue Hose, has announced his intention to transfer from the program, citing the desire to play for a bigger school in a bigger conference to set himself up for success at the next level.

Murray is the second high-profile player to transfer from the Big South in as many years, joining Andrew Rowsey, formerly of the UNC-Asheville Bulldogs, who transferred to the bright lights of the Big East and joined the Marquette Golden Eagles following the 2014-15 season. Continue reading Presbyterian Forward DeSean Murray to Transfer from the Program