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Maryland Eastern Shore Uses Second Half Comeback for 74-70 Win Over American

Tyler Jones recorded a team-high 18 points to help lead Maryland Eastern Shore past American, 74-70, on Saturday afternoon. (Photos: Brad Mills – USA Today Sports)

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. — For the first time since the 2017-18 season opener, the Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks were back inside the Hytche Center.

The Hawks went 1-5 on their six game road trip, with all five losses coming by at least 26 points. Their lone win came against the Jackson State Tigers in the Emerald Coast Classic, 66-63.

On Saturday, the Hawks took on the American University Eagles for the third season in a row. It’s the first meeting on the Hawks’ home floor. Eastern Shore won the first meeting back in the 2015-16 season, 79-64, with the Eagles picking up a 61-58 win last year.

Both teams came into Saturday with two wins on the year, and were looking to inch closer to the .500 mark as they opened the month of December. While the Eagles held the lead for most of the afternoon, they were unable to hold off the Hawks down the stretch.

Timely free throw shooting from Ahmad Frost and Miryne Thomas in the closing minutes sealed the deal for Eastern Shore, who came away with the 74-70 win over the Eagles. Continue reading Maryland Eastern Shore Uses Second Half Comeback for 74-70 Win Over American

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

Ryan Daly put up 16 points and pulled down over seven rebounds per game as a freshman for Delaware, and he’s just one of many sophomores who will become a household names in 2017-18.

CALGARY, 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 2016-17, along with five others to keep a flag on as the season progresses.

Check out Part One here. Continue reading Non-Power Five Guards who will be Household Names in 2017-18: Sophomores, Part Two

Ten players to know for the 2017-18 season: Patriot League

Bryce Dulin emerged as a star for Navy last season, and the game he entered the forefront came on the road against the Midshipmen’s biggest rival.
CALGARY, Alta. — In recent years, several stars have left their mark on the Patriot League, and the NCAA as a whole.

Heading into the 2017-18 season, that appears to be the case once again. While some of the conference’s biggest names have moved on to the next chapters of their respective basketball careers, whether that be in the professional ranks or as a transfer in the NCAA, there is a plethora of talent coming back that will make the race for the conference title one to watch.

There may be a clear-cut favourite as the season approaches, but it’s anyone’s game when it comes down to the conference tournament. Any team can get hot at the right time, pull of some upsets, and make a post-season run to the Big Dance.

Below are ten players to keep an eye on in the Patriot League for the upcoming season. With ten teams, it only makes sense to pick one player per program.
Continue reading Ten players to know for the 2017-18 season: Patriot League

Army West Point, Loyola (MD) pick up wins in the first round of the Patriot League tournament

Freshman guard Tommy Funk recorded 9 points and 11 assists on Tuesday night, helping to lead Army West Point into the quarter-finals of the Patriot League tournament with a 75-58 win over American. (Source: Army West Point Athletics)
Freshman guard Tommy Funk recorded 9 points and 11 assists on Tuesday night, helping to lead Army West Point into the quarter-finals of the Patriot League tournament with a 75-58 win over American. (Source: Army West Point Athletics)

CALGARY, Alta — On Monday night, conference tournaments officially got under way, as the Atlantic Sun quarter-finals took place down south.

To the surprise of seemingly nobody, the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles won handily over the Stetson Hatters, while the Kennesaw State Owls and the USC Upstate Spartans played arguably the game of the night across the NCAA.

On Tuesday, another conference got their post-season started. The Patriot League had their two first-round games on tap for Tuesday night, and they followed on the trend that the Atlantic Sun set the night before.

There was one close contest, and one that wasn’t so close. In the end, the teams who were favourites to win came out victorious, providing some more excitement to the final three rounds.

Here’s everything you need to know from Tuesday’s action in the Patriot League. Continue reading Army West Point, Loyola (MD) pick up wins in the first round of the Patriot League tournament