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Three Can’t Miss Games for the Lamar Cardinals in 2016-17

The Lamar Cardinals are looking for a bounce-back year in 2016-17, and Nick Garth (left) will be a key factor in the outcome of the season for Coach Price and the rest of the team.
The Lamar Cardinals are looking for a bounce-back year in 2016-17, and Nick Garth (left) will be a key factor in the outcome of the season for Coach Price and the rest of the team.

The 2016-17 season is less than three weeks away, and teams all across the nation are chomping at the bit to get things under way.

One team in particular is the Lamar Cardinals, as they are looking for a rebound year after limping to the finish in 2015-16.

After starting the year at 9-4, optimism started to build around the program and whether or not they could contend for the Southland Conference title with the top teams in the conference. After their win over the Nicholls State Colonels to open conference play, the Cardinals would win just two more games on the year, finishing with a record of 11-19 overall, and 3-15 in conference play.

This season, while the team will still be young, the Cardinals are hoping for a better showing from start to finish. With only two seniors on their roster, inexperience may be an issue, but the talent is there, without question.

Outside of the power conference, the Lamar Cardinals boast one of the top groups of sophomore players in the nation. With Nick GarthJosh Nzeakor, and Dorian Chatman all back for year two, plus a slew of talented additions, there is reason for optimism around the program once more.

Their schedule presents several opportunities for statement wins right from the outset. We took a look at their upcoming schedule and identified three games that you won’t want to miss if you’re a fan of the Cardinals, or just a fan of great basketball.

From power conference foes to rematches from last season, the Cardinals will be looking to seize each and every opportunity that is presented to them.
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North Dakota Fighting Hawks Release Full 2016-17 Schedule

Three teams who made the 2016 NCAA Tournament, and three straight home games to kick off the year highlight North Dakota's 2016-17 non-conference schedule. (Source: UND Sports)
Three teams who made the 2016 NCAA Tournament, and three straight home games to kick off the year highlight North Dakota’s 2016-17 non-conference schedule. (Source: UND Sports)

The newly-appointed North Dakota Fighting Hawks are coming off a season where they made their fifth appearance in the CIT in the last six seasons. An opening round loss to the UC Irvine Anteaters brought an end to their 2015-16 campaign.

With several star players returning in 2016-17, including senior guard Quinton Hooker, who is the reigning CCR Player of the Year, there is a heightened level of optimism around the program. The team has their sights set on the NCAA Tournament, and they have the talent and personnel to achieve their goals.

On Wednesday, the Fighting Hawks released their full schedule for the 2016-17 season. Head coach Brian Jones assembled a tough non-conference slate that should have the team more than ready for the grind of Big Sky play come late-December.

Teams who appeared in the 2016 NCAA Tournament, as well as three straight home games inside ‘The Betty’ to kick off the year, highlight the non-conference slate. Continue reading North Dakota Fighting Hawks Release Full 2016-17 Schedule

Three Can’t Miss Games on Michigan State’s 2016-17 Schedule

With the departure of Matt Costello in the front court, Gavin Schilling will take on a bigger role for the Spartans in 2016-17. With the team scheduled to play their fair share of big time opponents, Schilling's development will be a crucial piece to the team's success.
With the departure of Matt Costello in the front court, Gavin Schilling will take on a bigger role for the Spartans in 2016-17. With the team scheduled to play their fair share of big time opponents, Schilling’s development will be a crucial piece to the team’s success.

As the 2016-17 season gets closer and closer, more and more teams are starting to release their schedules for the upcoming year.

According to D1 Hoops Schedules on Twitter, over 215 teams have released their non-conference slates for 2016-17.

On Thursday, a handful of teams in the Big Ten released their full schedules, including the Michigan State Spartans. Head Coach Tom Izzo isn’t afraid to play any team in the country, and will play them seemingly anywhere.

Izzo’s mindset is evident when looking at the schedule that awaits the Spartans this season. Power conference teams decorate the non-conference slate, but trips to the Bahamas, Hawaii, and New York City are the highlights.

There are three non-conference games in particular that basketball fans across the country won’t want to miss for Michigan State this season. While all of their games will provide a high level of excitement and entertainment, these three are arguably the most exciting, for varying reasons.
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2016-17 Schedules: Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks

Head Coach Bobby Collins will be without his two senior leaders from a season ago, but will have a core group of returnees capable of leading the Hawks back into contention in the MEAC after a down 2015-16 season. (Source: Delmarva Now) (Header: UMES Athletics)
Head Coach Bobby Collins will be without his two senior leaders from a season ago, but will have a core group of returnees capable of leading the Hawks back into contention in the MEAC after a down 2015-16 season. (Source: Delmarva Now) (Header: UMES Athletics)

Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks

2015-16 Record: 10-22 (7-9 in MEAC; Tied-6th)
Key Returnees: Bakari Copeland, Ryan Andino, Dontae Caldwell
Key Departures: Devin Martin, Dominique Elliott

2016-17 Schedule
(** Denotes Conference Play)

11/11/2016: @ George Washington Colonials
*Washington, DC

11/13/2016: v. UMBC Retrievers
*Princess Anne, MD

11/15/2016: @ Boston College Eagles
*Chestnut Hill, MA

11/20/2016: @ Wichita State Shockers
*Wichita, KS

11/23/2016: @ Colorado State Rams
*Fort Collins, CO

11/27/2016: @ Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
*Ruston, LA

11/30/2016: @ Southeastern Louisiana Golden Lions
*Hammond, LA

12/5/2016: v. Central Penn
*Princess Anne, MD

12/7/2016: @ Virginia Tech Hokies
*Blacksburg, VA

12/10/2016: @ Central Florida Knights
*Orlando, FL

12/17/2016: @ Michigan Wolverines
*Ann Arbor, MI

12/19/2016: @ American Univ. Eagles
*Washington, DC

12/21/2016: @ UTEP Miners (Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational)
*El Paso, TX

12/22/2016: TBD (Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational)
*El Paso, TX

1/2/2017: v. Valley Forge
*Princess Anne, MD

1/7/2017: @ North Carolina Central Eagles **
*Durham, NC

1/9/2017: @ North Carolina A&T Aggies **
*Greensboro, NC

1/14/2017: v. Howard Bison **
*Princess Anne, MD

1/21/2017: @ Bethune-Cookman Wildcats **
*Daytona Beach, FL

1/23/2017: @ Florida A&M Rattlers **
*Tallahassee, FL

1/28/2017: v. South Carolina State Bulldogs **
*Princess Anne, MD

1/30/2017: v. Savannah State Tigers **
*Princess Anne, MD

2/1/2017: @ Hampton Pirates **
*Hampton, VA

2/4/2017: v. Coppin State Eagles **
*Princess Anne, MD

2/11/2017: @ Norfolk State Spartans **
*Norfolk, VA

2/13/2017: v. Bethune-Cookman Wildcats **
*Princess Anne, MD

2/18/2017: v. North Carolina Central Eagles **
*Princess Anne, MD

2/20/2017: v. North Carolina A&T Aggies **
*Princess Anne, MD

2/25/2017: @ Delaware State Hornets **
*Dover, DE

2/27/2017: @ Howard Bison **
*Washington, DC

3/2/2017: v. Morgan State Bears **
*Princess Anne, MD

2016-17 Schedules: Alcorn State Braves

Despite the Alcorn State Braves being ineligible for post-season again in 2016-17 due to low APR scores, the effect that Head Coach Montez Robinson is having on the program has been strong from the outset of his tenure.
Despite the Alcorn State Braves being ineligible for post-season again in 2016-17 due to low APR scores, the effect that Head Coach Montez Robinson is having on the program has been strong from the outset of his tenure.

Alcorn State Braves

2015-16 Record: 15-15 (13-5 in SWAC; 2nd)
Key Returnees: Marquis Vance, Reginal Johnson
Key Departures: Tamarico Wilson, Malachy Onwudiegwu, Trey Brown, Patrick Onwenu
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2016-17 Schedules: North Texas Mean Green

In 2016-17, the North Texas Mean Green return 90% of their offensive production from a season ago, a group that Deckie Johnson, and the team's top three scorers overall.
In 2016-17, the North Texas Mean Green return 90% of their offensive production from a season ago, a group that includes senior Deckie Johnson, and the team’s top three scorers overall.

North Texas Mean Green

2015-16 Record: 12-20 (7-11 in Conference USA; Tied-9th)
Key Returnees: Jeremy Combs, J-Mychal Reese, Deckie Johnson, Ja’Michael Brown
Key Departures: Eric Katenda
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