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Second Half Run Propels Bethune-Cookman to 86-80 Win Over South Carolina State

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Shawntrez Davis posted 17 points and 12 rebounds on Wednesday night for his eighth double-double of the season. (Source: Bethune-Cookman Athletics) (Header: Bethune-Cookman Athletics)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — They had to sweat it out a little bit, but the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats opened the 2018 calendar year on the right foot with an 86-80 win over the visiting South Carolina State Bulldogs in the MEAC opener for both teams.

Wednesday night was a game of runs for both teams, as South Carolina State used a 14-5 run to close the first half to take a 10-point lead into the break. Then, in the second frame, Bethune-Cookman used a 13-0 run to claw their way back before the midway point to make things interesting.

From there, things were back and forth before Jeffrey Altidort put the home side ahead for good with under five minutes to play. Altidort’s three pointer with 4:53 left on the clock gave the Wildcats a 72-71 lead, and they wouldn’t trail the rest of the way.

Bethune-Cookman put an end to their four game losing streak with the six point win on their home court to ring in the New Year in proper fashion. Continue reading Second Half Run Propels Bethune-Cookman to 86-80 Win Over South Carolina State

Bethune-Cookman Basketball: Previewing the South Carolina State Bulldogs

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Janai Raynor-Powell and the South Carolina State Bulldogs look to end a two-game skid when they visit the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats on Wednesday night in the MEAC opener for both programs. (Source: The Times and Democrat) (Header: Bethune-Cookman Athletics)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The 2017 calendar year is nothing but a distant memory.

With 2018 now in full swing, both the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats and the South Carolina State Bulldogs are hoping that the New Year brings with it new fortunes on the hardwood. Both teams struggled to close out 2017 and non-conference play, and they are hoping that they can get back on the right track in the New Year.

The Wildcats lost four straight games to close out the year, and have lost six of their last seven outings overall. As for the Bulldogs, they come into Wednesday night riding a two game losing streak of their own following a two game winning streak, and are hoping to get back to their winning ways.

With the match-up marking the start of MEAC play for both teams, there’s no better time than right now to get a win and build some momentum as the grind of conference play gets under way.

Here’s what you need to know in advance of Wednesday’s tilt between South Carolina State and Bethune-Cookman.  Continue reading Bethune-Cookman Basketball: Previewing the South Carolina State Bulldogs

College Court Report 2017-18 Preseason Awards: Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

Zaynah Robinson is one of several players who could win MEAC Player of the Year come the end of the 2017-18 season.

CANMORE, Alta. — The 2017-18 season tips off on November 10th, which means the final month without college basketball is finally upon us.

Fans all across the country are gearing up for another exciting college basketball season, and with the recent scandal involving the FBI and several power conference programs across the NCAA, the level of anticipation is through the roof.

Conference preview pieces are starting to circulate from various media outlets, and conferences are hosting their annual media days and announcing their preseason polls and award winners. It’s always interesting to see how coaches and media rank teams in their respective conferences.

With the season right around the corner, we are starting to release our Preseason Player of the Year awards for each conference, along with three All-Conference teams. Picked at random, we will release two sets of awards each day.

Year after year, the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference often gets overlooked by media and fans alike. However, when you look at the 13 teams that make up the conference, there are talented players all across the league, with the vast majority of players going underappreciated outside of their school fan bases.

In 2017-18, the conference is loaded with a plethora of talented guards, as evident by our Preseason All-MEAC teams.

Below, you can find our pick for Preseason MEAC Player of the Year, and our All-MEAC teams!

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Monday’s in the MEAC: Teams face tough non-conference slates, North Carolina Central reloads, and more

LeVelle Moton has reloaded the North Carolina Central Eagles for 2017-18, as they aim to defend their MEAC title. (Source: Alchetron)

CALGARY, Alta. — Another Monday has arrived, and with it comes more news from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.

The 2017-18 season is another week closer, and things are slowly starting to fall into place for teams all across the country. Schedules are coming out, and we are getting a clearer picture as to how things will play out as the road to March Madness gets underway on November 10th.

A quiet week on the recruiting trail for the MEAC doesn’t mean there’s nothing to talk about.

From an intriguing home-and-home series to the defending champions reloading their roster, here’s how things are shaping up for the 2017-18 campaign.
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Mondays in the MEAC: Non-Conference schedules take shape across the board, while transfers make their moves

Jordan Potts and the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats will take on their fair share of power conference teams in non-conference action this season. Can they pull off any upsets? (Source: Bethune-Cookman Men’s Basketball)

CALGARY, Alta. — With each passing day, the excitement continues to build for the upcoming 2017-18 season.

It’s no secret that the MEAC isn’t one of the top conferences in the NCAA. Constantly mocked on social media as being the lowest-rated conference in the nation, the impression of the conference isn’t where it should be, outside of the teams in the conference itself.

That’s one of the main reasons we chose to cover the conference. We are trying to change the perception of the league through shining a bright light on the coaches, players, and teams that it has to offer.

This past week was a relatively quiet week in and around the MEAC. The non-conference schedules are starting to fill out for each team, while there were two big moves on the transfer market.

Here’s what you may have missed in the MEAC from the past seven days.
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Ten players to know for the 2017-18 season: Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

Florida A&M’s Marcus Barham is just one of ten players who you should get to know from the MEAC in advance of the 2017-18 season. (Source: Tallahassee Democrat)

CALGARY, Alta. — The 2017 NBA Draft is coming up in just over a week, which means it’s time to start looking towards the 2017-18 college basketball season.

The off-season following the 2016-17 season has been a hectic one, to say the least. Hundreds of players have changed programs, while a couple hundred still haven’t made their transfer decisions. There have been several key coaching changes, with the most recent one being Chris Holtmann to the Ohio State Buckeyes, and then LaVall Jordan to the Butler Bulldogs.

With all of the changes that have happened, it’s tough to keep up with everything. Which is why, over the next month or so, we are going to be highlighting ten players to watch in each conference for the upcoming season.

From the power conferences, down to the lowest of the low-majors, we will look at each and every conference and highlight players who are set to become household names this year.

Up first, we visit a conference that is one of our personal favourites: the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.

Last season, several youngsters emerged onto the scene as bonafide stars in their first year in Division I. Add them to a healthy dose of experienced players, and there’s a ton of talent from top to bottom in the MEAC in 2017-18.

Here are ten players from the MEAC to take note of in advance of the 2017-18 season.
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