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RECAP: South Florida Surrenders Halftime Lead, Fall to P.J. Dozier’s #16 South Carolina

TAMPA, Fla. — Jahmal McMurray has supplied life to the South Florida Bulls.

McMurray, who returned from suspension December 3, has added swagger, energy, and production to a USF squad who fell to Elon and Florida Atlantic in November.

Unfortunately, he wasn’t enough this afternoon.

“We got a little bit complacent,” said McMurray. “We didn’t come out with the fire that we did in the first half. [In] the second half, we have to continue to complete a full game.”

Faced with nationally ranked South Carolina, the Bulls relinquished a six-point halftime lead and were defeated, 77-66. A 9-0 Gamecocks’ second-half run propelled the SEC powerhouse ahead to stay. Continue reading RECAP: South Florida Surrenders Halftime Lead, Fall to P.J. Dozier’s #16 South Carolina

College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: SEC

After under-achieving in 2015-16 with Ben Simmons, the LSU Tigers will lean on Antonio Blakeney to lead them to a bounce-back year in 2016-17.
After under-achieving in 2015-16 with Ben Simmons, the LSU Tigers will lean on Antonio Blakeney to lead them to a bounce-back year in 2016-17.

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 Southeastern Conference. Continue reading College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: SEC

Top 100 Players in College Basketball for the 2016-17 Season

Kris Jenkins made the final basket in the 2015-16 season, sending VIllanova to the National Championship. With Ryan Arcidiacono gone, Jenkins becomes a big focal point for the Wildcats. Where does he rank in our list of Top 100 Players for the 2016-17 Season?
Kris Jenkins made the final basket in the 2015-16 season, sending Villanova to the National Championship. With Ryan Arcidiacono gone, Jenkins becomes a big focal point for the Wildcats. Where does he rank in our list of Top 100 Players for the 2016-17 Season?
The 2016-17 college basketball season is just around the corner, and the excitement is building with each passing day. More and more teams are releasing their schedules for the upcoming season, and some teams are on their preseason trips around the world.

With the current season in mind, we assembled our list of the Top 100 Players in College Basketball for the 2016-17 Season!

You’ll notice quickly that there are NO freshmen on the list. There’s one simple reason for that: they have yet to play a regular season game at the Division I level. They can’t be the best in college basketball when they haven’t yet played a game for their school.

The following 100 players are the top 100 returning players from across the country. They were evaluated on two fronts: their overall role on their respective team, and their statistical performances over their collegiate career.

Let us know your thoughts on the list, by either leaving a comment or letting us know on Twitter and Facebook!
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Top Five Transfers Eligible for the 2017-18 Season (So Far)

Guard Adonys Henriquez is trading in the gold and black of the UCF Knights for the blue and white of the Saint Louis Billikens.
Guard Adonys Henriquez is trading in the gold and black of the UCF Knights for the blue and white of the Saint Louis Billikens.

Each year, the number of the players on the transfer market is larger than the year before. Following the 2015-16 season, the list has continued to grow, even over a month after the Villanova Wildcatswere crowned the NCAA Champions.

Following the 2014-15 season, the transfer list ballooned to over 700 names. This year, things appear to be on their way past last year’s mark.

With the ever-increasing number of players on the list, it’s tough to keep track of who’s going where for the remainder of their careers. Some players are immediately eligible as graduate transfers, while others have to sit out a year due to transfer regulations, and it’s often tough to figure out who is in which category.

Below, we have listed our top five transfer players who have to sit out a year before suiting up for their new team for the 2017-18 season. The list is based off of the players who have committed so far, and will likely change as more players make their decisions.

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Delaware Transfer Kory Holden Commits to South Carolina

Former Delaware guard Kory Holden announced on Tuesday afternoon on Twitter that he was transferring to South Carolina.
Former Delaware guard Kory Holden announced on Tuesday afternoon on Twitter that he was transferring to South Carolina.

One of the more coveted transfers players following the 2015-16 college basketball season was guard Kory Holden. After lighting up the Colonial Athletic Association for the Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens for the past two years, it was time for a change.

After making his decision to transfer back in mid-March, following the end of his team’s season, several teams were chomping at the bit to get a visit from the guard to show him what they had to offer.

Holden garnered attention from several high-major programs since he announced his decision to transfer. Programs like the Maryland Terrapins and the Arizona Wildcats were known to have expressed a high level of interest for the guard’s services.

After over a month of deliberation and weighing his options, Holden took to Twitter on Tuesday afternoon to officially announce where he was transferring.

The rest of the SEC better keep an eye out, as Holden will be donning a South Carolina Gamecocks jersey.
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South Carolina Adds Another Top Recruit in Forward Sedee Keita

Class of 2016 power forward Sedee Keita has officially committed to South Carolina, giving Frank Martin and the Gamecocks another top-tier recruit in 2016-17.
Class of 2016 power forward Sedee Keita has officially committed to South Carolina, giving Frank Martin and the Gamecocks their first of what they hope will be many top-tier recruits in 2016-17.

Over the past few years, Frank Martin and his staff have done a tremendous job of attracting top-tier recruits to play at South Carolina.

Leading up to this season, the likes of five-star guard P.J. Dozier and four-star forwards Chris Silva and Eric Cobb all committed to play for the Gamecocks. In the Class of 2013, star guard Sindarius Thornwell opted to bring his talents to Columbia, SC, and has become a star on the national stage.

It’s worth noting that both Dozier and Thornwell were both ESPN Top 100 recruits in their respective recruiting classes. Thornwell was the 41st-ranked recruit in the Class of 2013 by ESPN, while Dozier was the 19th-ranked recruit in the Class of 2015 and will suit up alongside Thornwell this year.

In the Class of 2016, you can add another high-profile commit to Martin’s list. On Monday, power forward Sedee Keita officially committed to play for the Gamecocks. Continue reading South Carolina Adds Another Top Recruit in Forward Sedee Keita