The 2015-16 college basketball regular season is finally here, and what an opening weekend we had! There were plenty of upsets, overtime contests, and a ton of must-see team and individual performances. If this is any indication, we are in for one heck of a season.
Each day, we will hand out some awards for the top three individual performances from the night before. The first Sunday of the season didn’t have as much excitement as the first two days of the year, but it still had its fair share of big performances as some teams were looking for their first win of the campaign..
Here are the top three individual performances for Sunday, November 15th!
The Chattanooga Mocs are coming off a heartbreak ending to what was an impressive 2014-15 campaign overall. The team won an impressive 22 games overall, and 15 in conference play, but couldn’t translate that into post-season success.
In 2015-16, the Mocs will be under the guidance of a new bench boss, and will look to make a climb to the top of the Southern Conference. With an experienced roster full of upperclassmen, including their projected starting lineup, the time is now for the Mocs to take the next step.
Last season, the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks had one of their best seasons on the hardwood. The 2014-15 edition of the Hawks compiled an 18 – 15 record overall, and advanced to the 2015 CollegeInsider.Com Tournament due to their strong play in MEAC action.
New head coach Bobby Collins turned around the program in just one season, but the 2015-16 season will provide the second-year bench boss with a tougher challenge.
Stars like Ishaq Pitt, Devon Walker, and Mike Myers, Jr are all graduated, which means the program is without two of its top three scorers. Devin Martin is back to lead the charge, but he will need support from others on his team to keep the Hawks in contention in the MEAC.
One player who was expected to step up and take on a bigger role in 2015-16 was Iman Johnson. However, the forward decided to graduate from Maryland-Eastern Shore and hit the transfer market.