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Hawai’i Warriors Men’s Basketball Notebook – July 20th

Former Montana assistant coach Marlon Stewart (left) has been added to Eran Ganot’s staff at Hawai’i. (Source: Montana Athletics)

Honolulu, HI. — It has been a whirlwind for the ‘ohana over in Honolulu these past couple of weeks, as the preparation for the upcoming 2017-18 season is in full swing.

From former players taking part in the NBA Summer League, to the program landing a ‘big’ commitment, a lot has happened surrounding the Hawai’i Warriors. Continue reading Hawai’i Warriors Men’s Basketball Notebook – July 20th

Hawai’i Warriors 2017-18 Season Preview

With Noah Allen having graduated, look for Jack Purchase to play a big role for Hawaii in 2017-18. (Source: KHON2)

Honolulu, HI — The Warriors of Hawai’i went 14-16 overall, and 8-8 in Big West conference play last season.  They finished off the season on a three game losing and streak and lost to the Long Beach State 49ers, 73-62, in the quarterfinals of the Big West conference tournament.

Head Coach Eran Ganot and his staff will have a tough task in front of them this upcoming season, as they will have to replace the team’s leading scorer in Noah Allen and replace one of their own in assistant Chris Acker. Continue reading Hawai’i Warriors 2017-18 Season Preview

Cornell Showing Mixed Results in 2016-17, But Still Reason for Optimism

Matt Morgan (10) scored 34 points in Cornell's first win of the season, an 82-75 decision over Lafayette.
Matt Morgan (10) scored 34 points in Cornell’s second win of the season, an 80-77 decision over Northeastern.

In this year of transition for the Cornell Big Red, the young team has produced mixed results thus far.

With the semester’s finals week upon them, the players have reached the quarter point of their season. Inconsistent play has been the team’s Achilles heel and has limited them to a 2-5 start. Continue reading Cornell Showing Mixed Results in 2016-17, But Still Reason for Optimism

College Court Report Team of the Week: Arkansas State Red Wolves

After a perfect 4-0 week, the Arkansas State Red Wolves have reason to celebrate moving forwards in 2016-17. (Source: Mitchell Layton - Arkansas State Athletics)
After a perfect 4-0 week, the Arkansas State Red Wolves have reason to celebrate moving forwards in 2016-17. (Source: Mitchell Layton – Arkansas State Athletics)

We’re barely into the second week of the 2016-17 season, but we have already seen our fair share of surprises.

Several teams have been pleasant surprises to open the year, as well.

The Michigan Wolverines rolled past both the Marquette Golden Eagles and the SMU Mustangs at the 2K Classic inside Madison Square Garden. With their big week, the Wolverines made their debut in the top 25 rankings on Monday, coming in at #20.

Another team who has been impressive to start the season is sitting at a perfect 5-0. The South Alabama Jaguars won all three games on their home court in the Red Diamond Roundball Classic over the weekend, tying the best start to a season in school history.

However, there was one team who had a better week than both the Wolverines and Jaguars, based on the number of games played in a short period of time and the level of competition.

After completing a perfect 4-0 week, one that included a championship at the mainland Maui Jim Maui Invitational, the Arkansas State Red Wolves are the inaugural winners of the College Court Report Team of the Week award!
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2015-16 Year in Review: Back to the Drawing Board for the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks

Senior forward Dominique Elliott and the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks took a step backwards after their breakout campaign in 2014-15. (Source: UMES Sports Information)
Senior forward Dominique Elliott and the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks took a step backwards after their breakout campaign in 2014-15. (Source: UMES Sports Information)

The success for the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks during the 2014-15 season was well-documented. Their 18-wins were more than they had in the previous three years combined, and they were invited to the 2015 CollegeInsider.com Tournament.

Their success led to an increase in optimism heading into the 2015-16 campaign, which was Bobby Collins‘ second as the head coach of the team. Forward Michael Myers, a CCR Mid-Major All-American following the 2014-15 season, was the only notable player to be gone from the roster. So, the Hawks were flying high in advance of the 2015-16 season.

What goes up, must come down.

Instead of building off of their success, the Hawks fell flat in 2015-16, struggling out of the gate and never being able to recreate the magic from the previous year. The Hawks won just once in their first 11 games, and were never able to dig themselves out of the hole they dug for themselves.

After taking a step backwards this past season, the Hawks must return to the drawing board and get ready for the 2016-17 season. Even with the struggles of this past year, there is still reason to believe the Hawks can contend for a MEAC title in the coming years. Continue reading 2015-16 Year in Review: Back to the Drawing Board for the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks