ORLANDO, Fla. — Faced with their first real conference test, the UCF Knights (11-3, 2-0) obliterated Temple (9-6, 0-2), 77-53. Senior Matt Williams and sophomore Tacko Fall led the charge with 17 points apiece.
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.
Fran Dunphy’s Temple Owls put together one heck of a season in 2014-15, culminating with a trip to Madison Square Gardens in the semi-finals of the NIT Tournament. They were one of the teams “snubbed” of an NCAA Tournament berth, but they made the most of their trip to the NIT.
In 2015-16, the road to repeating their performance from the season prior will be tough. With teams like Connecticut reloading with talent, and the conference getting better as a whole, Temple will see tougher tests on a consistent basis.
How will the Owls fare after last season’s success? How will Dunphy and the coaching staff manage expectations and keep the team focused on the games at hand? Only time will tell how this season plays out for Temple.
In the 2014-15 season, the attention was on the U.S. Naval Academy when the season opened. The Navy Midshipmen hosted the inaugural Veterans Classic on their home floor, welcoming the Michigan State Spartans, Tennessee Volunteers, and VCU Rams to take part in the festivities.
The Midshipmen took on Michigan State, and gave the nationally-ranked Spartans all they could handle. The Spartans were able to squeak out a 64 – 59 victory. In the other game, the Tennessee Volunteers couldn’t keep up with the Rams of VCU, falling 85 – 69.
If fans thought that last year’s field was packed with talent, they must be very excited for what’s coming their way in 2015-16. The field for the 2015 Veterans Classic was released on Monday, and it’s one that you’ll want to keep an eye on. Continue reading The 2015 Veterans Classic Field is Set→
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