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RECAP: Southeast Missouri State comes back to down Tennessee State in overtime, 78-75

Freshman Denzel Mahoney scored a game-high 34 points on Wednesday, but it was another freshman who came up big in the closing seconds of Southeast Missouri State's 78-75 win over Tennessee State in the OVC Tournament. (Source: SE Missouri State Basketball)
Freshman Denzel Mahoney scored a career-high 34 points on Wednesday, but it was another freshman who came up big in the closing seconds of Southeast Missouri State’s 78-75 win over Tennessee State in the OVC Tournament. (Source: SE Missouri State Basketball)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tahj Eaddy may only be a freshman, but he showed on Wednesday night that he is poised beyond his years.

In the Music City, the Ohio Valley Conference tournament opened up with a match-up featuring the Tennessee State Tigers and the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks.

Despite both teams boasting a high-profile senior guard, in Tahjere McCall for the Tigers and Antonius Cleveland for the Redhawks, two freshmen stole the show in the end. The veterans played a big role in the outcome, but ultimately it came to one big shot from a first-year player to give his team the win.

Tennessee State led by as many as 14 points early in the second half, but a 17-5 run brought the Redhawks back into the game, and they would keep the momentum going the rest of the way. Continue reading RECAP: Southeast Missouri State comes back to down Tennessee State in overtime, 78-75

College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: Ohio Valley

Evan Bradds had the top field goal percentage in the nation last season, and while his numbers are sure to drop slightly, the Belmont Bruins will be the top team in the Ohio Valley Conference due to his talents.
Evan Bradds had the top field goal percentage in the nation last season, and while his numbers are sure to drop slightly, the Belmont Bruins will be the top team in the Ohio Valley Conference due to his talents.

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 Ohio Valley Conference. Continue reading College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: Ohio Valley

Non-Power Five Guards Who Will Be Household Names in 2016-17: Seniors, Part Two

Dedrick Basile was the talk of the town last March when he hit a buzzer-beater t osend the Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners to the NCAA Tournament. This season, he's one of ten senior guards who will be household names all year long. (Source: Tom Pennington - Getty Images)
Dedrick Basile was the talk of the town last March when he hit a buzzer-beater t osend the Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners to the NCAA Tournament. This season, he’s one of ten senior guards who will be household names all year long. (Source: Tom Pennington – Getty Images)

With over 5,200 players slated to play collegiate basketball in Division I this season, there are talented players from coast to coast. Some of them are household names, while there are plenty of players who people haven’t heard of, but are demanding of your attention.

The majority of fans tend to focus on the power five conferences, turning a blind eye to the smaller programs. When you dig deeper, you’ll see that the non-power five schools have players who could just as easily play for a power conference program.

When it comes to senior guards in the NCAA, there are talented players from coast to coast. With so many players, it was nearly impossible to cut the list down to just 10 players without leaving star-calibre players off the list.

So, just like the folks over at The Hoops Column did with their lists of Non-Power Five Guards (Part 1Part 2Part 3) and Forwards (Part 1), we have broken the senior guards up into three parts.

Each will have 10 senior guards who will become household names in 2016-17, along with five others to keep a flag on as the season progresses.

**Note: Justin Robinson burst onto the scene last season, and Quinton Hooker was named the CCR Player of the Year. Both didn’t make the list, as we feel that they are already household names on a much larger scale than some of the other senior guards.** Continue reading Non-Power Five Guards Who Will Be Household Names in 2016-17: Seniors, Part Two

CCR Top Three Individual Performances in College Basketball for November 13th

Mississippi State senior big man Gavin Ware stuffed the stat sheet on opening to help Mississippi State knock off Eastern Washington. Was his performance good enough for the top spot in the top three individual performances?
Mississippi State senior big man Gavin Ware stuffed the stat sheet on opening to help Mississippi State knock off Eastern Washington. Was his performance good enough for the top spot in the top three individual performances?

The 2015-16 college basketball regular season is finally here! With over 150 games on opening night alone, it has set us up well for another remarkable and memorable season as we march towards the ultimate goal of the NCAA Championship in Houston.

Each day, we will hand out some awards for the top three individual performances from the night before. Opening night saw its fair share of big time individual performances that were critical in the wins for their respective teams.

Here are the top three individual performances for opening night, November 13th!
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2015-16 College Basketball Previews: Tennessee State Tigers

Second-year head coach Dana Ford will have his work cut out for him again in 2015-16, trying to rebuild the Tennessee State Tigers after back-to-back five win seasons.
Second-year head coach Dana Ford will have his work cut out for him again in 2015-16, trying to rebuild the Tennessee State Tigers after back-to-back five win seasons.

For the past few years, the Ohio Valley Conference has been dominated by four programs: Belmont, Murray State, Eastern Kentucky, and Morehead State. No matter what happens in the conference, those four programs always seem to be at or near the top.

One team looking to get back into contention is Tennessee State. The Tigers are coming off back-to-back dismal seasons, in which they won five games in each year. In 2014-15, the Tigers had a new head coach in Dana Ford, and a new sense of excitement around the program. However, the level of excitement was never reached, and the team is still in a rebuilding mode.

Heading into 2015-16, the Tigers are looking for any positive momentum that they can translate into future success down the road. How will the Tigers bounce back after another dismal season? What will we see from the Tigers on offense this season, with key starters and an impact transfer becoming eligible in the second half of the season?ge

Plenty of questions surround the Tennessee State Tigers as they head into the 2015-16 campaign. Have a read to see what they’ll bring to the hardwood this year, and what one can expect from the Tigers.
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