Friday had a little bit of everything in the college basketball world.
From semi-finals of the Gildan Charleston Classic and the Tire Pros Invitational, to the Michigan Wolverines routing the SMU Mustangs to win the 2K Classic at Madison Square Garden, there was plenty of high-quality basketball on display all day long.
In terms of individual performances, Friday was all about the juniors, as several carried their teams to victory.
We are almost a week into the 2016-17 regular season, and there have been a slew of memorable games and individual performances. If this keeps up, the rest of the season will be rather exciting.
Tuesday night saw several marquee match-ups gain the headlines before, and after, the teams took to the court. From the Kentucky Wildcats and Michigan State Spartans to the Duke Blue Devils and Kansas Jayhawks, to the ESPN Tip-Off Marathon and everything in between, several players stood out above the rest all across the nation.
What a way to kick off the 2016-17 regular season!
On Saturday, fans everywhere were still in a bit of shock in terms of what they saw on Friday. Some teams were still celebrating program-defining wins, including the Wagner Seahawks, Albany Great Danes, and Nicholls State Colonels.
Some power conference teams were left looking for answers as to what went wrong on opening day, trying to correct any mistakes before their next game.
Saturday was a much quieter day in terms of games as opposed to Friday, but there were still some memorable moments out there, which included some big-time individual performances across the country.
All three of the Three Stars for November 12th put together some impressive shooting performances, as all three finished their respective games with a shooting percentage of 48% or better.
As of 12:00pm EST on Friday, November 11th, college basketball was officially back!
A slew of games headlined the slate on opening day, with several big-time match-ups taking place across the country.
We saw some monumental upsets (Wagner Seahawks), some programs notching their first wins against certain power conferences (Albany Great Danes), and several teams hold down their home courts against high quality opponents to bolster potential NCAA Tournament resumes.
There were also a plethora of big-time individual performaces across the country. New this season, we will be identifying our Three Stars after each night’s games.
These are open for debate, as everyone can make the case for certain players across the country.