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Star-Studded Affair Set for the 2018 Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational

Continental Tire LV Invitational 2018
The 2018 Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational will feature four of the nation’s top programs, bringing exciting basketball to Sin City early in 2018-19. (Source: Michigan State Athletics) (Header: Lansing State Journal)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — It’s only fitting that four of the biggest programs in all of college basketball ascend on Sin City for a two-day event.

During the 2018-19 season, that’s exactly what will happen at the 18th annual Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational. The event will take place over Thanksgiving on November 22nd and 23rd at the Orleans Arena. The ‘city that never sleeps’ will give its residents and visitors alike another attraction to enjoy for two days.

On Thursday, the field for the 2018 edition of the event was released, and it will be a star-studded affair to say the least. Four of the nation’s biggest programs will bring their talents to Las Vegas for the event.

The Michigan State Spartans, Texas Longhorns, UCLA Bruins, and North Carolina Tar Heels will all vie for the tournament title when the time rolls around. They will also be looking to bolster their tournament resumes with some quality wins early on in the season.

Here’s an early look at all four teams in the event heading into next season. Continue reading Star-Studded Affair Set for the 2018 Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational

Notre Dame and UCLA Renew Basketball Series Starting In 2018

NCAA Basketball: Duke at Notre Dame
Head Coach Mike Brey and his team during a timeout vs. the Duke Blue Devils. Credit: UND.com

A few days ago it was announced that the Notre Dame Fighting Irish will be renewing their rivalry with the UCLA Bruins in a home and home game series starting in 2018 and continuing in 2019.

The ‘Golden Domers’ will travel to Los Angeles for the first matchup in 2018, while the Bruins will come to South Bend for the second game in 2019.

Notre Dame and UCLA have not played each other since 2009 in which the Irish came out victorious, winning 84-73.

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College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: Pac-12

Chris Boucher is one of four Oregon players to be named to the All-Pac 12 teams. (Source: Adam Eberhardt - Emerald)
Chris Boucher is one of four Oregon players to be named to the All-Pac 12 teams. (Source: Adam Eberhardt – Emerald)

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 Pac-12 Conference. Continue reading College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: Pac-12

Top 100 Players in College Basketball for the 2016-17 Season

Kris Jenkins made the final basket in the 2015-16 season, sending VIllanova to the National Championship. With Ryan Arcidiacono gone, Jenkins becomes a big focal point for the Wildcats. Where does he rank in our list of Top 100 Players for the 2016-17 Season?
Kris Jenkins made the final basket in the 2015-16 season, sending Villanova to the National Championship. With Ryan Arcidiacono gone, Jenkins becomes a big focal point for the Wildcats. Where does he rank in our list of Top 100 Players for the 2016-17 Season?
The 2016-17 college basketball season is just around the corner, and the excitement is building with each passing day. More and more teams are releasing their schedules for the upcoming season, and some teams are on their preseason trips around the world.

With the current season in mind, we assembled our list of the Top 100 Players in College Basketball for the 2016-17 Season!

You’ll notice quickly that there are NO freshmen on the list. There’s one simple reason for that: they have yet to play a regular season game at the Division I level. They can’t be the best in college basketball when they haven’t yet played a game for their school.

The following 100 players are the top 100 returning players from across the country. They were evaluated on two fronts: their overall role on their respective team, and their statistical performances over their collegiate career.

Let us know your thoughts on the list, by either leaving a comment or letting us know on Twitter and Facebook!
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2016-17 Schedules: UCLA Bruins

The 2015-16 season was a rough one for Bryce Alford and the UCLA Bruins. In 2016-17, the senior guard will look to lead the Bruins back into contention in the Pac-12, and will have a strong recruiting class to bolster the roster. (Source: USA Today Sports)
The 2015-16 season was a rough one for Bryce Alford and the UCLA Bruins. In 2016-17, the senior guard will look to lead the Bruins back into contention in the Pac-12, and will have a strong recruiting class to bolster the roster. (Source: USA Today Sports)

Simply put, the 2015-16 season didn’t go as planned for the UCLA Bruins, as they struggled to a 10th-place finish in the Pac-12 regular season standings.

Fans have made last season a distant memory, and are getting excited about the upcoming 2016-17 season. It’s tough to blame them, as the Bruins have a healthy combination of youth and experience this season, with talent all over the roster.

Returnees like Bryce AlfordAaron Holiday, and Thomas Welsh provide experience and leadership, along with offensive and defensive contributions. Then, add in freshmen like point guard Lonzo Ball, who is one of three top 100 recruits to commit to UCLA this season, and who is also the top point guard in the class of 2016, and the Bruins have a ton of talent at their disposal.

Their top two scorers return from last year’s team, while four players in total are back who averaged double-digit points per game a year ago. Expect UCLA to make a big jump back up the conference standings this season.

A strong non-conference schedule, highlighted by tough match-ups against power conference opponents, will show fans early on what this year’s team is all about.
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CCR Top Three Individual Performances in College Basketball for December 3rd

The UT-Arlington Mavericks burst onto the scene this season with wins over Memphis and Ohio State, and Kevin Hervey is a big reason for their success. Another big performance on Thursday night of 20 points, 15 rebounds and 7 assists led the Mavericks to a big home win over North Texas.
The UT-Arlington Mavericks burst onto the scene this season with wins over Memphis and Ohio State, and Kevin Hervey is a big reason for their success. Another big performance on Thursday night of 20 points, 15 rebounds and 7 assists led the Mavericks to a big home win over North Texas.

The 2015-16 college basketball regular season is in full swing, and what a season it has been already. Night in and night out, any team is truly capable of knocking off anyone, making the season that much more exciting. Upsets have been aplenty this season, and more are bound to come over the course of the 2015-16 season.

Each day, we will hand out some awards for the top three individual performances from the night before. They could be freshmen or experienced seniors, and they could come from the smallest mid-major programs or the top teams in the country. Each night, there are big performances that are critical for their respective teams.

Here are the top three individual performances for Thursday, December 3rd! Continue reading CCR Top Three Individual Performances in College Basketball for December 3rd