2017-18 College Basketball Early Season Tournaments, Events, And Neutral-Site Games--Blogging The Bracket
2K Classic Benefitting Wounded Warrior ProjectCollege notes: Detroit Mercy hoops to visit UCLA--Detroit News
Nov. 10, 21, 22, 24: Campus sites
Nov. 16-17: New York (Hosts’ Championship Rounds)
Nov. 18-19: Nashville (Visitors’ Subregional Rounds)
Visitors’ Semifinals (Nov. 18, Matchups TBA)
Belmont Bruins (OVC, host)
Detroit-Mercy Titans (Horizon)
Houston Baptist Huskies (Southland)
Seattle Redhawks (WAC)
Visitors’ Finals (Nov. 19)
Regional Round Games
Nov. 10: Houston Baptist at Providence; Detroit-Mercy at Virginia Tech; Seattle at Saint Louis; Belmont at Washington
Nov. 21: Houston Baptist at Virginia Tech
Nov. 22: Belmont at Providence; Detroit-Mercy at Saint Louis
Nov. 24: Seattle at Washington
Nov. TBA: Bahamas (Varsity Insider via Twitter)
Quarterfinals (Nov. TBA, Matchups TBA)
Bradley Braves (MVC)
Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (Sun Belt)
Duquesne Dukes (A 10)
Northern Kentucky Norse (Horizon)
UTSA Roadrunners (C-USA)
Vermont Catamounts (AE)
Weber State Wildcats (Big Sky)
Semifinals (Nov. TBA)
Consolation Semifinals (Nov. TBA)
Finals (Nov. TBA)
HoopHall Miami Invitational
Nov. 17, 18, 20-22, 24, 28, 30, Dec. 2: Campus sites (Syracuse)
Dec. 2: Miami
Nov. 17 or 18: Texas Southern Tigers (SWAC) at Syracuse Orange (ACC)
Nov. 18: Oakland Golden Grizzlies (Horizon) at Toledo Rockets (MAC)
Nov. 20: Oakland at Syracuse
Nov. 21: Texas Southern Tigers at Kansas Jayhawks (Big 12)
Nov. 22: Toledo at Syracuse
Nov. 24: Oakland at Kansas
Nov. 28: Toledo at Kansas
Nov. 30: Texas Southern at Oakland
Dec. 2: Texas Southern at Toledo
Dec. 2 (at Miami): Kansas vs. Syracuse; Miami vs. Princeton (non-exempt)
Adolph Rupp Classic
Nov. 16, 17, 20, 22, 26: Campus sites (Kentucky; UIC)
Nov. 16: Delaware State Hornets (MEAC) at UIC Flames (Horizon)
Nov. 17: ETSU Buccaneers (SoCon) at Kentucky Wildcats (SEC)
Nov. 18: Fort Wayne Mastodons (Summit) at UIC
Nov. 20: Troy Trojans (Sun Belt) at Kentucky
Nov. 22: IPFW at Kentucky
Nov. 26: UIC at Kentucky
Nov 29: UIC at Troy
Nov. TBA: Campus sites (The D1 Docket via Twitter)
Central Connecticut State Blue Devils (NEC)
Cleveland State Vikings (Horizon)
Coppin State Eagles (MEAC)
East Carolina Pirates (American)
Rutgers Scarlet Knights (Big Ten)
Sanford Pentagon Showcase
Nov. 20-21: Campus sites
Nov. 24-26: Sioux Falls, S.D.
Nov. 20: Blue Mountain Toppers (NAIA, SSAC) at Southern Mississippi
Nov. 21 : Northern New Mexico Eagles (NAIA, Independent) at Northern Colorado; Westminster Titans (DIII, PAC) at Youngstown State
South Dakota Coyotes (Summit) vs. Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles (C-USA), 6:30 p.m.
Northern Colorado Bears (Big Sky) vs. Youngstown State Penguins (Horizon), approx. 9 p.m.
Youngstown State vs. Southern Mississippi, 5 p.m.
South Dakota vs. Northern Colorado, approx. 7:30 p.m.
Northern Colorado vs. Southern Miss, 12 p.m.
Youngstown State vs. South Dakota, approx. 2:30 p.m.
Dec. 18: Detroit (Oakland)
Michigan vs. Detroit-Mercy, 5:30 p.m.
Michigan State vs. Oakland, approx. 8 p.m.
Detroit Mercy Athletics Wins Another Michigan Emmy--detroittitans.com
Willie Green Adds To Detroit Mercy’s NBA Championship History--detroittitans.com
Titan Duo Inducted Into Detroit Catholic League Hall of Fame--detroittitans.com
Butler set to hire LaVall Jordan to be new head coach--College Basketball Talk
College basketball coaching changes tracker: Milwaukee's LaVall Jordan to Butler--CBS Sports
Milwaukee PanthersLavall Jordan set to be named head coach at Butler--Mid-Major Madness
Out: LaVall Jordan
Jordan leaves for Butler, meaning the Panthers are looking for a new coach two years in a row. Milwaukee is a top-three job in the Horizon League. Jordan's replacement could come from in-house -- assistant Todd Townshend -- or the school could look to hire a big-time assistant from the Midwest at a major program now.
Milwaukee basketball is at a tipping point--Mid-Major Madness
UWM's LaVall Jordan accepts Butler coaching job--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
LaVall Jordan to leave Milwaukee for Butler--UWM Post
My Short List--PantherU
UW-Milwaukee To Begin Search For New Men’s Basketball Head Coach--mkepanthers.com
NBA Mock Draft 2017: Luke Kennard makes big jump, goes to Kings at No. 10--CBS Sports
MagicBest-case scenarios for the top mid-major draft prospects--Mid-Major Madness
Alec Peters, PF, Valparaiso
Peters, like Monk, could add a shooter to Orlando's roster. He shot 41.6 percent from 3-point range in his four-year career at Valpo.
Alec Peters - PF, ValparaisoNBA Mock Draft 2017: Fultz still goes No. 1, but to Sixers in blockbuster--CBS Sports
Best Case: Houston Rockets
The best thing that Peters can bring to a team is his ability to shoot from the perimeter and get to the free throw line. It would seem that Peters and the Houston Rockets, a team that preaches efficiency with three-point shots and free throws, would be a match made in heaven. His best bet at sticking in the league is to essentially become a three-point specialist and be a threat from the perimeter. With the Rockets, Peters could provide a solid option for their bench units, and could learn how to fill the role from one of the best stretch 4s in the league, Ryan Anderson. If he’s still on the board at the No. 43 pick, Peters could be an option for the Rockets.
23. RaptorsValparaiso's Luke Gore, Micah Bradford, Derrik Smits grow on European trip--Post-Tribune
Alec Peters, PF, Valparaiso
Peters was one of college basketball's top shooters last season, with a remarkable 60.4 percent true shooting percentage. As the best player in the Horizon League last season, teams ganged up on Peters, so ignore his 36.3 percent from 3-point land and look at his previous two seasons, where he shot 46.6 and 44 percent from three respectively. Is he going to be a star? No. He's far from the "elite NBA athlete" level. But shooting like he does -- and being able to score from all over the court -- means he'll be able to be a productive player in this league for a long time.
NKU Norse give John Brannen new four-year contract--Cincinnati Enquirer
Brannen signs contract extension with NKU--The Northernwer
Northern Kentucky University announces new contract for head coach Brannen--nkunorse.com
Calhoun, YSU staff tutor kids in camp--Youngstown Vindicator
Davidson returning to YSU women’s program--Youngstown Vindicator
Courtney Davidson Returns to YSU as Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach--ysusports.com