The 2018 Great Lakes Invitational is upon us and a great 2 days of basketball is set to descend upon the DeVos Fieldhouse on the campus of Hope College. I previewed the event and highlighted the best match-up of the event. Conference play for 2018 is nearly behind us as teams start to make their way across the country to play holiday tournaments. I reset all the conference races in this week's Around the Region segment and discuss the best holiday tournaments to keep an eye on over the next couple of weeks. Joining me this week in the Coaches Corner is La Roche's Hermie Carmichael (21:02). We talked about how his Redhawks are following up last year's AMCC regular season and tournament championships and the challenge and opportunity ahead of them this week at the Great Lakes Invitational. All of this and more in another hour of Great Lakes discussion!