Conference play is off and running for 5 of the 6 conferences in the Great Lakes Region and teams begin the jostling of positions as we head towards February. Nobody in the region had a better week than Marietta basketball. Wins over #7 Wittenberg and OAC favorite John Carroll have the Pioneers feeling good as we head towards the holidays. La Roche took Round 1 against Penn St.-Behrend in Pittsburgh this week and has the early inside track in the AMCC. I wrap us the rest the teams and conferences in this week's Around the Region segment. Joining me this week in the Coaches Corner is Franciscan head coach Joe Wallace (24:25). A program only 10 years out from it's rebirth, the Barons are off to their best D3 start in history. I talked to Coach Wallace about the success they've had thus far this year, as well as the plan to continuing to grow this program into an AMCC force.