Most of the region's teams are halfway through the season as conference play begins again for everyone. I recapped the region's holiday tournaments as well as 2017's opening week of basketball. Hope, Alma, and Calvin opened up MIAA play with 2 wins, but the OAC and PAC conferences were thrusts into chaos up top as some of the favorites were toppled. Denison stayed on cruise control as they took down Ohio Wesleyan this week opening up a two game lead in the NCAC. This week in the interview corner is a Hope double feature as Head Coach Greg Mitchell (33:09) and SR Harrison Blackledge (47:19) join me to talk Flying Dutchman basketball. All this and more in another hour of Great Lakes basketball talk.