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All-MET Award Winners Announced

The Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association announced the winners of their Division I basketball awards today and in general the voters, of which I’m one, seem to have done a credible job.

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Wrapping Up The 2014-15 Season

NJIT’s loss to Northern Arizona last night in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament semifinals brings the games portion of the 2014-15 college basketball season here at Big Apple Buckets to a close.

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Andy Toole Passes On Fordham

It seemed too good to be true. Andy Toole fresh off an NCAA tournament appearance with Robert Morris was going to come to the Bronx and resurrect the Fordham program.

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My All-Metropolitan Ballot

The All-Metropolitan Men’s Basketball ballots were due yesterday. I’m a big fan of transparency, so for that reason I’m posting my full ballot here.

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Fordham head coach Tom Pecora hopes his young team will grow during A-10 play.

Tom Pecora Out At Fordham

The coaching carousel has hit the New York City metro area. Tom Pecora was “relieved of his duties” as head coach today according to a Fordham University press release.

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NCAA Tournament Picks

I solicited NCAA tournament picks from our writers. Thus far four of us have been bold enough to share. If I get more I’ll add them here.

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NIT Bracketology: The Final Edition

The NIT bracket looks sealed after UConn’s loss in the American Athletic Conference final. The Huskies look like they’ll be playing at home again soon though.

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Three Questions For The NIT Selection Committee

If I had a Selection Sunday genie who could grant me three wishes related to the NIT bracket — well that would be really weird — but here are the three questions I would ask this season.

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NIT Bracketology: March 13

Let’s talk about Murray State.

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Three Thoughts: Robert Morris 66, St. Francis Brooklyn 63

It’s taken a lot of time to process what happened last night on Remsen Street.

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