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Sacred Heart’s De’von Barnett Injures Shoulder, Upcoming Season In Doubt

In a relatively quiet offseason for the NEC, Sacred Heart suffered the first blow in the injury department. Per a source inside the Pioneers’ program, junior forward De’von Barnett had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder in June and will likely miss the entire 2015-16 season as a result.

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Is St. Francis Brooklyn’s Tyreek Jewell Underrated?

A few weeks ago, I posted my Way Too Early NEC All-Conference Teams thoughts. Given the turnover and roster youth in the NEC, narrowing down my top 15 players of 2015-16 was rather difficult. In particular, one player heading into his senior season, St. Francis Brooklyn’s Tyreek Jewell, wasn’t really considered as a candidate by yours truly. But after […]

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Way Too Early NEC All-Conference Teams

As the NEC writer for the upcoming Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook, I’ve started my deep analysis for each individual program. I still have several coaches to speak with throughout the summer, but I wanted to convey my current thoughts on the conference’s returning individual talent. Because 10 of 15 players have graduated or transferred from last […]

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The NEC’s Poor Getting Poorer – FDU/CCSU Deep in a Rebuild

I’ve chimed in on a couple of major NEC transfers this offseason (Marcquise Reed here and Andrew Smeathers here), but during my brief hiatus from the blog I failed to address a few other significant defections. Allow me to catch up as I assess how the recent turnover may affect two programs that finished in the bottom of […]

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Mount St. Mary’s Forward Andrew Smeathers to Forgo His Senior Season

Mount St. Mary’s forward Andrew Smeathers will not return for his senior season, a source inside the Mountaineers program told Big Apple Buckets yesterday.

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Assessing Robert Morris After Marcquise Reed’s Transfer

The first major transfer domino of the NEC offseason dropped on the eve of Good Friday when the reigning NEC Rookie of the Year decided to take his talents to a bigger stage.

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St. Francis Brooklyn Will Be Competitive Next Season

In the shadow of Robert Morris’ impressive First Four victory over North Florida last night, the St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers fought admirably at the University of Richmond.

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Getting to Know Robert Morris’ Opponent, North Florida – A Q&A With Swoop Hoops

  After the NCAA tournament draws were announced on Sunday evening, many of us likely raced over to KenPom and Basketball State to learn about Robert Morris’ next opponent, North Florida. The Ospreys won 20 Division I games this season and were dominant in the beaten down Atlantic Sun Conference, winning both the regular season and […]

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NEC Tournament Recap – The Semifinals

The NEC finals are officially set! With the #1 and #2 seed advancing into the tournament’s final game, let’s break down the action on the last Saturday of the NEC conference season.

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Breaking Down Joe O’Shea’s Three – To Foul or Not to Foul?

To foul or not to foul up three, that is the question. When Sacred Heart elected not to foul, the Pioneers set up the moment that made SportsCenter’s top 10 plays and led to an unlikely comparison between Joe O’Shea and Russell Westbrook.

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