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Tim O’Shea Close To Finding Bryant’s Optimal Rotation

For a team residing in a one-bid conference, the final months of the calendar year are about lineup and rotation construction more so than wins and losses.

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Mount St. Mary’s Is A Work In Progress

“If this game is not worth five dollars, I’m telling you this is the best basketball you can see for five dollars!” Roy Sigler, the forthright Mount St. Mary’s radio color commenter, spoke those words on the NEC Front Row broadcast moments before the Mount secured a riveting come-from-behind victory over a veteran Norfolk State […]

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NEC Power Rankings Version 1

Low and behold, Big Apple Buckets would like to present their first version of the NEC Power Rankings! With close to one quarter of the season now history, we felt it was a perfect time to reassess the league given the data. Let’s jump right into it.

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Three Thoughts On Sacred Heart’s Recent Run

The Sacred Heart Pioneers won their third straight game late Saturday afternoon in impressive fashion, soundly defeating Holy Cross, 81-68.

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No Need To Panic With Robert Morris Yet

There’s been plenty of discussion on the NEC’s defending regular season champions (for Colonials Corner go here, for SB Nation go here), so now it’s my turn to chime in on the state of Robert Morris basketball.

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NEC Recap – Dec. 3

With six NEC squads in action for the first Wednesday evening of December, John and I decided to recap the games. It’s been a rough start to the season for the conference, but there were several winnable games for the league. Let’s check in to see if they took advantage.

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Kyle Vinales’ Central Connecticut Career is Over

For someone as accomplished as Kyle Vinales was — the 2011-12 NEC Rookie of Year, two NEC All-Conference Teams — it wasn’t supposed to end this way.

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NEC Stock Watch: The First Week

With one week in the books for the season, we’re beginning a weekly feature here at Big Apple Buckets that breaks down the NEC several different ways. Let’s begin with our stock watch!

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Q&A with Casual Hoya on Georgetown/Robert Morris

On the second Saturday of the season, Georgetown will host their second NEC program in the young season, Robert Morris. The Hoyas have made easy work of their first two opponents in St. Francis Brooklyn (that writeup is here) and Texas A&M Corpus Christi, so the Colonials enter as heavy underdogs (a 5% chance of […]

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NEC Recap – Nov. 19, Robert Morris Gets Back On Track

It hasn’t been a good start for the Northeast Conference, but tonight the league had a chance to earn some victories against mid-major equals. Let’s see how everyone fared on the first Wednesday of the 2014-15 season!

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