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Thoughts From the Crazy NEC Tourney Quarterfinals

In our NEC tournament preview, I noted that the conference had the second highest rate of close games in the regular season – 30% of them ended within 4 points or were decided in overtime. We enjoyed more of the same in the NEC quarterfinals, as the league office couldn’t have asked for better drama, […]

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The 2017 NEC Tournament Preview

In what many believed was a rebuilding year for the Northeast Conference as a whole, the season played out along those lines. Graduations, transfers and unexpected defections led to a youth movement throughout the conference – a movement that was necessary for the league to move up the conference RPI charts in the near future.

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NEC Awards and All-Conference Teams for the 2016-17 Season

It went by way too fast, but here we are a few days away form the start of the NEC tournament. In the meantime, John and I diligently poured through the statistics and went through our recollections to determine the best NEC players of the 2016-17 season.

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LIU Brooklyn Emerges As a NEC Contender Despite Turnover

Everyone makes mistakes in prognostication, especially when it comes to the volatile and unpredictable Northeast Conference. This season I did a fair job at handicapping the teams, at least when compared to last season’s jumble that saw my ninth place team (Fairleigh Dickinson) play in the NCAA Tournament.

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The Most Impactful, Yet Underrated NEC Players

As I spent time watching NEC basketball over the past week, I wondered who the most invaluable players throughout the league were.

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NEC Recap February 2 – It’s the Mount And Everyone Else

On Groundhog Day, the Mount further distanced themselves from the rest of the pack, while the rest of the league continued to jockey for position in the race toward home court in the NEC tourney. Let’s break down the action from the first set of February games.

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NEC Recap January 19 – The Top Tier is Established

We are now entering the fourth week of NEC play and, well the parity one through eight has yet to show itself. Nevertheless, there were some intriguing battles on Thursday night – allow us to break down all the action.

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NEC Recap January 14 – One Third of the Season Complete

After today’s games, parity continues to be the theme of the NEC, with three teams separating themselves from the rest of the pack and four others getting themselves in position to make a move as we approach the midway point of the conference season. Time to recap all of the action from this Saturday. Let’s […]

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NEC Recap January 12: Teams Begin to Separate Themselves

With one-quarter of the conference season completed, the third week of the NEC regular season serves as a pivotal week for some programs looking to make a move into relevance and others trying to separate themselves into the elite tier. Allow us to break down all of the action from the second Tuesday of the […]

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NEC Roundup: Midseason Awards and Power Rankings 4.0

It’s time for us to hand out some fake hardware, since we are firmly at the halfway point of the season. Sample sizes have grown, trends have developed and players have begun to establish themselves.

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