About Ryan Restivo

Ryan Restivo covers the MAAC, the America East and Hofstra for Big Apple Buckets. E-mail him at rrestivo [at] nycbuckets.com.
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Chris Casey on First Year at Niagara

It was exactly one year ago today that Chris Casey was hired to be Niagara’s 21st head coach in school history.

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America East Commissioner Amy Huchthausen on NJIT, State of League

It’s hard to forget that just one of the 351 Division I men’s basketball schools this past season had no conference affiliation. It doesn’t appear that school, NJIT – which went 13-16 under Jim Engles last season, will find a new home in the America East Conference.

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UMass Lowell’s Pat Duquette Facing Brand New Challenges in Season Two

After the first season in the school’s Division I history ended on February 27 with a victory over Maine, UMass Lowell head coach Pat Duquette knew that his program’s challenge next season would be almost as difficult as their first season.

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Hartford Books Foreign Trip to Australia

For the second time in head coach John Gallagher’s tenure, the Hartford Hawks will be heading down under.

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Rich Ensor on the MAAC Tournament Moving to Albany in 2015

Three is a very pertinent number for the next Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament site.

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Transfers Key for Rider in 2015

Three key transfers are on the way for Rider and they should help head coach Kevin Baggett improve his team’s overall depth and efficiency.

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Stakes Rising for Stony Brook, Steve Pikiell

Stony Brook has become one of the best programs in America East under Steve Pikiell. The team has won 48 games over the last two seasons. That’s not enough.

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Rider Underachieves in Kevin Baggett’s Second Season

After a second place finish during his first season, Kevin Baggett’s Rider Broncs appeared ready to capture that momentum and contend for a top-five seed in MAAC play in 2014.

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Fairfield Stags Solidifying Core for Next Season

The Stags were the 31st youngest team in all of college basketball this season and, at plenty of times, their inexperience showed.

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Roland Nyama and Incoming Freshmen Mean Bright Future for SBU

Despite graduating two 1,000 point scorers, Stony Brook head coach Steve Pikiell said he believes he has the talent stocked to make another run at an America East championship in 2015.

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