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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Three Thoughts: Stony Brook 71, Western Kentucky 61

Stony Brook picked up their first victory in the NIT Season Tip-Off, beating Western Kentucky 71-61 in front of 2,522 at Island Federal Credit Union Arena on Tuesday night. Junior Jameel Warney led the way with a characteristic double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds, while his classmate Carson Puriefoy carried the team late with […]

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America East Stock Watch: Nov. 24

It’s easy to say that Hartford righted the ship after an opening night loss this week, while UMass Lowell tied its longest Division I win streak Sunday. Here are some teams and players whose stock rose after this past week of play.

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UMass Lowell head coach Pat Duquette (photo courtesy: UMass Lowell Athletics)

UMass Lowell Powered by Defense to Three Straight Wins

Entering his second season with eight freshmen, UMass Lowell head coach Pat Duquette did not know what to expect.

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Marist’s Khallid Hart Out with Left Foot Injury

The Marist Red Foxes were dealt a significant blow when on Monday when the school ruled out sophomore Khallid Hart for at least the next four weeks with a left foot injury.

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This Week in America East GIFs: Nov. 24

The America East racked up wins over the MAAC, Ivy League and NEC over the past week. Here are some of the top plays of the week in animated form. Let us know which plays you like the most as we go through some of the most dynamic plays the conference offered this past week.

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MAAC Stock Watch: Nov. 24

The MAAC picked up wins over the Atlantic 10 and Atlantic Coast Conference during the week, but the Niagara Purple Eagles will sit in first place in the conference standings until Dec. 3 thanks to their victory at Saint Peter’s. Here’s an assessment of who’s up, who’s down and what we are looking forward to this […]

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This Week in MAAC GIFs: Nov. 23

The MAAC was especially busy this week, racking up key non-conference wins, here is quick animated review of the week in GIFs. This is a short collection of some of the top clips from the past week.

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Photo Gallery: Hofstra 66, Stony Brook 65

While we’ve given our thoughts on both sides, the heroic Dion Nesmith and Hofstra as the graduate student nailed a jumper to give the Pride a victory over Stony Brook, here are photos from Friday night’s thrilling start to a renewed Long Island rivalry.

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Seawolves Thoughts: Hofstra 66, Stony Brook 65

Happy in eating my words on a prediction, a renewed rivalry began on Long Island Friday as Hofstra pulled out a 66-65 victory over Stony Brook thanks to Dion Nesmith’s heroics. His contested jumper, made with 1.9 seconds left, lifted the Pride over the Seawolves in their first meeting since 2008. Here are four thoughts, from the Stony Brook side, […]

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America East Stock Watch: Nov. 18

The America East picked up a grand total of three wins over the season’s first four days. However, that doesn’t mean there haven’t been positive signs from some of the league’s best teams. Providence currently leads the conference standings with victories over Albany and Binghamton, if only they played in the league full time. Meanwhile, Vermont […]

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