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The Key to Fordham’s Resurgence? A Rebuilt Defense

Fordham’s Tom Pecora does not do tumultuous. His teams are never racked by transfers, or continually beset by suspensions. Since arriving at Fordham in 2010, Pecora always seems to have a tightest of handles on his Rams, so this offseason was an unusual one.

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St. Joseph’s 67, St. Bonaventure 48

All season it was St. Bonaventure’s calling card. Fast-paced, high scoring, entertaining basketball. But on Saturday, the same run-and-gun style of play that had been prevalent the majority of the 2013-2014 season fell completely flat in the second half, as the Bonnies managed to make just four shots.

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St. Bonaventure 71, Saint Louis 68

Jordan Gathers has never hit a game-winning shot before in his life, but when he saw his final heave leave his hands as time expired, he had no doubt that this was going to be his first.

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Fordham 70, George Mason 67

Tom Pecora took the Jostens catalog that sits untouched in his drawer and gave it to Branden Frazer.

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2013 Year In Review

A lot happened during 2013. As we get ready to ring in the new year let’s take a look back. The Big Apple Buckets editorial team picked some of the most memorable moments from the teams, conferences and events we cover. We used Timeline JS to show it all to you. Have a safe and […]

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Big Apple Buckets Weekly Awards – Dec. 30

Due to the holiday schedule this week we’re going to change things up a bit and not name a Team of the Week. Most teams only played one game – if any – and the one team that played two – Fordham – managed a home split, which is exactly what we’d expect.

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Photo Gallery: St. John’s 104, Fordham 58

St. John’s beat Fordham in game two of the Holiday Festival by a 104-58 final at Madison Square Garden. Below is a photo gallery from Saturday’s game. Ryan Restivo covers the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and America East conference for Big Apple Buckets. You can follow Ryan on Twitter @ryanarestivo or contact Ryan at rrestivo[at]nycbuckets.com.

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Five Thoughts From Stony Brook’s Loss To La Salle

Stony Brook’s difficult second half doomed the Seawolves against La Salle on Saturday morning at Madison Square Garden. The Explorers, coming off a Sweet 16 appearance last season, made the plays they had to in order to erase a 9-point halftime deficit and pull out a win in the Holiday Festival.

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Big Apple Buckets Weekly Awards – Dec. 2

What a week of college basketball! New York City had a ton of excellent games during the past week. One northern New Jersey team though rose up and stole the spotlight by taking down two major conference teams. Still, celebrate the week that was in New York area college basketball with our weekly awards.

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Fordham eFG% and FTR vs. Manhattan

Fordham 79, Manhattan 75

Undermanned Fordham didn’t care how much size or talent Manhattan has on its roster. All the Rams knew was that they had to find a win, or it was going to be a long holiday week.

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