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Harvard 80, Bryant 45 : Three Thoughts

BOSTON – Sportswriters (and the world at large, to be honest) tend to make way too big a deal out of singular events, but if there was ever a statement as to the current (and future) power of the Ivy League, it was Harvard’s complete demolition of Bryant Wednesday night at Lavietes Pavilion. Having unfortunately […]

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Three Thoughts: Bryant 71, Prairie View A&M 58

SMITHFIELD, R.I. – It was a tale of two halves for Bryant Friday night in the semifinals of the 2K Classic at the Chace Athletic Center. In Act I, the Bulldogs (2-1) obliterated a weaker opponent in Prairie View A&M (which entered No. 348 in KenPom) to the tune of a 23-point halftime lead. It […]

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The NEC 2015-16 Season Preview

It’s been a quiet offseason for yours truly for a number of reasons that you probably could care less about. But that doesn’t mean I haven’t kept track of the league; in fact, just the opposite! I was on the scoop for Blue Ribbon, so allow me (and John) to muddle some thoughts together for […]

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Top Impact NEC Freshmen for the 2015-16 Season

This almost feels a bit like cheating – waiting this long to release my top impact freshmen for the 2015-16 season. The timing was purposeful as I wanted to gather as much information as I could from coaches and scrimmage box scores.

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KenPom Releases NEC Rankings for 2015-16 Season

With less than three weeks remaining from the first jump ball in the college basketball season, Ken Pomeroy was gracious enough to unveil his highly anticipated rankings this past weekend. Prognostication is usually a fool’s game for the most part, yet breaking down a well-respected advanced statistics projection system such as KenPom is a fun exercise […]

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Way Too Early NEC All-Conference Teams

As the NEC writer for the upcoming Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook, I’ve started my deep analysis for each individual program. I still have several coaches to speak with throughout the summer, but I wanted to convey my current thoughts on the conference’s returning individual talent. Because 10 of 15 players have graduated or transferred from last […]

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NEC Tournament Recap – The Semifinals

The NEC finals are officially set! With the #1 and #2 seed advancing into the tournament’s final game, let’s break down the action on the last Saturday of the NEC conference season.

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Breaking Down Joe O’Shea’s Three – To Foul or Not to Foul?

To foul or not to foul up three, that is the question. When Sacred Heart elected not to foul, the Pioneers set up the moment that made SportsCenter’s top 10 plays and led to an unlikely comparison between Joe O’Shea and Russell Westbrook.

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NEC Tournament Recap – The First Round

Well, that was fun, but only if you’re a Bryant fan! For the first round of the NEC tournament, there was plenty of exciting action and great performances to sift through.

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The 2015 NEC Tournament Preview

In what was originally thought of as an unpredictable conference, the Northeast Conference turned out to be … well, predictable!

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