Overall, the month of November wasn’t a great one for the Northeast Conference. This was to be expected with lots of senior talent and Quinnipiac moving on, though, some performances near the top of the league have been rather underwhelming. Still, the NEC is currently the 24th best conference in the nation, according to Ken […]
Maybe I was wrong about Bryant. Coming into the season Ryan Peters and I picked the Bulldogs fifth in the NEC. I even said that I thought they’d finish 9-7 in the conference. There were questions at point guard concerns about if the defense would hold up against quality competition.
The NEC took on some big challenges Saturday and unfortunately the league wasn’t up to the task in four of the five contests. Only Bryant’s dominant win over Vermont salvaged a potentially winless day for the league. What exactly happened?
Half of the NEC was in action on Wednesday night, so let’s recap each contest. In all, it was a mostly disappointing evening for the league with four teams failing to come out victorious. Bryant 87, Dartmouth 77 Let’s begin with the good news. Bryant recovered nicely from their drubbing out west to Gonzaga by […]
Bryant and Towson pulled off two of the biggest turnarounds in NCAA history last season. The Bulldogs and Tigers improved by 16.5 and 17.5 wins respectively. They also jumped more than 150 spots apiece in Ken Pomeroy’s rankings from the prior season.
Head Coach: Tim O’Shea, 6th year (39-111) Last Season: 19-12, 12-6 (NEC), Lost First Round of the CIT to Richmond, 76-71 RPI/KenPom: 242/182 NEC Preseason Poll: 2nd out of 10 teams (tied with Robert Morris) State of Programs: NEC Contender Starters Returning: 3 Key Loss(es): Frankie Dobbs (13.4 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 5.3 apg, 2.2 A/TO), Vlad Kondratyev […]
What a difference a year can make for Bryant head coach Tim O’Shea. At this point last season, the Bulldogs future was uncertain, coming off a dismal two-win season in the final year of an arduous Division I transition. Sure, the 2012-13 roster was instantly upgraded with the addition of transfers Dyami Starks and Joe O’Shea, but […]
Yesterday, Big Apple Buckets unveiled their NEC all-conference second and third teams. Today, we’ll close this two-part series by announcing our all-conference first team and predicting the 2013-14 award winners.
With nearly half of the 2013 NEC all-conference selections no longer residing inside the conference, there’s plenty of opportunity for players to emerge into the limelight. Estimating who lands in the top 15 won’t be easy, but Big Apple Buckets will begin the process today by naming our all-conference second and third teams as the […]
With the non-conference schedules for all ten NEC programs complete, we sifted through everyone’s slate to determine the top out-of-conference showdowns.
- New York Area Power Poll – Nov. 27 November 27, 2013
- Wagner Stumbles Against UIC in Gulf Coast Showcase November 29, 2013
- Lafayette 77, Wagner 65 December 3, 2013
- Patriot League Power Rankings – The First Installment November 26, 2013
- NEC Power Rankings – The First Installment December 2, 2013
- Random Thoughts on the NEC, Patriot League December 5, 2013
- Rider’s Kevin Baggett on Early Struggles, Seniors December 5, 2013
- Stony Brook’s Pikiell, Coley, Puriefoy on Playing La Salle at MSG December 5, 2013
- Sidney Sanders Jr. Continues to Break Through for Fairleigh Dickinson December 4, 2013
- Stony Brook 77, Fairleigh Dickinson 62 December 4, 2013
- John F. Haley: Re: your Dec 4th poll once again great job done by...
- FDU40: As the only FDU fan at the game it was fun sitting...
- FDU40: AS the only FDU Fan at the game,it was fun sitting...
- TWC: Wagner's big men are not getting the job done esp...
- John Templon: Yes, Lafayette's start is a little misleading. Th...