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About Last Night: Nov. 11, 2016

Going to be reviving this semi-regular feature to recap what happened around college basketball on big nights of the week. Considering there were 163 games on opening night, it seems like a great time to recap all the action.

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Monmouth Opens NIT With Victory Over Bucknell

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. – The Monmouth University men’s basketball team, a 90-80 winner over Bucknell in an opening round NIT game Wednesday, probably won’t be lacking for incentive in Round 2.

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(photo courtesy: Fairfield Athletics)

Fairfield 101, Bucknell 91: Tough Start For Nathan Davis And Bison

LEWISBURG, Pa. – It’s never easy for first-year head coaches, but that can be doubly true when trying to step in at a program that’s used to having success. Nathan Davis has plenty going for him at Bucknell, not the least of which is his tenure as an assistant coach on the most successful Bucknell […]

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Patriot League Tournament Recap: Quarterfinals

For a few minutes Thursday evening, it looked as if the Patriot League quarterfinals might have little drama. All four home teams led by multiple possessions at halftime, and three extended their advantages to double digits early in the second half. But this year’s Patriot League has found excitement at every turn, and its postseason […]

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10,000 Sims: NEC and Patriot League Tournaments

Will St. Francis Brooklyn earn a berth into its first ever NCAA tournament? Maybe yes, maybe no.

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Bucknell and head coach Dave Paulsen could make their third NCAA tournament in five years if they win this season. (photo courtesy: Bucknell athletics)

Patriot League Tournament Preview (With Fearless Predictions)

Those papers in the trash across the room are the discarded Patriot League scripts for the 2014-15 season. With some irony, I mentioned in my preview just before conference play started that the non-conference campaign had pretty much gone according to plan.

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Call To The Post As Patriot League Race Set To Begin

Yes, there has been some variety, but unlike many other conferences this season the Patriot League has played fairly close to form in the non-conference slate. Perhaps because of that, you can make a case for several horses in the field of 10 to cross the wire first at the end of the league race, […]

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K.J. Rose went for a career-high 26 points, but it was not enough for the Stags Monday night against Bucknell. (photo courtesy: Fairfield Athletics)

Three Thoughts: Bucknell 72, Fairfield 66 (OT)

If Fairfield wasn’t coming off a 7-25 season littered with many games similar to Monday, coach Sydney Johnson probably wouldn’t have been so disturbed, and could dismiss the Stags’ collapse against Bucknell in a 72-66 overtime loss Monday as an aberration, But the normally mild-mannered Johnson (now in his fourth year at Fairfield) held his […]

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Impact Patriot League Freshmen for the 2014-15 Season

Projecting the impact of freshmen and how they will perform in their first season playing Division 1 hoops – unless one happens to be a Top 100 recruit – isn’t exactly a foolproof science. While coaches are still in the process of deciphering what their regular rotation will look like once the season begins, the […]

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Big Apple Buckets Patriot League Individual Awards

In advance of tomorrow’s media day, Big Apple Buckets would like to present their preseason all-conference teams and individual awards for the Patriot League.

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