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Three Thoughts: Central Connecticut 65, UMBC 53

It ain’t easy being winless, and it’s even less so when your leading scorer is already done for the season. UMBC coach Aki Thomas spent most of Wednesday night’s 65-53 loss to Central Connecticut cringing at crucial mistakes and stomping his foot after missed opportunities. But even though his Retrievers are one of four winless […]

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NEC Power Rankings Version 1

Low and behold, Big Apple Buckets would like to present their first version of the NEC Power Rankings! With close to one quarter of the season now history, we felt it was a perfect time to reassess the league given the data. Let’s jump right into it.

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Three Thoughts: Central Connecticut 56, Hartford 47

Howie Dickenman, at 68 years young, has been dealt some tough hands the last couple of seasons at Central Connecticut. This, his 19th at the table with CCSU, looked like it could hold some winning cards,none more valuable than his ace, senior Kyle Vinales, who was a first-team preseason pick and the leading returning career […]

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NEC Recap – Dec. 3

With six NEC squads in action for the first Wednesday evening of December, John and I decided to recap the games. It’s been a rough start to the season for the conference, but there were several winnable games for the league. Let’s check in to see if they took advantage.

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Kyle Vinales’ Central Connecticut Career is Over

For someone as accomplished as Kyle Vinales was — the 2011-12 NEC Rookie of Year, two NEC All-Conference Teams — it wasn’t supposed to end this way.

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NEC Stock Watch: The First Week

With one week in the books for the season, we’re beginning a weekly feature here at Big Apple Buckets that breaks down the NEC several different ways. Let’s begin with our stock watch!

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NEC Recap – Nov. 17, All The Levels

What a difference the level of competition can make. Three NEC teams played on Monday night against opponents of vastly different quality. What transpired might seem obvious in retrospect.

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NEC Recap – November 14, The Opening Night

With eight NEC programs beginning their 2014-15 season tonight, we summarized all of the opening night action. Going in, it wasn’t expected to be a strong night for the conference — according to KenPom, five of the eight teams were overwhelming underdogs (10% chance to win or less) with only Robert Morris considered as a moderate […]

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Three Thoughts: Fairfield 71, Central Connecticut 63

Fairfield won the first game of the Connecticut 6 at Quinnipiac’s TD Bank Sports Center, beating Central Connecticut 71-63. Here are three thoughts from that game.

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NEC Preview 2014-15: #4 Central Connecticut

This is the seventh of 10 NEC previews before the season starts. You can find links to the first six at the bottom of this post.

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