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Three Thoughts: Columbia 70, Wagner 56

After a last-second loss to Stony Brook to start the season Columbia welcomed Wagner to Levien Gymnasium on Tuesday night. The Lions were still without a number of key players due to injury and went almost 10.5 minutes in the second half without a field goal, but managed to pull out a 14-point victory over […]

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Ivy League Weekly Roundup: Nov. 17

What Happened Last Week: What could have been a strong weekend for the Ivy League became a disappointing start to the season, thanks to several close games breaking against the Ancient Eight. Yale lost to Quinnipiac in double overtime, Columbia blew a late lead to lose to Stony Brook by one point, and Penn fell […]

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Photo Gallery: Stony Brook 57, Columbia 56

The opener of the Island Federal Credit Union was a thriller as the Seawolves got a late layup from Ray McGrew to beat Columbia 57-56. According to Ken Pomeroy’s stats, Stony Brook had at their worst an 8.8% chance of winning the game when Maodo Lo drove the lane for an uncontested layup to put the […]

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Three Thoughts: Stony Brook 57, Columbia 56

This game is hard to put into three thoughts, much less any after a scramble for rebounds on missed free throws created a game winning layup in the game’s final seconds. That and a missed shot in the final seconds by Columbia sealed Stony Brook’s win in the opening game of the Island Federal Credit […]

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How Missed Free Throws Can Win A Game For Stony Brook

Everyone watching the first game at the Island Federal Credit Union Arena might not have known it, but down one with seconds left, they assumed the worst. Defending America East Player of the Year Jameel Warney was going to miss his final free throw with a chance to tie the game at 57.

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Big Apple Buckets Ivy League Individual Awards

It’s been a busy preseason for the Ivy League. The defending champion made Ivy history with a national ranking, while injuries and roster movements have shaken up the rest of the conference. With the roster shuffling (hopefully) done for now, it’s time to unveil our Big Apple Buckets preseason individual honors.

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Columbia’s Alex Rosenberg To Miss Entire 2014-15 Season

Alex Rosenberg will miss the entire 2014-15 season according to a report from the Columbia Spectator. The forward, who led the Lions in scoring last season, broke his foot earlier this offseason and, given that his timetable for recovery is uncertain, has decided to withdraw from school instead of trying to return to action sometime […]

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Meiko Lyles And Zach En’Wezoh Leave Columbia Basketball Program

Columbia’s attempts to challenge Harvard at the top of the Ivy League standings are going to be a little more difficult, as two rotation players from last season will not be with the program for the 2014-15 season.

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Way Too Early NIT Projections

Before I get into the actual bracket let me first concede that doing a projected NIT more than a month before the season actually starts is absolutely ridiculous. But since players are starting to practice, I figured I’d start practicing as well.

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Do Returning Possession Minutes (RPMs) Explain Anything?

When looking at preseason projections one thing we’ve tended to use here at Big Apple Buckets is returning possession minutes (RPMs). The idea of the statistic, which is calculated by adding up the total of each player’s minutes percentage and possession percentage, is that it really tells you what’s coming back.

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