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The Key to Fordham’s Resurgence? A Rebuilt Defense

Fordham’s Tom Pecora does not do tumultuous. His teams are never racked by transfers, or continually beset by suspensions. Since arriving at Fordham in 2010, Pecora always seems to have a tightest of handles on his Rams, so this offseason was an unusual one.

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7 Ways You Can Make Big Apple Buckets Even More Awesome

We’re officially in the doldrums of summer and still more than 100 days away from the start of college basketball season. But the team at Big Apple Buckets is already thinking about how the 2014-15 season can be the site’s best ever.

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All-MET Award Winners Announced

The All-MET award winners have been announced and D’Angelo Harrison of St. John’s is the recipient of this season’s Haggerty Award. The award is given to the best Division I men’s basketball player in the New York City area as voted upon by the media. Full award winners and my personal vote are below.

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New York City Round Up: March 8

Almost every team in America was playing today thanks to either the wrapping up of conference season or tournaments. We’ve got tons of coverage from the MAAC tournament and the recap of Wagner’s semifinal loss. Here’s what else happened for New York City teams.

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NYC Stat Nuggets From Hoop-Math

If you really want to dig into college basketball statistics a subscription to KenPom has become a must have. Another site is quickly becoming a go-to for me. is run by Jeff Haley and it has some really interesting information. You can subscribe for just $15. (I already have.)

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Big Apple Buckets Weekly Awards – Dec. 30

Due to the holiday schedule this week we’re going to change things up a bit and not name a Team of the Week. Most teams only played one game – if any – and the one team that played two – Fordham – managed a home split, which is exactly what we’d expect.

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Big Apple Buckets Weekly Awards – Dec. 23

The end of finals seems to have unburdened many of the area’s college basketball teams as Manhattan, Stony Brook, St. John’s and others put together impressive performances this week in a number of venues.

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Army and Lafayette Push Substitutions Limit

If you were just watching who comes in and out of an Army basketball game you might think that you accidentally went to the wrong arena. Complete line changes make it seems like a hockey game has broken out. The Black Knights’ Zach Spiker has a 12-man rotation and it’s not uncommon to see five […]

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Big Apple Buckets Weekly Awards – Dec. 16

Finals week took a big bite of the action during the past seven days, so the pool for our weekly awards is a little thinner than normal. Still, there were some superb performances, including one that keeps the dream of a two-bid Ivy League alive.

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KenPom Movement – The Big East Spreads Out

Well, basketball season heated up and the weekly KenPom movement rankings fell by the wayside, that changes today as we’re back with a vengeance to update you on how teams have fared over the past month.

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