The America East men’s basketball preseason rankings are out and there is plenty to dissect as we look forward to an exciting 2014-15 season. Stony Brook was picked as the favorite for the first time in school history, while also landing two players on the first team for the second straight season.
John Carroll had the longest wait to play for Hartford on their five-game exhibition tour.
The America East schedule for ESPN was announced last week, there are plenty of intriguing matchups to watch this coming season. Here are five of the league’s 16 regular season games on the ESPN family of networks that will be important for the 2014-15 season.
The one difference on Hartford’s 11-day trip to Australia came from a familiar face.
Hartford went to Australia this offseason for the second time under John Gallagher, this time though the results were a little different.
Six returning upperclassmen are on Hartford’s roster, which means the Hawks are without one expected returnee for the 2014 season.
Hartford has been known to run a large amount of their offense through junior Mark Nwakamma, though when he sat out for two games with a bone bruise in his right knee, the Hawks evolved and began to play their best basketball once he returned.
For the second time in head coach John Gallagher’s tenure, the Hartford Hawks will be heading down under.
For Hartford junior Mark Nwakamma, who ranks third in the America East in scoring, missing the last two games has felt like an eternity.
Hartford head coach John Gallagher said on Tuesday that he is not sure if junior Mark Nwakamma and sophomore Evan Cooper will play against Albany when they resume America East play on Saturday.