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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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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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Columbia’s Smith Makes Statement With Tough Schedule

Columbia head coach Kyle Smith said that the 2014-2015 season will be about going from good to great.

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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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Returning Possession Minutes and Mid-Majors

Why hasn’t someone hired Steve Prohm away from Murray State yet? That’s the question I’ve come to lately.

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Columbia Lions – End of Season Recap

Columbia had a season for the ages in 2013-14. The Lions won 21 games, won two games in the Tournament, and finished in the top half of the Ivy League. It was the first major step in Kyle Smith’s rebuilding of a program that hadn’t won 20 games in a season since 1969-70.

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Yale 72, Columbia 69 (CIT)

I was unable to be at Levien Gymnasium for Columbia’s season finale, but Ray Curren (The Mid-Majority’s ambitious traveling writer and Big Apple Buckets contributor) helped us out with this guest post.

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Trying To Predict The CIT Quarterfinals

One of the most interesting things about the Tournament is that we don’t know the match ups before the prior round finishes. Unlike the NCAA tournament, which is locked into a Dayton-Stanford Sweet 16 game, the CIT reconfigures its bracket after each round.

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Columbia 69, Eastern Michigan 56 CIT

The postseason came to Levien Gymnasium for the first time ever and it turned out to be a ton of fun.

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Yale 69, Quinnipiac 68 (CIT)

No one heard whether or not Justin Sears called his shot, so it’s a good thing they don’t play by playground rules at Yale.

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