Well that was boring.
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.
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.
Columbia head coach Kyle Smith said that the 2014-2015 season will be about going from good to great.
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.
Why hasn’t someone hired Steve Prohm away from Murray State yet? That’s the question I’ve come to lately.
Columbia had a season for the ages in 2013-14. The Lions won 21 games, won two games in the CollegeInsider.com 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.
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.
One of the most interesting things about the CollegeInsider.com 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.
The postseason came to Levien Gymnasium for the first time ever and it turned out to be a ton of fun.