These are the worst six conferences according to average KenPom rating based on my new realignment of college basketball. Continue reading
Maine and Hartford have been in Division I basketball for a combined six decades (Maine joined in 1977, Hartford in 1984), and have a grand total of zero NCAA Tournament appearances between them, so while many coaches and programs talk about “upholding the tradition”, what do you do when there’s not much to work with?
Maine has had just one winning record in its last 12 seasons (2009-10), but there’s a little to talk about there, as Dr. John Giannini – who went to the Sweet 16 with La Salle in 2013 – went 24-7 in 1999-2000 before they lost at Mike Brey and Delaware in the America East semifinals. Giannini had one more 20-win season in Orono, losing at Vermont in the conference final in 2003-04, before heading to Philadelphia.
Monmouth defeated Princeton 96-90 last night in a battle of mid-major New Jersey powers. Princeton led by 13 points early in the contest and eight in the second half, but Justin Robinson scored 27 points to power the Hawks to victory. Here’s the video recap. Continue reading
Yale went and grabbed a big scalp for the Ivy League. St. Francis Brooklyn finally played a game and Seton Hall crushed Central Connecticut. Continue reading
The start of the America East tournament was defined by a major stunner in Albany as the Hartford Hawks dethroned the three-time tournament champion Great Danes. Continue reading
There was one thing Maine head coach Bob Walsh realized quickly about freshman Issac Vann. Continue reading
After last season, Maine head coach Bob Walsh and his staff decided to make one dramatic change. Continue reading
Just under a year into his tenure as head coach, Maine’s Bob Walsh is confident that he will be able to rebuild the Black Bear program, even after struggling through a 3-27 first season. Continue reading
While most of the college basketball world was fixated on postseason play last weekend, Maine head coach Bob Walsh was on the other side of the world. Continue reading
In each team’s final non-conference matchup of 2014, Quinnipiac defeated Maine 81-64. The final margin may be indicative of the quality gap between these two squads, but the Black Bears showed toughness as they nearly erased a 17-point first half deficit. Here are three thoughts from Quinnipiac’s victory. Continue reading