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MAAC RPM Thoughts?

As I showed last week, RPM projections aren’t perfect for the MAAC. Historically the model I’ve constructed has only been able to explain about 47% of a team’s rating. Still, 47% is better than nothing. Also, this will give us a chance to dive into some of the places where the system is weak.

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Five Impact MAAC Transfers for This Season

This season every MAAC roster except for Marist will have at least one transfer. Here are five who are set to have an impact on their teams this coming season.

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Analyzing The MAAC’s Sophomore Point Guards

The MAAC has a unique strength this season. The league is blessed with a number of talented sophomore point guards. Canisius’ Billy Baron and Manhattan’s Mike Alvarado showed just how important a quality lead guard can be in the chase for a league title. Now there will be a number of players vying to claim […]

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Monmouth’s Core Making Progress for Next Season

While the Monmouth Hawks have been overhauling the roster, the core of who head coach King Rice wants to build around remains clear.

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Monmouth’s King Rice Quickly Reshaping the Roster

In the middle of King Rice’s second season, he learned that Monmouth would be moving to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference from the Northeast Conference.

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Too Early Projected MAAC and NEC Standings Using RPM

Using a similar methodology to how I figured out just how much Penn underperformed last season I went ahead and built predictor models for specific conferences using returning possession minutes (RPM) data.

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Forecasting the MAAC Tournament

Today marks the start of the MAAC tournament, and we at Big Apple Buckets thought it would be worthwhile to take a closer look at each team in their quest to represent the MAAC in the NCAA Tournament.  Each team makes the trip to Springfield with a different set of pros and cons, and dealing […]

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Tempo-Free MAAC: Predicting the 5th Seed

Welcome to another week of tempo-free MAAC. Not surprisingly the Iona Gaels have solidified their chances of winning the MAAC. Tim Cluess’ team won both games in Buffalo over the weekend and now has a 94% chance of at least being tied for first at the end of conference season. (Up 31 percentage points from last […]

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King Rice and Hawks Learning Lessons in MAAC Play

One thing Monmouth head coach King Rice knew when they first watched the MAAC tournament in Springfield was the difference in physicality from the Northeast Conference.

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Tempo-Free MAAC: Tiers Arrive

Another week of MAAC results has left us with a four-way tie for first place. Manhattan, Iona, Canisius and Quinnipiac can all make a claim to the title at the moment. Of course some of those positions are more equal than others.

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