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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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Quinnipiac 70, Monmouth 61

Ousmane Drame set a new Division I program record with seven blocked shots while pulling down a career-high 21 rebounds as he powered the Quinnipiac over Monmouth 70-61 Thursday night at the TD Bank Sports Center. After getting pushed around by the Bobcats’ big men in their last meeting just under two weeks ago, King […]

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Quinnipiac 94, Monmouth 77

In their first meeting as MAAC foes since making the move from the NEC together, the Quinnipiac Bobcats (2-1 MAAC) extended their winning streak over the Monmouth Hawks (1-3 MAAC) to 7 games with a 94-77 victory Saturday afternoon.

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NEC Roundup – Dec. 30

On the final Monday of 2013, the NEC played six non-conference games with half of those teams were listed as favorites, according to KenPom. Could the conference come out ahead? Wagner 59, Monmouth 52 – Remember when everyone thought Wagner was going to be good at defense? Well, this is approximately how it was going […]

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South Carolina and Akron Played Twice, Caused a KenPom Shake Up

The holiday week meant that there weren’t a ton of games played, but it didn’t stop teams from moving up and down Ken Pomeroy’s rankings. In particular, one team that I saw yesterday kept falling down the rankings.

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KenPom Movement – The Big East Spreads Out

Well, basketball season heated up and the weekly KenPom movement rankings fell by the wayside, that changes today as we’re back with a vengeance to update you on how teams have fared over the past month.

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