Category Archives: Mount St. Mary’s

Thoughts on the Unpredictable NEC Tournament Quarterfinal

That was fun. The Northeast Conference quarterfinals were everything the league had hoped they would be: competitive, riveting, and in some cases, shocking. The Battle of Brooklyn didn’t live up to the hype, but the remaining slate of games had plenty of tense moments deep in their second halves. Even Central Connecticut was a Joe Hugley three-pointer away from cutting the Wagner advantage to four points with over a minute remaining. Continue reading

The 2018 NEC Tournament Preview

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: NEC tournament time! With the field all set and the official awards and all-conference teams cast, allow John Templon, Nelson Castillo and I to preview the tournament and pull out some insightful nuggets that could help determine this year’s event. Continue reading

NEC Awards and All-Conference Teams for the 2017-18 Season

In a season where the NEC actually improved its overall standing in Division I compared to a year ago, there were plenty of terrific individual performances. Continue reading

The Most Dynamic Playmakers of the NEC

When Darian Anderson’s colliegiate career ended due to foot surgery on Monday, it robbed the Northeast Conference of one’s of its best guards. Anderson was instrumental, check that essential, in guiding Fairleigh Dickinson to their first NCAA tournament berth in more than a decade. His uncanny ability to create offense for himself and his teammates, as well as make clutch shot after clutch shot, was a critical reason the 2015-16 Knights made it to Dayton. Continue reading

The Best NEC Players After Non-Conference Play

Some predictions regarding the Northeast Conference this season have occurred as expected: Saint Francis looks like a favorite, Junior Robinson and Keith Braxton are currently NEC POY frontrunners and LIU Brooklyn is playing fast. For the past seven weeks, however, a majority of events have not been as predictable. Continue reading

Reassessing the NEC After the Non-Conference Slate

With the non-conference season now in the books, now is as good a time as ever to break down where each Northeast Conference team stands. If you go by Ken Pomeroy, the current projected standings versus the ones back in October have fluctuated quite a bit. Continue reading

NEC Weekly Update – Parity Reigns Supreme

Nearly a month has been logged into the 2017-18 season and we’re starting to accumulate enough data to get a general feel as to where most NEC teams currently stand. With a lot of programs moving up in KenPom’s rankings (especially the perceived bottom tier), it most definitely will be a crap shoot come January. Let’s dive into some trends that are noteworthy within the league. Continue reading

NEC Weekly Recap – Getting Through the Guarentee Games

As difficult as it is to project the Northeast Conference (NEC) in the preseason, it’s nearly as difficult to break down a small sample of games within the first week of the season. How exactly do you decipher what is and isn’t meaningful? Continue reading

Top NEC Impact Freshmen for the 2017-18 Season

This is one of my favorite exercises of the preseason – the time I offer my best guess as to which freshmen will excel in a league ripe with opportunity. Not only did I have the chance to chat with the coaches over the summer and at NEC Media Day, but we’ve also seen a fair share of scrimmages as well. Continue reading

NEC and MAAC Preseason Mailbag

In both the MAAC and NEC, there are plenty of question marks going into the season given the amount of turnover each league has experienced this past offseason. With plenty of questions looming, Vincent Simone and I decided to tackle a few Twitter questions. Continue reading