Fridriksson Carries LIU Brooklyn To Third Straight Win

Elvar Fridriksson didn’t let the desperate Florida International defenders redeem their mistake.

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Delaware State’s Amere May Scores 48 In Win At St. Francis

Glenn Braica screamed for Chris Hooper to turn around. Hooper was facing the basket as he ran down the court on Delaware State’s fast break. He had no idea that Amere May was getting ready to pull up for a 25-foot 3-pointer.

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Tim O’Shea Close To Finding Bryant’s Optimal Rotation

For a team residing in a one-bid conference, the final months of the calendar year are about lineup and rotation construction more so than wins and losses.

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Mount St. Mary’s Is A Work In Progress

“If this game is not worth five dollars, I’m telling you this is the best basketball you can see for five dollars!” Roy Sigler, the forthright Mount St. Mary’s radio color commenter, spoke those words on the NEC Front Row broadcast moments before the Mount secured a riveting come-from-behind victory over a veteran Norfolk State […]

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Three Thoughts: Central Connecticut 65, UMBC 53

It ain’t easy being winless, and it’s even less so when your leading scorer is already done for the season. UMBC coach Aki Thomas spent most of Wednesday night’s 65-53 loss to Central Connecticut cringing at crucial mistakes and stomping his foot after missed opportunities. But even though his Retrievers are one of four winless […]

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NEC Recap — Dec. 9

Four NEC teams were in action tonight, but all were on the road. Alas, that meant no NEC Front Row, but it didn’t stop a couple of teams from getting solid victories. Here’s what happened.

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NEC Power Rankings Version 1

Low and behold, Big Apple Buckets would like to present their first version of the NEC Power Rankings! With close to one quarter of the season now history, we felt it was a perfect time to reassess the league given the data. Let’s jump right into it.

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Saturday Roundup – Dec. 7

Big Apple Buckets covered five games last night, but we couldn’t be everywhere on a busy Saturday that included 116 games Division I games. Here are some thoughts from a few of the other games involving local teams.

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Three Thoughts: Central Connecticut 56, Hartford 47

Howie Dickenman, at 68 years young, has been dealt some tough hands the last couple of seasons at Central Connecticut. This, his 19th at the table with CCSU, looked like it could hold some winning cards,none more valuable than his ace, senior Kyle Vinales, who was a first-team preseason pick and the leading returning career […]

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Three Thoughts On Sacred Heart’s Recent Run

The Sacred Heart Pioneers won their third straight game late Saturday afternoon in impressive fashion, soundly defeating Holy Cross, 81-68.

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