Under Zach Spiker, Army has been the fastest-paced team in the Patriot League for four years running. This year’s Cadets are the fastest version yet, topping 70 possessions per game even as the rest of the nation stagnates. But instead of trying to slow the Cadets down on Wednesday night, Boston University often ran right […]
Like many Patriot League games, Wednesday’s Colgate at Boston University matchup went down to the wire. A back-and-forth second half left the visitors ahead by one point heading into the final minute, when 6’11” center Ethan Jacobs buried a decisive three-pointer. The Raiders added a few free throws for a 76-69 margin, keeping pace with Bucknell […]
Trying to make sense the Patriot League this season is surely a lost cause by this point, but a more constructive pursuit may be explaining how inexplicable it really is.
While we have tangible defensive statistics to pore over in the 21st century, they aren’t exactly as concrete or in-depth as their offensive counterparts, especially on the individual level.
Before Wednesday’s visit to Agganis Arena, American had won three straight games thanks to three last-second shots by Pee Wee Gardner. Meanwhile, Boston University had lost three in a row, two of which were decided on the final play. So when the Eagles clawed within one possession and had the ball entering the final minute, […]
This is a guest post by Ronak Patel Born and raised in Harlem, New York; Khalid McCaskill’s exposure to basketball came early.
Lafayette and Boston University each entered Saturday with top-50 offenses and bottom-50 defenses, promising lots of points for their meeting at Agganis Arena. Though the score wasn’t high, thanks to a slow pace and some missed shots, the game was predictably decided by who had the ball last. Reserve guard Zach Rufer’s layup with two […]
Allowing 17 straight points is usually a terrible way to end a game. But it was just a garbage-time footnote for Boston University on Saturday afternoon, not even halving what had been a 75-39 lead. The Terriers led for all but 12 seconds of their home conference opener, burying Lehigh with a barrage of three-pointers to […]
Game 45: Lafayette at Army – Conference play! #TMMlegacy A photo posted by Ray Curren (@goldenbally) on Dec 12, 2014 at 11:32am PST The tough, really unfair to be honest, thing about being in a one NCAA bid conference like the Patriot League is that the non-conference season is pretty much meaningless. Zach Spiker went […]
Yes, there has been some variety, but unlike many other conferences this season the Patriot League has played fairly close to form in the non-conference slate. Perhaps because of that, you can make a case for several horses in the field of 10 to cross the wire first at the end of the league race, […]
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