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Iona Best School From Smaller Conference According To Value Add

Note: This is a guest post by John Pudner

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Three Thoughts: Quinnipiac 80, Lehigh 65

Quinnipiac coach Tom Moore knew he had seen it. At least in spurts. But maybe that was in practice or was it a scrimmage? Could he have been imagining it? Maybe Gio McLean held the key to it, but he wasn’t going to be playing this season. No, it was there in the season-opening win […]

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Papale’s Three-Pointer Foils Quinnipiac Again

Boston University and Quinnipiac may not seem like natural basketball rivals, but their non-conference series has been plenty entertaining. Their prior four meetings all went down to the wire, and in each of the last two, a late three-pointer propelled the Terriers to victory. So in the waning seconds of Sunday’s tie game, when John Papale […]

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Three Thoughts: Holy Cross 76, NJIT 66

Out of context, it wasn’t a bad performance for NJIT in a 76-66 loss Friday night at Holy Cross. The Highlanders led for the entire first half and were within striking distance against a Crusader squad that was picked third in the Patriot League (and finished third last season), a conference that has had its […]

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Three Thoughts: Harvard 70, Boston University 56

Though Boston University entered Lavietes Pavilion with a disappointing 2-5 record, the Terriers played Harvard even for nearly 30 minutes on Monday. Behind 13 points from Blaise Mbargorba and a balanced scoring effort, BU gave the hosts a scare, but the Crimson finally pulled away for a 70-56 victory on just 57 possessions, improving to 7-1. […]

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Three Thoughts: Lehigh 80, LIU Brooklyn 76

Five minutes at the end of the first half dropped a young LIU team into a hole they couldn’t climb out of against Lehigh Saturday at the Wellness Center. The Blackbirds were unable to ever capture the lead in the second half and fell 80-76 to the Mountain Hawks.

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NEC Recap – Dec. 3

With six NEC squads in action for the first Wednesday evening of December, John and I decided to recap the games. It’s been a rough start to the season for the conference, but there were several winnable games for the league. Let’s check in to see if they took advantage.

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Loyola (MD) Wins Last-Second Thriller At Columbia

In the end Columbia just let Loyola (MD) hang on for one play too long.

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K.J. Rose went for a career-high 26 points, but it was not enough for the Stags Monday night against Bucknell. (photo courtesy: Fairfield Athletics)

Three Thoughts: Bucknell 72, Fairfield 66 (OT)

If Fairfield wasn’t coming off a 7-25 season littered with many games similar to Monday, coach Sydney Johnson probably wouldn’t have been so disturbed, and could dismiss the Stags’ collapse against Bucknell in a 72-66 overtime loss Monday as an aberration, But the normally mild-mannered Johnson (now in his fourth year at Fairfield) held his […]

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No Rosenberg, No (Big) Problem So Far For Columbia

Columbia began the 2014-15 as one of the “under the radar” teams, grouped in with Yale as a school that might be able to sneak up on three-time defending champ Harvard in the Ivy League. Then senior Alex Rosenberg went down with a season-ending injury (because of archaic Ivy redshirt rules, Rosenberg withdrew from school […]

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