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MAAC Weekly Recap: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

We’re into the third week into college basketball season and Ryan Peters is having so much fun with The Good, The Bad and The Ugly weekly recaps for the NEC I wanted my own gig. I’m going to be doing this weekly now for the wide-open MAAC. How wide open is the league? As of […]

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MAAC Big Winner on Mid-Major Saturday

When Andy Glockner picked the MAAC as ┬áin the nation during preseason, I was quite surprised. Yes, the league has depth, but that’s a pretty lofty projection. While one of the conference favorites, Manhattan, has struggled without George Beamon, six of the MAAC’s 10 members were in action yesterday and they were all victorious.

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Moral Victories No Longer the Goal for Rice, Monmouth

This is a new age of Monmouth basketball. No longer is there such a thing as moral victories. No longer should the Hawks be praised for simply fighting back in the second half and keeping the game close. Not in the King Rice era.

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Stony Brook’s defense is ready anytime

Even at 6 a.m. Stony Brook was ready to play their trademark defense. The Seawolves locked down Rider’s potent offensive attack and ground out a 54-46 victory at Alumni Gymnasium.

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Breakfast with Stony Brook and Rider

College basketball season started on Friday, but tonight it really gets going thanks to ESPN’s Tip-Off Marathon. One of the marquee events in the wee hours of the morning is Stony Brook at Rider. Big Apple Buckets is going to be there and to get you ready for the game, which tips off at 6 […]

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A happy call for Rider’s Baggett

Rider head coach Kevin Baggett said he was on his way home Friday when he got a call from athletic director Don Harnum.

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Returning Possession Minutes and the MAAC

The MAAC is preparing for a wild 2012-13 season. After sending two teams to the NCAA tournament last season the conference is in flux.

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Q&A with Rider Head Coach Kevin Baggett

Big Apple Buckets had a chance to catch up with Rider Head Coach Kevin Baggett and talk about his expectations for this season as he enters his first season as a Division I head coach. Big Apple Buckets: You told me that you would like to have five consistent double-digit scorers, who would you like […]

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Rider’s Lindsey’s status up in the air

As Rider coach Kevin Baggett gets set to coach his first game, the only uncertainty surrounding the program is when he will have highly touted transfer Nurideen Lindsey. Lindsey transferred from St. John’s, eventually reaching Rider in January after reconsidering transferring to Arkansas. He currently is in the process of applying for a waiver to […]

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Baggett making his mark on Rider

Rider did not have to look far after their previous boss left for a new job, but that didn’t make life uneasy after Tommy Dempsey announced he would be leaving for Binghamton. Associate Head Coach Kevin Baggett was quickly put into an awkward situation, hearing from parents of Rider’s recruits while wondering about his own […]

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