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Reviewing The NEC Non-Conference Schedules

Every school in the NEC has officially announced its 2016-17 non-conference schedule, so, like we did with the MAAC two weeks ago, let’s hand out some scheduling awards.

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Simply Kavon (Stewart)

The longest conversation I’ve ever had with Robert Morris point guard Kavon Stewart over the past three years was about shoes. Anytime I’d asked one of his teammates about what Stewart’s personality was like, they’d always crack a smile and say that he’s simply “Kavon.”

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5 Thoughts About The 2016 Attendance Figures

The NCAA released its annual look at college basketball attendance figures yesterday.

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NEC Recap – The NEC Tournament Quarterfinals

The first round of the NEC tournament was exciting as promised, so let’s break down the action! LIU Brooklyn 84, Sacred Heart 76 After a wonderful first half consisting of timely shooting and fantastic bench play from Iverson Fleming, LIU Brooklyn was able to hold off a Cane Broome surge and a raucous crowd to […]

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The 2016 NEC Tournament Preview

It’s tournament time!

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Big Apple Buckets 2015-16 NEC Awards and All-Conference Teams

Before we embark on what promises to be a fascinating conference tournament this week, we here at Big Apple Buckets would like to present our NEC awards and all-conference teams.

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Robert Morris 73, Sacred Heart 63: No Quit In Toole And Colonials

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Andy Toole didn’t look like a coach whose team was 9-20 Thursday night at the Pitt Center. And he certainly didn’t have the look of someone who was leading his team to their first losing record in more than a decade. Toole and Robert Morris have a resume second to none in […]

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NEC Recap, February 25 – Jockeying For Playoff Positioning

Just because the NEC tournament teams have all clinched doesn’t mean the final week of the regular season won’t be exciting! Everyone was jockeying for position coming into tonight, so it’s time to break down the action in a league where the home team has a losing record (39-41) in NEC play.

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What Does Elijah Minnie’s Dismissal Mean for Robert Morris?

“The Colonials are the [New England] Patriots of the NEC. You have to assume they’ll be near the top of the standings every single year.”

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Projecting the NEC Regular Season From Here

As we quickly approach the midway point of the NEC conference season, John and I wanted to assess each team’s current standing among the muddle. John, in fact, ran some regular season simulations based on the current standings and KenPom’s rankings using his projection based system.

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