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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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No Need To Panic With Robert Morris Yet

There’s been plenty of discussion on the NEC’s defending regular season champions (for Colonials Corner go here, for SB Nation go here), so now it’s my turn to chime in on the state of Robert Morris basketball.

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Over And Underperforming KenPom Teams

UMass Lowell, Cornell and Hofstra are just some of the surprises of the young college basketball season.

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NEC Stock Watch: The First Week

With one week in the books for the season, we’re beginning a weekly feature here at Big Apple Buckets that breaks down the NEC several different ways. Let’s begin with our stock watch!

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Q&A with Casual Hoya on Georgetown/Robert Morris

On the second Saturday of the season, Georgetown will host their second NEC program in the young season, Robert Morris. The Hoyas have made easy work of their first two opponents in St. Francis Brooklyn (that writeup is here) and Texas A&M Corpus Christi, so the Colonials enter as heavy underdogs (a 5% chance of […]

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NEC Recap – Nov. 19, Robert Morris Gets Back On Track

It hasn’t been a good start for the Northeast Conference, but tonight the league had a chance to earn some victories against mid-major equals. Let’s see how everyone fared on the first Wednesday of the 2014-15 season!

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NEC Recap – November 14, The Opening Night

With eight NEC programs beginning their 2014-15 season tonight, we summarized all of the opening night action. Going in, it wasn’t expected to be a strong night for the conference — according to KenPom, five of the eight teams were overwhelming underdogs (10% chance to win or less) with only Robert Morris considered as a moderate […]

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NEC Preview 2014-15: #1 Robert Morris

This is the final NEC preview before the season starts today! You can find links to the first nine at the bottom of this post.

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Big Apple Buckets NEC Preseason Individual Awards

Earlier this offseason we posted a “Way Too Early”  all-conference assortment on the NEC, so now John and I are making it official.

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Andy Toole Hopes to Solve the NEC Tournament Puzzle

On March 9, 2011, Robert Morris held a slim two-point advantage over LIU Brooklyn with three minutes left in overtime. Believe it or not, that moment was the closest Andy Toole has ever gotten to qualifying for the NCAA tournament as the Colonials head coach.

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