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Three Thoughts: Sacred Heart 73, New Hampshire 60

Sacred Heart was 5-26 last season, and quite frankly had very little going for them in Anthony Latina’s first campaign, finishing 273rd in the nation in adjusted offense and even worse (297th) on defense. What does a young coach do after a season like that? Think a lot, first of all. And second, go to […]

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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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Three Thoughts On Sacred Heart’s Recent Run

The Sacred Heart Pioneers won their third straight game late Saturday afternoon in impressive fashion, soundly defeating Holy Cross, 81-68.

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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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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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Three Thoughts: Sacred Heart 71, Hartford 53

Sacred Heart stunned Hartford in the final game of the Connecticut 6 triple header, controlling the game throughout and blowing out the Hawks with a decisive 71-53 victory.  

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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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Coaching Support Helped Anthony Latina During A Tough First Season

Most coaches won’t hesitate to tell you how difficult it is to win a basketball game at the Division I level. No matter how easy it may appear, success is never taken for granted for those who have been part of the coaching grind.

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NEC Preview 2014-15: #8 Sacred Heart

This is the third in what will be 10 preview capsules as we prepare for this NEC season! Click here for #10 Fairleigh Dickinson and here for #9 LIU Brooklyn.

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Impact NEC Freshmen for the 2014-15 Season

On Monday I released my top impact transfers of the Northeast Conference; now it’s time for the freshmen.

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