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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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Maturing Saint Francis University Falls To American

After dropping their season opener against a more athletic and talented Cincinnati squad, Saint Francis University (SFU) admirably stood toe to toe with the defending Patriot League champions before falling in defeat after Dominique Major’s three-pointer at the buzzer clanged off the back of the rim. It was a difficult loss, considering the Red Flash […]

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NEC Recap – Nov. 17, All The Levels

What a difference the level of competition can make. Three NEC teams played on Monday night against opponents of vastly different quality. What transpired might seem obvious in retrospect.

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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: #5 Saint Francis University

This is the sixth of 10 NEC previews before the season starts. You can find links to the first five at the bottom of this post.

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10,000 Sims NEC 2014-15 Edition

The top of Ken Pomeroy’s NEC projections make a ton of sense. Robert Morris and St. Francis Brooklyn are considered the class of the NEC and there they are at the top of the standings, though a little lower than the league would probably like at 177th and 198th respectively.

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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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Picking Out the Best of the NEC Non-Conference Schedule

With every NEC team’s non-conference schedule finally released (thanks Saint Francis!), I went through the games I’m most looking forward to as a fan.  For a complete breakdown of every NEC program’s out-of-conference schedule, I highly recommend taking a look at Nelson Castillo’s NEC schedule breakdown over at The Blackbirds Hoops Journal.

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Projecting The NEC Standings Using RPM

Remember how just a few days ago I wrote about how returning possession minutes (RPM) don’t do a great job of predicting the NEC? Well, this season is a perfect example.

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Krimmel Optimistic Saint Francis Will Contend

Down 11 points with 9:33 remaining in the Northeast Conference (NEC) quarterfinals, it was shaping up to be another ho-hum season for Saint Francis University basketball. There was some progress worth highlighting, but a 9-21 final record would’ve given the Red Flash four straight seasons of failing to reach ten wins, and 23 consecutive years […]

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