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Three Thoughts: Central Connecticut 65, UMBC 53

It ain’t easy being winless, and it’s even less so when your leading scorer is already done for the season. UMBC coach Aki Thomas spent most of Wednesday night’s 65-53 loss to Central Connecticut cringing at crucial mistakes and stomping his foot after missed opportunities. But even though his Retrievers are one of four winless […]

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UMBC's Rodney Elliott, who won America East Rookie of the Year last season, will miss the rest of the 2014-15 season after shoulder surgery. (photo courtesy: America East)

UMBC Sophomore Rodney Elliott Out For The Season

The chances UMBC had of making a crack in the America East race took a serious blow on Thursday when the school announced that sophomore Rodney Elliott will miss the rest of the season.

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UMBC’s Cody Joyce Receives Waiver

UMBC announced that junior Cody Joyce received a legislative relief waiver from the NCAA today and will be eligible to compete starting this season.

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UMBC to Seek Waiver for Cody Joyce

In his third season, UMBC head coach Aki Thomas will welcome two transfers into the program and both could have an impact right away.

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Tempo-Free America East: Vermont Leads the Way

With half of the America East conference schedule finished – eight teams played their eighth league game last night – now is the perfect time to break out some tempo-free numbers.

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Weekend MAAC and America East Observations

After taking a road trip to Connecticut and a long first week of basketball, here are some extra thoughts on the two conferences I cover for Big Apple Buckets, the MAAC and the America East. In addition, Ryan Peters shared his thoughts  on UMBC, who stunned Mount St. Mary’s on Sunday afternoon with a come from […]

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UMBC 90, Mount St. Mary’s 84

After a challenging start to the season that included West Virginia, Villanova and BYU, all teams in Ken Pomeroy’s top 80, it was business as usual for Mount St. Mary’s, at least in the early going. Despite only having nine scholarship players on the roster for the remainder of the season, Mount Mayhem was in […]

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Ranking Coaching Positions in America East

Coaching near the bottom of the Division I is tough and the rankings for America East prove exactly that fact. There are probably three or four jobs in the conference where a head coach can make a name and move up towards a brighter future.

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Albany Dominates UMBC on the Road, Moves to 7-4 in America East

As winners of four of their last seven games heading into last night’s conference matchup, the UMBC Retrievers had a chance to make a little history. With a victory over Albany, UMBC would have won five of their first ten America East games for the first time since the 2007-08 season, a season in which […]

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Surprise individual performances of the young season

With most teams having played at least one quarter of their schedule (crazy, huh?), I felt this was a perfect time to give you ten players that have really surprised and/or impressed me this season. In the first part, John and I list our top five surprises of the NEC thus far, who we feel […]

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