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Wagner, St. Francis Classic Leaves Everyone Winners

All Bashir Mason could do was smile. What else was there to do? Keith Braxton faked, got stuck, and self-admittedly threw the ball at the basket, and it subsquently made one revolution around the rim and dropped, giving Saint Francis University a 71-70 victory in the NEC semifinals Saturday afternoon. As the ball finally finished […]

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Thoughts From the Crazy NEC Tourney Quarterfinals

In our NEC tournament preview, I noted that the conference had the second highest rate of close games in the regular season – 30% of them ended within 4 points or were decided in overtime. We enjoyed more of the same in the NEC quarterfinals, as the league office couldn’t have asked for better drama, […]

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The 2017 NEC Tournament Preview

In what many believed was a rebuilding year for the Northeast Conference as a whole, the season played out along those lines. Graduations, transfers and unexpected defections led to a youth movement throughout the conference – a movement that was necessary for the league to move up the conference RPI charts in the near future.

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NEC Awards and All-Conference Teams for the 2016-17 Season

It went by way too fast, but here we are a few days away form the start of the NEC tournament. In the meantime, John and I diligently poured through the statistics and went through our recollections to determine the best NEC players of the 2016-17 season.

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Wagner 69, Bryant 66: Pyrrhic Victory For Seahawks?

There was no college basketball 2,300 years ago (as far as you know), but there were talented coaches, eh, commanders like Pyrrhus of Epicus, who figured taking down this new upstart power in Italy called Rome would be difficult, but certainly not impossible. In the end, he did push the Romans back with victory in […]

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The All-NEC One More Chance Team

As all of the NEC teams are entering the last few weeks of conference play and jockeying for position in the NEC Tournament, it got me thinking about all the players I’ve seen who never represented the conference in the ‘Big Dance.’ So, what if we were able to give all those players one last […]

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The Most Impactful, Yet Underrated NEC Players

As I spent time watching NEC basketball over the past week, I wondered who the most invaluable players throughout the league were.

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NEC Recap February 2 – It’s the Mount And Everyone Else

On Groundhog Day, the Mount further distanced themselves from the rest of the pack, while the rest of the league continued to jockey for position in the race toward home court in the NEC tourney. Let’s break down the action from the first set of February games.

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NEC Recap January 21 — Two At The Top

Central Connecticut earned its first victory, Mount St. Mary’s and Fairleigh Dickinson separated themselves a little bit from the pack, and there were a number of thrilling finishes on Saturday.

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NEC Recap January 19 – The Top Tier is Established

We are now entering the fourth week of NEC play and, well the parity one through eight has yet to show itself. Nevertheless, there were some intriguing battles on Thursday night – allow us to break down all the action.

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