NEC Recap – January 22

What a night of NEC action! Two of the four contests tonight found the overtime session, while the two other games came down to the final minute. Let’s recap all of the exciting action from tonight.

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Northeastern Torches James Madison, Takes Sole CAA Lead

Northeastern marketed Wednesday night’s game as a “white-out” for fans, and Huskies players got in on that theme with white-hot offense. Behind a blistering 1.34 points per possession, the hosts routed James Madison 82-59, taking the solo CAA lead at 6-1. “When you’re shooting the ball well, everything looks good,” Northeastern coach Bill Coen said. […]

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Tempo-Free Big East: Jan. 22 Edition

Is parity good for the Big East?

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Canisius Surprising In Conference Play With New Group

With the second youngest team in the conference, Canisius head coach Jim Baron has been pleasantly surprised with how the Golden Griffins have played their way into the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference race for a third straight top-five seed.

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Iona Seeking Answers, Options Without Isaiah Williams

For a team like Iona, whose bench plays the 11th fewest minutes of any team in the country, losing any of the starters is akin to disaster.

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Hofstra Runs Wild In Blowout Over Drexel

Hofstra jumped out to an early 14-2 lead and never looked back, going wire to wire in a dominating 86-58 win over Drexel Wednesday evening at the Mack Sports Complex in Hempstead, NY.

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Marist Can’t Change The Past, But MAAC Future Is Finally Healthy

First-year Marist coach Mike Maker took the Colonel Jessup approach when asked if making the transition from Division III to Division I was harder than he thought.

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Boston University Holds Off American, Patriot League Remains Tightly Packed

Before Wednesday’s visit to Agganis Arena, American had won three straight games thanks to three last-second shots by Pee Wee Gardner. Meanwhile, Boston University had lost three in a row, two of which were decided on the final play. So when the Eagles clawed within one possession and had the ball entering the final minute, […]

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Marist-Siena Rivalry Gets New Wrinkle With Guards Khallid Hart And Marquis Wright

Marist’s Khallid Hart and Siena’s Marquis Wright were intertwined in a debate last season on which freshman should carry the conference’s Rookie of the Year award.

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Niagara sophomore Ramone Snowden (photo courtesy: Niagara University Athletics)

Niagara Inching Towards Breakthrough In MAAC Play

It has not been easy for Niagara under head coach Chris Casey, they have remade the roster quickly and competed during conference play, but haven’t seemed to get the bounces to go their way.

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