Do Returning Possession Minutes (RPMs) Explain Anything?

When looking at preseason projections one thing we’ve tended to use here at Big Apple Buckets is returning possession minutes (RPMs). The idea of the statistic, which is calculated by adding up the total of each player’s minutes percentage and possession percentage, is that it really tells you what’s coming back.

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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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The Day Mike Maker Followed Pete Carril

At Fairfield’s first coaching clinic in 2012, Mike Maker found himself in an unusual position.

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Hartford’s Evan Cooper Will Not Play This Season

Six returning upperclassmen are on Hartford’s roster, which means the Hawks are without one expected returnee for the 2014 season.

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CCSU Denied Our Open Records Request

This summer I’ve been working on collecting all the available contracts of head coaches for the schools and conferences Big Apple Buckets covers. Many of those coaches lead state-funded basketball programs, and as such they’re public employees and subject to open records requests — commonly referred to as Freedom of Information or FOI requests.

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Mike Maker and Sydney Johnson Meet Again

When Marist and Fairfield face each other this season, it will hardly be the first time that Mike Maker and Sydney Johnson have stared at each other on opposite sidelines.

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Pre-Order the 2014-15 Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook

Now is the perfect time to pre-order the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook, out for its 34th edition. It contains the most in depth previews for almost every college basketball team.

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Ken Taylor on MAAC Scheduling for the 2014-15 Season

The 2014-15 season will be the second straight MAAC basketball season with a 20-game round robin schedule. For conference associate commissioner Ken Taylor, it has meant another round of working to juggle everything to make sure the MAAC schedule for the coming season. For a league that has an odd number of teams, it means trying to keep […]

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MAAC Will Open Conference Play on Nov. 20

The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference will open conference play on perhaps the earliest date in its history.

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Five Impact MAAC Transfers for This Season

This season every MAAC roster except for Marist will have at least one transfer. Here are five who are set to have an impact on their teams this coming season.

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