Hofstra’s Jenkins named Chip Hilton Award finalist

Congratulations to Hofstra’s Charles Jenkins. He, along with Jimmer Fredette of BYU, Andy Polka of Loyola (Ill.) and Robo Kreps of UIC, has been named a finalist for the Chip Hilton Award. It’s given to a senior that shows outstanding character, leadership and talent on the court. Jenkins certainly demonstrated that for four years at […]

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Iona goes for the CIT championship tonight

The Iona Gaels are one of eight teams still playing basketball and tonight their season will either end in a championship or defeat. Iona is being given strong odds to pull out the CollegeInsider.com Tournament championship and, considering Santa Clara had to fly across the country to play in the game, even that might be […]

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Iona advances to CIT Finals

Iona defeated East Tennessee State 83-80 this afternoon on the road to advance to the CIT Championship game. The Gaels will now play Santa Clara in New Rochelle on Wednesday night for the tournament title. Iona was carried by Mike Glover. He scored 33 points and grabbed 10 boards. Glover also shot 13-19 from the […]

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Postseason Preview: Iona vs. East Tennessee State

Iona heads to Johnson City, Tennessee to take on East Tennessee State in the semifinals of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament on Saturday afternoon in a game that pits two talented mid-major teams from the MAAC and Atlantic Sun. The Gaels were probably the best team besides Maryland to not receive an NIT invitation and they’ve done […]

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Two Iona players named Lou Henson All-Americans

Mike Glover and Scott Machado of Iona were both named to the 2011 Lou Henson All-America teams today. The team is composed entirely of Mid-Major players as defined by CollegeInsider.com, the people running the CollegeInsider.com Tournament in which the Gaels are currently doing so well. Most of the players on the team are juniors and […]

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Iona advances to semifinals of CIT

There’s actually one New York City area team still playing in the postseason right now, Iona. The Gaels took down Buffalo last night in the quarterfinals for the right to play in the Final Four of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament. Lohud.com even acknowledged after the game that Iona might actually be getting something out of the […]

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Why now?

I’m sure if you just showed up here you’re asking, “Why now?” It sure does seem like an odd time to start a college basketball blog. I mean, almost every school this site intends to cover has already finished playing basketball this season. Some have been done for almost a month. So yeah, why now? […]

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Welcome

Welcome to Big Apple Buckets the place that in time I hope will become the destination for small college basketball around New York City. Currently I’m planning on covering 11 schools and 7 conferences in the Greater New York City area. I’m hoping you enjoy the site.

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