Creighton’s Three-Point Strategy

When Creighton hired Greg McDermott in the spring of 2010, it wasn’t expected that the former Iowa State coach, who reportedly made his decision to leave Ames in roughly 48 hours, would engineer a squad that would transform into the nation’s top shooting team over the 2012 and ’13 seasons.

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Marist Jeff Bower on Early Season Struggles

Marist head coach Jeff Bower knew he was challenging his team early through the non-conference slate. Taking on a difficult schedule out of the league as well as playing the presumed top two teams in the MAAC in December only added to the adversity Bower wants his team to fight through in his first season as head […]

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Princeton And The Two-Bid Ivy League

Here we go again. The surprising early season play of Princeton once again has Ivy League fans dreaming of something that once seemed impossible – two bids to the NCAA tournament. Harvard was once expected to reign supreme during Ivy play, but now Mitch Henderson’s team is coming off a win at Rutgers and entering […]

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A Fantastic Career Far From Over for Jason Brickman

In a frantic and much-needed LIU Brooklyn victory over NJIT on Thursday night, Jason Brickman made history. He became the NEC’s career assist leader and did it with 20 guaranteed games remaining in the 2013-14 season.

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Marist’s Jeff Bower on Isaiah Morton Leaving Team

On Wednesday junior point guard Isaiah Morton officially announced that he is leaving the team to be closer to his family. Morton, who committed to Marist from Saint Augustine Prep in New Jersey, told head coach Jeff Bower early this week of his decision to move to be closer to his family. Morton’s family recently […]

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Thoughts on Bryant, Dyami Starks’ Shooting Slump

After putting a legitimate scare into Notre Dame a few days ago, the Bryant Bulldogs laid an egg against Ohio State. The lopsided defeat wasn’t all that surprising; after all, Corey Maynard sat out the contest due to a bum wrist. It left Tim O’Shea with the inexperienced point guard combo of Shane McLaughlin and Declan […]

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St. John’s Is King of New York Area Power Poll

Thanks to St. John’s convincing victory over Fordham at Madison Square Garden, and a lack of relative competition lately, the Red Storm are now unanimously atop the Big Apple Buckets New York Area Power Poll. Steve Lavin’s team looks like the class of the city and has a huge game coming up on Sunday against […]

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Lehigh 76, LIU Brooklyn 69

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (by Josh Verlin, City of Basketball Love) — LIU Brooklyn’s woes away from home continue. The Blackbirds battled Lehigh close the entire game but couldn’t get the run they needed, falling short to the Mountain Hawks 76-69 at Stabler Arena on Monday night.

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Big Apple Buckets Weekly Awards – Dec. 9

Another week is in the books! St. John’s first game of the season at Madison Square Garden provided an early glimpse into what the Red Storm could be this season. Maybe (well probably) Steve Lavin’s team won’t score 1.50 points per possession during an entire game again this season, but if all the pieces are […]

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Offense, Roster Depth a Reason for Brown’s Terrific Start

After building a double-digit cushion heading into halftime last Saturday, the Brown Bears held off a feisty American squad late to earn the victory. It was Brown’s fourth road win of the season, an impressive feat since they had to wait until March 1st to earn their fourth road win last season. The triumph gave Brown their […]

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