NEC Tournament First Round: Recaps and Highlights

Given all of the so-called parity in the NEC this season, several teams expected to finish in the upper third of the league did just that. No one was all that surprised to find Robert Morris, Wagner and LIU Brooklyn hosting home playoff games, with Bryant serving as the Cinderella story of the group. All four clubs won […]

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10,000 Sims: MAAC Tournament

It’s a split decision between Iona and Niagara for which team should be the favorite for the MAAC tournament. Depending on if you believe Ken Pomeroy or the efficiency margins in MAAC play this is going to be one wide-open field.

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Rider’s Kevin Baggett Making Case for Coach of the Year

Rider head coach Kevin Baggett knew what he wanted to do when he got the job as Rider’s head coach.

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Making the Case for Steve Masiello for Coach of the Year

In the preseason, we picked Manhattan as the favorite in the MAAC because we believed they had the least amount of question marks.

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Robert Morris Still Team to Beat

Back in November the preseason rankings told us that Robert Morris was the team to beat in the NEC. (Though they were overrated quite a bit.) Ten thousand sims in January right before conference play gave Robert Morris a 50-50 shot of winning the outright title.

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Chuck Martin Perfect to Lead Marist’s Future

In February I asked Marist head coach Chuck Martin what is one thing he would tell himself, knowing all he’s experienced now, on his first day taking over at Marist.

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Our NEC Individual Awards for the 2012-13 Season

Rather than have John and I release our consensus NEC individual awards, we decided to give each of us a say in who we would choose. As you’ll see, there was some disagreement for a couple of the categories, and we here at Big Apple Buckets support the First Amendment! Onto the five major awards…

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MAAC Commissioner Rich Ensor on Springfield and Conference’s Future

The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and their fans will descend once again on Springfield, Massachusetts to determine basketball champions at the MassMutual Center.

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Our All-NEC Conference Teams: A Difficult Exercise Indeed

It was the year of parity and unpredictably in the NEC, and that notion certainly extends out to our all-conference awards. There are several worthy candidates, so it was a challenging exercise for John and I to sort out our All-NEC first, second, and third teams. For our individual awards, including Player of the Year, […]

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The Mid-Major Podcast: Championship Week Preview

In the tenth episode of The Mid-Major Podcast we dive into talking about conference tournaments. The NEC and America East are covered in detail, including an interview with Stony Brook head coach Steve Pikiell.

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