Throughout the 2014-15 Ivy League season, Harvard and Yale were evenly matched. The co-champions had identical 11-3 league records, split the season series with close games, and ended the regular season a mere four slots apart in KenPom’s national rankings. So it was fitting that Saturday’s playoff was tied heading into the final possession. Continue reading
Where do you start after Peter Hooley’s prayer with 1.6 seconds left gave Albany its third straight America East title over Stony Brook in Saturday’s title game?
With Stony Brook and coach Steve Pikiell? Crushed. Devastated. Dumbfounded.
The Big East semifinal was the closest Villanova has looked to pedestrian in weeks, at least since that Georgetown beat down in mid January. Continue reading
Last season, in the final throes of The Mid-Majority (RIP), I got to cover Dayton’s amazing run, which obviously ended just one game short of the Final Four. Continue reading
The stakes could hardly be higher for Saturday’s Ivy League playoff to determine who advances to the NCAA tournament, but the margins between Harvard and Yale could hardly be smaller. To help break down two evenly matched teams, I solicited predictions from experts around the Ivy League. Here’s what they said: Continue reading
Even Bob McKillop, who was a heartbeat away from the Final Four in 2008, can’t believe the run his Davidson team is on these days. The Wildcats graduated all-everything guard De’Mon Brooks after last season and were making the quantum leap from the Southern Conference (a league that Wofford has beaten them in three of the last five seasons) to the Atlantic-10, full of VCUs and Daytons and George Washingtons.
Yet they rolled through the regular season, seemingly getting stronger as they went (even while dealing with an injury to starting guard Jack Gibbs), winning their final nine regular-season games and miraculously winning the A-10 regular season title after being picked 12th.
Ryan Restivo breaks down the MAAC tournament and America East Playoffs with Brian Cady, host of “Cady’s Corner” on 1240 AM NBC Sports Radio in Albany. We break down the most recent MAAC tournament, won by Manhattan on Monday night and the upcoming America East championship game between Albany and Stony Brook. We also delve into plenty of other topics including the future of the MAAC tournament in Albany and NJIT’s chances of joining a conference. Continue reading
It is hard not to hear the phrase “22 strong” in any Manhattan Jaspers huddle. Continue reading
Let’s talk about Murray State. Continue reading
It’s easy for Stony Brook to remember why they have to pay attention to Peter Hooley when he is on the floor. Continue reading