Manhattan Strikes Early and Often In Blowout of Canisius

Manhattan came out with intense energy from the tip and sent a message that it can’t be counted out in the MAAC with a 67-54 victory over Canisius at Draddy Gymnasium on Thursday night.

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Bryant Remains in First as Favorites Dominate NEC Thursday

There were only four games on the docket in the sixth Thursday of the NEC season, as the favorites dominated the action. Let’s go through each game and break down the standings. Sacred Heart 77, Fairleigh Dickinson 70 Shane Gibson scored 18 of his game high 25 points in the second half, as the Pioneers […]

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Still Not Buying Murray State as an Elite Mid-Major

You may have noticed that each week I’m voting in the ESPN Mid-Major Power Rankings. The exercise requires my fellow voters and I to rank the Top 15 Mid-Major teams (as defined by ESPN so no A-10, CUSA or MWC along with BCS guys). Murray State keeps ending up on there. Every week I say […]

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Albany Dominates UMBC on the Road, Moves to 7-4 in America East

As winners of four of their last seven games heading into last night’s conference matchup, the UMBC Retrievers had a chance to make a little history. With a victory over Albany, UMBC would have won five of their first ten America East games for the first time since the 2007-08 season, a season in which […]

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Home Teams Hold Serve on NEC Wednesday Night

The NEC broke out of its shell and got some national attention on Wednesday night as FoxSports and ESPN3 carried both the St. Francis (PA) at Robert Morris and Mount St. Mary’s at Wagner games. While the Mount made things interesting down the stretch, both home teams managed to come away with wins by comfortable […]

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A-10 Conference Power Rankings (Part 2)

The cream of the crop of the A-10 conference rivals the top teams in any of the major conferences in college basketball today. The two newbie’s, Butler and Virginia Commonwealth have stolen the show as they have both been ranked inside the top 20 this season. The Bulldogs and the Rams still currently hold first […]

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NEC Power Rankings – Part II

We continue with Part 2 of our NEC Power Rankings, which features our top six teams in the conference. For Part 1, go here.

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New York City Power Poll: February Edition

I’ve polled Ryan, Ryan and Jaden and come up with the newest version of the Power Poll. One of my writers, who will remain nameless, wanted me to note that it’s a bit of a down year in New York City. But when you think about it, there’s a possibility that four or five teams […]

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A-10 Power Rankings (Part 1)

New writer Sam Blum is making his Big Apple Buckets debut with a mid-season A-10 Power Rankings. Sam is going to help us focus more on the Atlantic 10.

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Tempo-free MAAC: Thoughts on Experience

How much does experience really matter? You know, that’s a great question. It seems pretty intuitive that if you have an experienced team they’ll be better in close games and you might be able to out-perform your efficiency margin.

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