Quinnipiac 80, Fairfield 72

It was more of a tightrope walk than a basketball game, and Quinnipiac was walking with no safety net. There was no room for error.  Playing with a lineup of just seven players, any foul trouble could spell disaster. Fortunately, Quinnipiac was able to force the early foul trouble squarely on Fairfield’s shoulders and pull […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Where Does St. John’s Stand In The Big East?

Once left for dead after losing its first five Big East games, St. John’s has stormed back and won five of six. The Red Storm are now at 15-9 overall and 5-6 in the Big East heading into Thursday night’s game at Seton Hall. Steve Lavin’s club seems to be hanging around the bubble. It’s […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Big East Tempo-Free Metrics: Week Six

The key topic during this week’s Big East teleconference was parity. This idea is paraded a few times each year either nationally (when there isn’t a clear leading team) or within certain conferences (when squads are bunched together), and as evidenced by yesterday’s call, Big East coaches feel parity is directly applicable to conference play […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Kyle Vinales’ Return Gives CCSU Renewed Life

Standing with arms akimbo, Howie Dickenman surveyed his team as they were struggling to open the second half of Saturday afternoon’s game. After knocking down five straight three-pointers, spurring an improbable 21-5 run out of halftime, Fairleigh Dickinson (FDU) held a 13-point lead five minutes into the second frame. During the barrage of Knight rainmakers, not once […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Tempo-Free MAAC: Predicting the 5th Seed

Welcome to another week of tempo-free MAAC. Not surprisingly the Iona Gaels have solidified their chances of winning the MAAC. Tim Cluess’ team won both games in Buffalo over the weekend and now has a 94% chance of at least being tied for first at the end of conference season. (Up 31 percentage points from last […]

Read full story Comments { 3 }

Vermont Getting Breaks at Right Time

For a team that has battled injuries since before the season started, the Vermont Catamounts appear to be getting all their breaks at the same time.

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Quinnipiac 83, Marist 78

The Red Foxes had their best three-point shooting performance of the year, but it was not enough to power them past the Bobcats as Marist fell to Quinnipiac 83-78 Monday night at the TD Bank Sports Center. 

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Ethan O’Day Returns To Lead Vermont

Senior Luke Apfeld, hours after watching his team lose their first America East conference game, walked into head coach John Becker’s hotel room and did something very few players would: Asked to be taken out of the starting lineup for sophomore Ethan O’Day.

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Robert Morris Adapting To 2-3 Zone Look

Three weeks ago the Robert Morris season was thrown into turmoil. Four players were suspended, including some key contributors. It looks like the first place Colonials were just hanging on by a thread until one of the other challengers was ready to replace RMU atop the NEC standings.

Read full story Comments { 1 }

Tempo-Free NEC: We Agree Now

A weird thing happened on the way to an NEC championship, the tempo-free metrics and standings decided to agree. Yeah, I know it’s weird. Robert Morris’ blowout of St. Francis Brooklyn has pushed the Colonials to the top.

Read full story Comments { 0 }