Stony Brook’s Steve Pikiell on Historic Run

Stony Brook posted their best season in school history, going 25-8 and winning their first postseason game in school history over UMass in the NIT; however, head coach Steve Pikiell and company still have some unfinished business.

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Jeff Bower, Tim Murray Reunited Again at Marist

Jeff Bower had something no other candidate Marist interviewed over the 26 days they searched for a head coach. It was not only Bower’s track record of experience in the NBA that helped him earn the job, but his familiarity with the college made his hire as the 10th head coach in program history the right choice for […]

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NEC Top 10: Premature Ratings for the 2013-14 Season

With the college basketball season officially behind us, everyone is beginning to speculate on the nation’s top 25 for the 2013-14 season. I figured to join in on the fun, by giving you my NEC top 10 as of today! Keep in mind I haven’t fully delved into each team’s incoming recruits and there may be […]

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Jeff Bower Hired As Marist’s Head Coach

Marist will hire former New Orleans Hornets GM and  coach Jeff Bower as their new men’s basketball coach, the school has announced. The 51-year-old Bower reportedly received an offer for the job Friday following his visit to campus. “I would like to welcome Jeff and his family back to the Marist College community and the Hudson River Valley,” […]

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Hofstra Set To Hire Joe Mihalich as Head Coach

The Hofstra Pride are set to announce that they have named Niagara University head coach Joe Mihalich as their next basketball coach, multiple outlets have reported. The announcement is scheduled for Wednesday at noon at Hofstra. Mihalich was the longest tenured head coach in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, having coached 15 seasons at Niagara […]

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Jimmy Patsos’ Journey From Loyola to Siena

Jimmy Patsos got to know Siena for the first time as an assistant at Maryland under Gary Williams scouting the Rob Lanier led 16-seeded Saints for a first round matchup. The Terps run to the national championship began by dispatching Siena 85-70 in the Verizon Center behind Juan Dixon’s 29 points. Dixon would be named […]

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Thanks For A Great Season

Coverage at Big Apple Buckets isn’t going to stop now that “One Shining Moment” has been played and Louisville has been named the national champion, but I do want to thank everyone that came to read the site this season. It’s been an exciting journey. We’ve set all sorts of site records and gotten to […]

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Best Coaching Jobs in the NEC

Big Apple Buckets continues their Best Coaching Jobs series with the Northeast Conference. With the departures of Quinnipiac and Monmouth this coming fall, ranking the ten remaining jobs was incredibly difficult to do. Two of the best arenas are heading to the MAAC; therefore attempting to decipher the NEC’s best gigs is wonderfully subjective. I […]

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Fairfield’s Sydney Johnson on Up and Down Season

For a team that rode two win streaks of five and six games throughout the season, the Stags appeared to be a top contender in the MAAC. They rode their strong 19-16 season into a Tournament invitation, falling to Kent State on the road.

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Source: Evan Hymes to Leave Siena to be Closer to Home

A source said that sophomore guard Evan Hymes will be leaving the Siena program to be closer to his family in North Carolina. Hymes, who hails from Durham, averaged 10.6 points per game and started 30 of the 31 games he played in for Siena this season. He will be leaving school to be home […]

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