Sidney Sanders Jr. Continues to Break Through for Fairleigh Dickinson

Fairleigh Dickinson senior Sidney Sanders Jr. has been tough to contain for opponents all season long and proved to be just as difficult to contain on Wednesday, scoring a career-high 28 points and being a one man wrecking crew to the Stony Brook defense. First year head coach Greg Herenda said that when he took […]

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Stony Brook 77, Fairleigh Dickinson 62

Stony Brook used a 9-0 run in the final minutes to distance themselves from Fairleigh Dickinson, after a lead as large as 17 in the second half closed to three, and beat the Knights 77-62 at Pritchard Gymnasium Wednesday night.

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Columbia 81, Army 64

Columbia built an 12-point halftime lead and coasted to an 81-64 victory over Army at Levien Gymnasium on Wednesday night. The win brings the Lions above .500 overall at 5-4 on the season. They’ll be put to the test though on Saturday at Bucknell.

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FDU’s Defense to Upend NEC?

It has been eight years — and three different head coaches — since Fairleigh Dickinson posted a winning record, but there is hope in northern New Jersey for the Knights’ current squad. Comprised largely of freshmen and veterans who were reserves in 2013, the hope is due to the Knights’ past two games, wins on […]

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New York Area Power Poll – Dec. 4

A number of head-to-head match ups this week impacted the poll in a myriad of ways. For one, Fairleigh Dickinson – after beating both Rutgers and Seton Hall – makes its first appearance of the season in the poll. Also, the only relatively unscathed New Jersey team – Princeton (5-1) – is climbing up the […]

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Lafayette 77, Wagner 65

Lackluster Wagner allowed Lafayette to go on a big run early in the first half and never recovered in a 77-65 loss at the Spiro Sports Center on Staten Island this Tuesday night.

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Boston University 69, Quinnipiac 66

Each of the four previous meetings between Boston University and Quinnipiac had been decided by a margin of fewer than seven points, and Monday evening’s contest followed suit. In a back and forth affair which saw 13 ties and 12 lead changes, the score was knotted at 66 with 0:17 to play when D.J. Irving […]

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Greg Herenda press conference

Thoughts From FDU’s Upset of Seton Hall

Note: Occasional Big Apple Buckets contributor Ray Floriani attended the game between Fairleigh Dickinson and Seton Hall. He had these thoughts afterwards.

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Big Apple Buckets Weekly Awards – Dec. 2

What a week of college basketball! New York City had a ton of excellent games during the past week. One northern New Jersey team though rose up and stole the spotlight by taking down two major conference teams. Still, celebrate the week that was in New York area college basketball with our weekly awards.

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NEC Power Rankings – The First Installment

Overall, the month of November wasn’t a great one for the Northeast Conference. This was to be expected with lots of senior talent and Quinnipiac moving on, though, some performances near the top of the league have been rather underwhelming. Still, the NEC is currently the 24th best conference in the nation, according to Ken […]

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