Vermont Changing Things Up For Title Run

For a team that was minutes away from the NCAA tournament at home in the America East championship game against Albany, returns six seniors and stands as the conference’s preseason favorite, Vermont head coach John Becker stresses that his team has a long way to go mentally and physically to get back into that position.

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10,000 Sims in the MAAC

The MAAC is going to be one of the more wide open races in the country this season. While Manhattan is the favorite according to Ken Pomeroy, the Jaspers’ hold on first place is tenuous at best. They won the outright league title just 31.3% of the time during the simulations.

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Mount St. Mary’s Julian Norfleet Growing As A Point Guard

On a crisp October evening in a building nicknamed “The Hanger,” a rangy Mount St. Mary’s guard is running the offense from the top of the key. After dribbling past his overzealous defender, the guard invades the paint with a couple of options. He can pull up for a semi-contested runner in the lane, or if he’s so […]

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Canisius Improves Depth In Baron’s Second Season

A turnaround came quickly for Canisius in their first season under head coach Jim Baron. For a school that won a combined 20 games the two years before his arrival, Baron’s team won 20 games – the most for the school since 2001.

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NEC Team Primer: #6 LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds

Head Coach: Jack Perri, 2nd season (20-14, 12-6 NEC) Last Season: 20-14 (12-6 NEC), lost to James Madison in the NCAA tournament first round RPI/KenPom: 173/191 NEC Preseason Poll: 4th out of 10 teams State of Programs: Rebuilding (but hungry) Starters Returning: 2 Key Loss(es): Jamal Olasewere (18.9 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 1.5 spg, NEC Player of the Year), C.J. […]

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10,000 Sims for the Big East and CAA

The Big East is wide open this season! Every team can at least claim to have a chance in the new 10-team league. While Creighton, Georgetown and Marquette appear to be the class of the league, their grip on the top is tenuous at best.

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Basketball Passport Launches Today

Today Basketball Passport launches to the entire world. I got an opportunity to try out the beta version (adding almost all of last season’s games, plus some of my past favorites) and it’s a ton of fun. You can see the best performances at games you’ve attended and also check out games that other people […]

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Vermont’s Tough Big Men Competition

Vermont head coach John Becker has stressed during the preseason that there is an intense competition going on between his big men.

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What Marist Captains Learned During Difficult Season

Marist’s three captains learned a lot of lessons from last season’s 10-21 effort as they attempt to contend this season for a MAAC championship.

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NEC Team Primer: #7 St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers

Head Coach: Glenn Braica, 4th season (42-48, 30-24 NEC) Last Season: 12-18, 8-10 (NEC), Lost to Robert Morris NEC tournament quarterfinals RPI/KenPom: 209/223 NEC Preseason Poll: 7th out of 10 teams State of Programs: Hoping to Surprise Starters Returning: 4 Key Loss(es): Akeem Johnson (10.0 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 1.6 apg), Travis Nichols (9.6 ppg, 4.1 rpg), Dre Calloway (5.2 […]

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