NEC Roundup – February 6

The start of week number five in the NEC season featured several favorites playing on the road. Could they take care of business and avoid a possible upset? Big Apple Buckets recaps all of the action from the first Thursday night of February.

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Robert Morris 65, LIU Brooklyn 56

In a battle of undermanned teams Robert Morris captured a 65-56 victory over LIU Brooklyn before a nationally televised audience on ESPNU on Thursday night.

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Defense Fueling St. John’s Second Half Surge?

Expectations were too high for St. John’s this preseason. Steve Lavin had consistently maintained that his team would gel by February, but of course, it is easy to dismiss that as mere coach’s talk, and then downplay and downgrade a team when they drop their first five Big East games.

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Tempo-Free Big East: Week Five

There is finally a bit of separation between the conference’s ten teams now that we have entered the second half of Big East play.

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Assist Trends of NEC Point Guards

NEC fans might not realize it, but they’re quite spoiled this season. The league features some of the best point guard play in the entire nation. Jason Brickman leads the nation in assists at 10.0 per game, but other players like Julian Norfleet, Brent Jones and Sidney Sanders, Jr. aren’t too shabby either. The four […]

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Niagara’s Antoine Mason Changing the Game by Getting to the Line

Junior Antoine Mason is no longer known just for his strong basketball lineage. He has been making national headlines by leading the country with 26.6 points per game.

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NYC Area Power Poll: Feb. 5

There’s a new team atop the Power Poll this week. St. John’s has officially claimed the top spot.

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Hartford Unsure if Mark Nwakamma will play Saturday

Hartford head coach John Gallagher said on Tuesday that he is not sure if junior Mark Nwakamma and sophomore Evan Cooper will play against Albany when they resume America East play on Saturday.

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Tempo-Free MAAC: The Broncs Lock In

Due to the fact that almost nothing has changed from last week’s rankings I wanted to highlight a few specific teams and their play on certain sides of the ball.

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Mike Brennan’s Defense a Major Reason For American’s Success

When you bring up American University basketball these days, most people want to talk about the Princeton offense. They prefer to discuss the offensive system that’s been responsible for American’s pristine ball movement, crisp backdoor cuts, and near flawless execution.

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