Can BracketBusters really help anyone? Well, if you’re talking about the NCAA tournament the answer is not much. Teams know it too and therefore some talented but banged up players might not even appear in these games. Why play a random non-conference game in February when you can rest up for conference tournaments?
The Saint Louis Billikens might just be the best team that no one is talking about.
With all due respect to the rookies of the Northeast Conference, this hasn’t been the year of the freshman. With a majority of the NEC’s top talent staying put, this was to be expected. Yet when I charted the contributions of the top ten freshmen in the league every year since the 2007-08 season, the […]
In this special edition of The Mid-Major Podcast Ryan Peters and I chat about the Ivy League, America East and the NEC. We break down league races, players of the year and all sorts of other fun topics. We’re not buying Cornell or Monmouth either. Listen to all of the chatter.
Instead of a long preamble about how Fairfield is the best team in the league according to efficiency margin I want to do something different this week. Here are the conference play fortunes of the three teams at the top of the tempo-free standings presented in a graphical format. Might do this next week after […]
As the conference takes a break for BracketBusters weekend everything is starting to settle down. Niagara is holding steady at the top and the Purple Eagles look to be in a great position to have the number one seed heading into the Springfield.
The Wagner Seahawks’ offense is waking up and with it Bashir Mason’s club is becoming one of the most dangerous teams in the NEC.
The postponements following winter storm Nemo are really messing with the tempo-free numbers. NEC teams already play an unbalanced schedule, but now they’ve also played a varying number of games. As such, the predictive value of these rankings is getting a little hazy.
With four to five conference games remaining, it remains anyone’s guess as to how the NEC playoffs will eventually align. Of course, there appears to be a distinct top five, but then again top seeds Robert Morris and LIU Brooklyn haven’t even clinched a spot in the playoffs. (They are really close though.) As a […]
We welcome Basketball Prospectus and ESPN’s John Gasaway to the podcast to discuss all sort of things, including his Top 25 Freshmen list, tightly packed conference races, Gonzaga and fouling up three.