Dr. John Giannini on America East Tournament, Stony Brook

When asked about Stony Brook’s program after a 65-57 win at Madison Square Garden Saturday, La Salle head coach Dr. John Giannini said he would like to see the format change in one bid league’s like the America East. “I think they’re really good they’re winning 20 plus games a year consistently,” Giannini said. “My […]

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Five Thoughts From Stony Brook’s Loss To La Salle

Stony Brook’s difficult second half doomed the Seawolves against La Salle on Saturday morning at Madison Square Garden. The Explorers, coming off a Sweet 16 appearance last season, made the plays they had to in order to erase a 9-point halftime deficit and pull out a win in the Holiday Festival.

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La Salle 65, Stony Brook 57

Stony Brook, leading by as many as 12 in the first half, found the worst time to go cold from the field Saturday at Madison Square Garden against La Salle. The Seawolves scored just 26 points in the second half and did not make a field goal for a four minute span when they needed […]

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Quinnipiac 83, Fairfield 79

The Quinnipiac Bobcats (5-2, 1-0 MAAC) defeated their in-state rival Fairfield Stags (1-7, 0-1 MAAC) 83-79 Friday night in their first contest as members of the MAAC. Junior forward Ousmane Drame led the Bobcats with 22 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 blocked shots.

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Niagara’s Chris Casey on Offense, Antoine Mason

Niagara head coach Chris Casey promised a team that would get up and down, perhaps even more than his predecessor, as the Purple Eagles lead all MAAC teams in scoring with 81.5 points per game. For a team that has scored over 90 points four times already this season, they have been held to under […]

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LIU’s Defensive Conundrum Versus Seton Hall

Even under the best of circumstances LIU Brooklyn’s defense isn’t particularly good. The Blackbirds have held just one opponent, ironically Indiana, under a point per possession this season. It was particularly evident last night as LIU scored 81 points in a 68-possession game and still lost at Seton Hall by 11. Really though there wasn’t […]

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St. Peter’s John Dunne on Young Offensive Core

It is certainly noticeable that St. Peter’s this season has a large group of talented offensive players. For a team that struggled to crack into the 70-point total on most nights, head coach John Dunne now has assembled a team of weapons including Fordham transfer Marvin Dominique who has proven in a short time that he can do almost […]

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Fairfield’s Sydney Johnson on Lineup Shifts, Gilbert Brothers

Fairfield head coach Sydney Johnson said he had seen enough after a 49-point effort in 61 possessions at home against Holy Cross. “We needed to play better I wasn’t just going to sit back and let us not play as well and not do things,” Johnson said. “Sometimes that’s reflected in the lineup, sometimes that’s […]

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Random Thoughts on the NEC, Patriot League

It wasn’t ideal, yet I spent a majority of my Wednesday evening inside an Annapolis Panera (it’s a long story) on my IPad catching up on action around the NEC and Patriot League. With that, allow me to throw out some random thoughts regarding four schools. For what it’s worth, all four programs were in the bottom three of their […]

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Rider’s Kevin Baggett on Early Struggles, Seniors

For a team that locked teams down defensively so much last season en route to a second-place finish in the MAAC, Rider head coach Kevin Baggett knew the new rules might hamper his team’s style. However a 2-4 start combined with struggles to stop teams defensively was not the 2013-14 season’s expectations. The Broncs are 10th in conference scoring defense, […]

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