NEC Thursday: Bryant All Alone in First Place With Four Teams Right Behind

In what amounted to another wild night of NEC hoops, Bryant pulled back ahead into first place all by themselves, after their road win and Sacred Heart and Robert Morris’ losses. Let’s dive into all the action from the fifth Thursday of the NEC schedule. LIU Brooklyn 82, St. Francis (PA) 62 In easily the […]

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Velton Jones Goes Down, Brent Jones Steps Up In SFC Win

Just 1:41 into St. Francis Brooklyn’s game against Robert Morris everything changed. In an NEC season full of injuries down went RMU’s star point guard Velton Jones. He was clutching his shoulder. Jones, one of the toughest players in the NEC, tried to return but couldn’t go. Without him the Colonials’ defense struggled and the […]

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Winning Mid-Major Stats (Part I – Pythag)

Gary Moore may have moved to South Carolina, but he’s still going to a ton of college basketball game and writing on The College Hardwood. (He’s even got South Carolina season tickets.) Recently he wrote about Stats The Likely Correlate Into Success (Part I). It’s a really interesting read.

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Iona’s A.J. English Out for the Season

Iona freshman guard A.J. English, who has missed the last two games with a wrist injury has been ruled out for the season, head coach Tim Cluess said.

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Young Niagara Purple Eagles Taking Hold of First in MAAC

One of the youngest teams in college basketball has built a 9-1 conference record in the veteran-heavy MAAC.

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Assist Trends of NEC’s Top Point Guards

The trend towards more pace and more points in the NEC is being led by two of the top point guards in the nation. Jason Brickman and Phil Gaetano are two of the Top 5 players in assists per game this season and are driving LIU Brooklyn and Sacred Heart to near the top of […]

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Anosike Leads Improving Siena Offense

Siena put together two of their best offensive performances of the season, scoring a season high 79 points at Marist and splitting two games on the weekend.

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NEC Week 4: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

I broke a personal best this past week when I attended four NEC games in three days. I spent a majority of my Sunday adjusting to the craziness as a result, but I’d certainly do it again. I saw two-thirds of the league in action, therefore I’m ready to broadcast my thoughts, opinions, and a […]

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The Mid-Major Podcast: Episode 5

In the fifth edition of The Mid-Major Podcast from Big Apple Buckets one of the super writers from The Mid-Majority Season 9, Ray Curren, stops by to chat about what he’s thus far while traveling around the Northeast and beyond. Of course there’s also your typical podcast fare as Ryan Peters and I dissect the […]

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Ten Luckiest and Unluckiest Coaches: 2009-2012

Continuing my series on luck. Let’s investigate if “luck” has anything to do with good “coaching”. Do our opinions about “good in-game” coaches line up with how lucky they’ve been over the past four seasons? The Top and Bottom 10 Coaches in Luck over the past four seasons (minimum 3 seasons).

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