JMU Slows Down LIU, Ends Blackbirds’ Season

LIU came into the play-in game as one of the nation’s highest scoring teams, but the Blackbirds were disrupted by the length of James Madison in a frustrating 68-55 loss in the First Four on Wednesday night in Dayton, Ohio.

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Preview: James Madison vs. LIU Brooklyn

Tonight in Dayton the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds will look to do something they’ve never done in the history of the men’s basketball program, win a game in the NCAA tournament. They’ve come pretty close before, back in 1984 the Blackbirds lost to Jim Calhoun’s Northeastern team by just three point in the “preliminary” round.

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The Mid-Major Podcast: MAAC Coaches Discussion

We’ve been away for a little while as all the craziness occurred, but we’re back with a bang as Ryan Restivo brings an extended length edition of The Mid-Major Podcast from Big Apple Buckets. In it he brings on some special guests to analyze the Siena and Marist coaching situations. What are they going to […]

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Robert Morris Stuns Kentucky, Wins First Round of NIT

Less than one year ago, John Calipari and his Kentucky Wildcats were hoisting up the NCAA championship trophy as the best team in all of the land. On Tuesday night, the Wildcats’ season mercifully came to a close in Moon Township, of all places, with the Robert Morris Colonials stunning the defending NCAA champs, 59-57. […]

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Folahan and Fanning Transferring From Wagner

Per a tweet from Alex Kline it appears that Naofall Folahan will be transferring from Wagner. The 6’11” center had seen his playing time diminish as the season went on under Bashir Mason, but he still has the skill to contribute to a Division I program.

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A Lack of Respect

Look, we’re really excited that Robert Morris is hosting Kentucky in the NIT tonight. (If you saw my tweet…) But I think Nelson Castillo raises a good point in his post here about Joe Lunardi’s preview video for LIU Brooklyn. It doesn’t bother me that much that RMU’s game is mentioned – ESPN has a game […]

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Kentucky at Robert Morris Preview: A Q&A With A Sea Of Blue

I sat down with Glenn Logan of A Sea With Blue to ask a few questions about John Calipari’s Kentucky Wildcats, who found themselves on the outside looking in for the NCAA tournament. Ken Pomeroy has them as the fifth best team to miss out on the Big Dance. As a result, Robert Morris will […]

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Grading the NIT Bracketologists

The grades are in for this season’s NIT brackets. I used the Paymon scoring that the Bracket Project uses to score NCAA bracket projections. The NIT ones were quite rough. Part of this is because every person had both Air Force and Arkansas in their field and the committee decided to go with other teams. […]

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Reaction to the CBI and CIT Fields

The CBI and CIT fields are out. When I first look at the College Basketball Invitational bracket my first question is, “Huh?” I’m not quite sure how some of these match ups made sense in the organizers’ heads. Also, it appears at least one team that thought they’d get to play in the CBI – […]

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Kelvin Parker and Josh Castellanos No Longer With Mount St. Mary’s

Mount St. Mary’s forward Kelvin Parker has been released from his scholarship, per a tweet from Alex Kline: Mount St. Mary’s wing Kelvin Parker has received his release from the school, his coach says. — Alex Kline (@TheRecruitScoop) March 17, 2013 It’s unknown who initiated the action, but given the sophomore’s increased playing time as […]

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