The NEC Playoff Picture: A Q&A With Myself

Rather than tire you all with an exhaustive summary of the NEC playoff picture, I decided to ask myself several questions about the last week of NEC regular season play! There are so many things that can still change the complexion of the conference’s playoff race, so if you feel something isn’t factual here, please […]

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NEC Makeup Monday: CCSU Clinches NEC Playoff Berth

The snowstorm that nearly destroyed the state of Connecticut a few weeks ago forced two postponements, therefore fans were treated to a rare doubleheader on Monday night. All four teams were seriously jockeying for playoff position, so let’s recap the action and summarize the NEC Standings. Bryant 84, Sacred Heart 66 Given the recent play […]

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Tempo-Free Breakdown: Catholic vs. College of Staten Island

The 2013 DIII NCAA tournament bracket was released today and my undergraduate alma mater, Catholic University, is hosting one of our local New York City schools, College of Staten Island, in the first round on Sunday, March 2.

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KenPom Weekly Movers: Northwestern Falling, Princeton Rising

BracketBusters helped teams move up and down the rankings this week. Note: I’m using data Sunday through Sunday because I was a day late. (Put your spreadsheets in the cloud!)

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Three New York Players Named Lou Henson Finalists

Three local players have been named finalists for the Lou Henson award, which is given by CollegeInsider to the top mid-major player in the country. Tommy Brenton of Stony Brook, Jamal Olasewere of LIU Brooklyn and Momo Jones of Iona are all candidates for their conference’s Player of the Year awards as well.

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NIT Bracketology: Bubble Stealers We Await Your Coming

NOTE: Bracketology is updated each Sunday (sometimes more). You can always find the most recent bracket here. The weird thing with NIT bracketology as compared with its NCAA sibling is that we don’t know the automatic bids until (and even up to) Selection Sunday. When top seeds of mid-major conferences lose the auto-bids pile up, […]

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CCSU Takes Control of Their Playoff Destiny, Beats Sacred Heart

It was set up perfectly. Shane Gibson, the greatest player in Sacred Heart Division I history, was only 19 points shy of 2000 points coming into Senior Day. The fifth year senior was approaching the end of his sensational career, so of course he’d crack the 2000 point milestone, while also leading the Pioneers to […]

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NEC Saturday Recap: St. Francis Brooklyn In Trouble

Saturday’s NEC action really hasn’t done anything to make the playoff picture clearer. Instead it has become even more muddled as Central Connecticut defeated Sacred Heart and St. Francis Brooklyn lost at Mount St. Mary’s. At least Robert Morris provided some clarity by destroying Fairleigh Dickinson on senior night.

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Five Thoughts as Princeton Blows Out Columbia

Princeton led by 16 at halftime and never let up, eventually building its lead to 31 points before finishing off a 65-40 victory. It was the perfect game for the Tigers, except for free throw shooting, and a 53-possession demonstration of how they’ll still challenge Harvard for the Ivy League title.

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Mount St. Mary’s Continues Dominance at Home, Defeats LIU Brooklyn

To the casual fan observing from afar, nothing probably seemed amiss with LIU Brooklyn’s effort after nearly 28 minutes of play in Emmitsburg, MD. Despite getting limited contributions from Jamal Olasewere and Jason Brickman, the first place Blackbirds were leading the Mount, 53-50. E.J. Reed scored 20 first half points and had the team playing […]

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