In an arena filled with 3,289 rowdy Stony Brook fans on Wednesday night, Binghamton managed to give them a heck of a scare.
To foul or not to foul up three, that is the question. When Sacred Heart elected not to foul, the Pioneers set up the moment that made SportsCenter’s top 10 plays and led to an unlikely comparison between Joe O’Shea and Russell Westbrook.
Will William & Mary make its first ever NCAA tournament? It’s a fair question to ask in the wide open CAA tournament in Baltimore.
“Oh my goodness! I can’t believe that Siena, the eight seed, gets to play in the MAAC tournament on its home court,” the traditionalists cry.
MAAC commissioner Rich Ensor makes sure that in every meeting with the school presidents and athletic directors that expansion is on the table.
Two more hurdles. Had he been wired with a lie detector, St. Francis Brooklyn coach Glenn Braica may or may not have set off all kinds of alarms after Wednesday night’s 79-70 NEC quarterfinal victory over rival LIU Brooklyn when he said, “I don’t even know what Tuesday is. I’m just thinking about Saturday.”
Binghamton freshman Justin McFadden had the ball in his hands on the left wing, down three, with just under 30 seconds left at Stony Brook. A raucous crowd cheered on as the Bearcats looked to become the first road team to advance in the America East playoffs.
Well, that was fun, but only if you’re a Bryant fan! For the first round of the NEC tournament, there was plenty of exciting action and great performances to sift through.
The last time Niagara and Siena met, the Saints swept the season series from the Purple Eagles with a 74-70 road victory.
The new format of the America East tournament ironically doesn’t end up changing much this season.
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