Outlook: As the best frontcourt in the league, the pieces are there, but Sacred Heart needs good health and solid backcourt play to emerge as a legitimate NEC contender. Continue reading
St. Francis Brooklyn’s hopes of playing in the NEC tournament took a big blow on Thursday night with a home loss to Sacred Heart. Continue reading
The question at the beginning of the night was “who would step up?” A query present in each team’s prospectus, for different reasons. Continue reading
The turnover in Division I basketball is rampant and that extends, unfortunately, to the Northeast Conference. Due to transfers, dismissals and (lesser so these days) graduations, roster continuity among NEC programs is no longer the norm and more of an exception. Continue reading
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – As LIU Brooklyn eviscerated Sacred Heart in the first half Wednesday night, a natural question to ask was where the heck this team had been all season.
The simple answer is they were there the whole way. Sometimes.
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Andy Toole didn’t look like a coach whose team was 9-20 Thursday night at the Pitt Center. And he certainly didn’t have the look of someone who was leading his team to their first losing record in more than a decade.
Toole and Robert Morris have a resume second to none in the NEC in the past few seasons. The Colonials have won 20 games in four straight seasons, posted a 65-23 conference record under their current coach, and won a postseason game (two NIT and one NCAA) contest in each of the last three campaigns.
Anthony Latina needed a morale boost, a pick-me-up, anything, really, considering the position his team was in halfway through this season. Continue reading
In a league full of parity and teams that mostly pride themselves on balance and depth, Cane Broome has undoubtedly stood out from the rest of the pack. Continue reading
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Greg Herenda swears the only numbers he notices on the scoreboard is the time. But even he had to be amazed to look up and see his Fairleigh Dickinson team – picked ninth by the coaches in the preseason NEC poll – leading 47-19 with two minutes left in the first half Thursday night at the Pitt Center.
“I don’t really look at the scoreboard, I look at the clock and the clock never ticks quick enough, even when you have a big lead,” Herenda said. “We have in on the board, ‘Every second of every possession for 40 minutes if not more’. We practice hard every day. Most programs keep score of everything and do competitive drills with scores in practice, but we don’t. We just play hard, and if we play hard and well, we’ll do well.”
Despite a 1-10 record in non-conference play, Sacred Heart is optimistic heading into NEC play. Continue reading