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NEC Power Rankings, Version 3

It’s been a month since our last version of the NEC Power Rankings, so with eight conference games now completed, now was a perfect time to access the league and see where each team stands. With that in mind, enjoy our latest edition! Continue reading

Three Thoughts: Central Conn. 53, Wagner 50 (Plus Story Behind Brandon Peel’s Winner)

It was inevitable that Howie Dickenman would bring up Tate George and Scott Burrell after Faronte Drakeford and Brandon Peel pulled off the play of the NEC season Saturday night with a play eerily reminiscent of UConn’s winner in the 1990 Sweet 16 against Clemson to lead CCSU to a 53-50 win over Wagner at Detrick Gym.

Heck, even the time on the clock was the same (1.0 seconds), although Drakeford left Peel with a little more work to do than George had, as Peel turned and hit only his second career three-pointer from a good 25 feet out after Drakeford fired the ball down the court. Dickenman, of course, was an assistant under Jim Calhoun on that UConn squad where he would stay until taking over at CCSU in 1996.

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NEC Recap — Jan. 5

Then there were three. In the second night of NEC play three teams remained undefeated after the first weekend thanks to big Monday victories. Continue reading

Bashir Mason Optimistic Youthful Wagner Will Compete In NEC Play

One win versus a Division I opponent in 10 tries. Six of those losses ending in lopsided fashion. A once vaunted defense that finds itself near the bottom of college basketball having allowed 106.9 points per 100 possessions. An offense that has struggled to find its way with a team loaded with underclassmen expected to absorb a sizable chunk of possessions. Continue reading

Three Thoughts: Hofstra 93, Wagner 71

Hofstra easily dispatched the Wagner Seawhawks on Sunday, by a 93-71 margin, thanks to plenty of key performances. Here are three thoughts from the Pride’s third victory on the season and their best start to a season since 2008-09.

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Big Apple Buckets NEC Preseason Individual Awards

Earlier this offseason we posted a “Way Too Early”  all-conference assortment on the NEC, so now John and I are making it official. Continue reading

Wagner’s Not Done Yet: Returning Possession Minutes and the NEC

The news has come fast and furious for Wagner. With yesterday’s announcement that Mario Moody is transferring, the Seahawks are down to just four players from last season’s rotation. Bashir Mason has just 23% of his team’s possession minutes returning. Continue reading