NEC Fast Break Season 2, Episode 1

We’re back! Ryan Peters joins me for the season opening episode of NEC Fast Break.

You can listen to it below or subscribe on iTunes!

Here’s the run down:

  1. How do we currently see the league’s top 3 (Wagner, Mount St. Mary’s and Fairleigh Dickinson) shaking out?
  2. Is St. Francis Brooklyn’s guard heavy approach going to work?
  3. Discussion of two of the biggest surprises this season: LIU Brooklyn and Saint Francis U.

4 thoughts on “NEC Fast Break Season 2, Episode 1

  1. SFC has another tough game tonight vs Brown, which has plenty of size on its roster — eight players 6-6 or over. Nurse, Montgomery and Bodrick will have their hands full on the boards. Still waiting for Porter to have a breakout game. He’s shown he can board a bit in his minutes so far despite his lack of bulk, so looks like he won’t hurt the Terriers’ ability to rebound and he gives them more offensive punch. This game will tell a lot about how this young team is developing so far.

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  2. Not sure what will happen during conference play for LIU, but what a great start and what an impressive coaching job by Jack Perri.

    Lose Hermannsson late in the summer, then Hernandez in the first game of the year. Two of the top 15 players in the league. Not sure many teams would even have a win right now without two of the top players in the any league. Can’t say enough about how difficult that is to do.

    5-1 against D1 teams with wins over Northeastern (who has beaten UConn and Boston U. this year) and UMass Lowell at Lowell, which is something one of the preseason favorites in the league Wagner wasn’t able to do.

    Not saying they have been playing teams that are all world, but to have four wins away from home already this season is pretty impressive.

    Frink is hands down the best player in the league and I don’t know if that should really be up for debate. He’s scored 27 & 28 in the last two games on 65% FG. Just need to get consistent play from their backcourt and I think they have a shot to be a contender in the league.

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  3. SFC loses to Brown 81-71, with a disparate free throw difference a major factor. Before this game, the Terriers were averaging 20 personal fouls per contest and their five opponents had averaged 18 fouls per. During this game Wednesday night in Providence the Terriers were whistled for a total of 32 personal fouls, resulting in Brown scoring 35 points from the line (35 of 45). Brown got called for 17 fouls, in line with the Terriers’ opponent season’s average and, in comparison, SFC scored only 13 free throws (13 of 20 attempts). With that sort of FT difference, any game is an uphill battle. Rasheem Dunn, who had a great game for the Terriers on both ends of the court, fouled out, while Darelle Porter played a solid 24 minutes, but was hampered with 4 personals. Both Josh Nurse and Mel Bodrick were also saddled with 4 fouls, and these were picked up in only 5 minutes and 13 minutes of playing time. Rob Montgomery also was whistled 3 times in 14 minutes on the court. If frontcourters Porter, Nurse, Bodrick and Montgomery can avoid this level of foul trouble, then the youthful Terriers could be very competitive. In retrospect, the injury-related loss of 6-9, 270-pound center Cori Johnson could be having more of an impact than first thought.

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    1. The loss of Cori Johnson definitely seems like it could be a big deal. I know that SFC was high on him going into the season before the injury. He could’ve definitely helped the team with some much needed frontcourt depth.

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