I revealed the entirety of my conference realignment project during the past four days. Thank you everyone for your comments and thoughts on the analysis. Continue reading “Conference Realignment: Winners and Losers”
Category: Sacred Heart
Realignment Conferences 23 Through 18
These conferences, in terms of average strength, are probably about where the current MAAC or Horizon League are down to the Patriot League. Continue reading “Realignment Conferences 23 Through 18”
Projecting the Best NEC Players of the 2017-18 Season
I apologize in advance for quoting one of my favorite bands from my college days, but “I wish you would step back from that ledge, my friend.” Continue reading “Projecting the Best NEC Players of the 2017-18 Season”
Replacing High Volume Scorers Like Elijah Long, Quincy McKnight and Nisre Zouzoua
Over the past 10 days, two noteworthy All-NEC first teamers—Elijah Long and Quincy McKnight—decided to go elsewhere to finish their collegiate careers. Though they haven’t signed with a new program as of this posting, the general consensus is that both players will up-transfer. Continue reading “Replacing High Volume Scorers Like Elijah Long, Quincy McKnight and Nisre Zouzoua”
The 2017 NEC Tournament Preview
In what many believed was a rebuilding year for the Northeast Conference as a whole, the season played out along those lines. Graduations, transfers and unexpected defections led to a youth movement throughout the conference – a movement that was necessary for the league to move up the conference RPI charts in the near future. Continue reading “The 2017 NEC Tournament Preview”
NEC Awards and All-Conference Teams for the 2016-17 Season
It went by way too fast, but here we are a few days away form the start of the NEC tournament. In the meantime, John and I diligently poured through the statistics and went through our recollections to determine the best NEC players of the 2016-17 season. Continue reading “NEC Awards and All-Conference Teams for the 2016-17 Season”
The Most Impactful, Yet Underrated NEC Players
As I spent time watching NEC basketball over the past week, I wondered who the most invaluable players throughout the league were. Continue reading “The Most Impactful, Yet Underrated NEC Players”
NEC Recap February 2 – It’s the Mount And Everyone Else
On Groundhog Day, the Mount further distanced themselves from the rest of the pack, while the rest of the league continued to jockey for position in the race toward home court in the NEC tourney. Let’s break down the action from the first set of February games.
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LIU Brooklyn 60, Sacred Heart 57: Blackbirds Veterans Come Through
It wasn’t the most attractive of outings, but when it came time to decide it, LIU Brooklyn’s veteran players did what they’ve done for much of this season: push the Blackbirds past the finish line in front.
Thursday night, it was Iverson Fleming and Jerome Frink who came up with the big plays to get them in position and Nura Zanna that pushed LIU Brooklyn over the top as they emerged with a 60-57 win over Sacred Heart at the Pitt Center.
Fleming and Frink are seniors, while Zanna has been with the program for four years, but redshirted his first season due to injury. And despite losing both Martin Hermannsson and Aakim Saintil somewhat unexpectedly (Hermannsson is playing in France, while Saintil transferred to Iona), and then seeing Joel Hernandez go down with a season-ending injury in the opener, LIU Brooklyn stands just a game behind league leaders Mount St. Mary’s and defending champ FDU, and is three games clear of fifth and a home game in the NEC Tournament.
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NEC Recap January 21 — Two At The Top
Central Connecticut earned its first victory, Mount St. Mary’s and Fairleigh Dickinson separated themselves a little bit from the pack, and there were a number of thrilling finishes on Saturday.