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”
There was no college basketball 2,300 years ago (as far as you know), but there were talented coaches, eh, commanders like Pyrrhus of Epicus, who figured taking down this new upstart power in Italy called Rome would be difficult, but certainly not impossible.
In the end, he did push the Romans back with victory in a couple of battles, but they were bloody, costly fights that left his army somewhat demoralized both physically and mentally. Pyrrhus then cemented his legacy with one of the most repeated quotes of all-time: “If we are victorious in one more battle with the Romans, we shall be utterly ruined.”
As all of the NEC teams are entering the last few weeks of conference play and jockeying for position in the NEC Tournament, it got me thinking about all the players I’ve seen who never represented the conference in the ‘Big Dance.’ So, what if we were able to give all those players one last chance, on the same team! Continue reading “The All-NEC One More Chance Team”
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”
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.
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.
We are now entering the fourth week of NEC play and, well the parity one through eight has yet to show itself. Nevertheless, there were some intriguing battles on Thursday night – allow us to break down all the action.
Continue reading “NEC Recap January 19 – The Top Tier is Established”
After today’s games, parity continues to be the theme of the NEC, with three teams separating themselves from the rest of the pack and four others getting themselves in position to make a move as we approach the midway point of the conference season. Time to recap all of the action from this Saturday. Let’s begin with a terrific contest:
Continue reading “NEC Recap January 14 – One Third of the Season Complete”
With one-quarter of the conference season completed, the third week of the NEC regular season serves as a pivotal week for some programs looking to make a move into relevance and others trying to separate themselves into the elite tier. Allow us to break down all of the action from the second Tuesday of the new year. Continue reading “NEC Recap January 12: Teams Begin to Separate Themselves”
It’s time for us to hand out some fake hardware, since we are firmly at the halfway point of the season. Sample sizes have grown, trends have developed and players have begun to establish themselves. Continue reading “NEC Roundup: Midseason Awards and Power Rankings 4.0”