Patriot League Tournament Preview (With Fearless Predictions)

Bucknell and head coach Dave Paulsen could make their third NCAA tournament in five years if they win this season. (photo courtesy: Bucknell athletics)

Those papers in the trash across the room are the discarded Patriot League scripts for the 2014-15 season. With some irony, I mentioned in my preview just before conference play started that the non-conference campaign had pretty much gone according to plan. Continue reading “Patriot League Tournament Preview (With Fearless Predictions)”

Three Thoughts: Bucknell 72, Fairfield 66 (OT)

K.J. Rose went for a career-high 26 points, but it was not enough for the Stags Monday night against Bucknell. (photo courtesy: Fairfield Athletics)

If Fairfield wasn’t coming off a 7-25 season littered with many games similar to Monday, coach Sydney Johnson probably wouldn’t have been so disturbed, and could dismiss the Stags’ collapse against Bucknell in a 72-66 overtime loss Monday as an aberration, But the normally mild-mannered Johnson (now in his fourth year at Fairfield) held his team for a good 20 minutes in the locker room after the contest to try to figure out how to finish teams off. With MAAC play opening Friday and Manhattan and Quinnipiac looming as its first two opponents, the time for experimenting is just about over and Johnson’s mixtures just haven’t produced a finished product thus far.

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