Dream Continues For Greg Herenda and FDU

HACKENSACK, N.J. – As some crazy guy who travels to college basketball games with a stuffed basketball long after it was funny once put it, Greg Herenda arrived on the campus of Fairleigh Dickinson for his first Division I head coaching job to find his team had “exactly six players and zero assistant coaches”.

Less than three years later, he has FDU 40 minutes from an NCAA Tournament berth after an 80-75 NEC semifinal win over Mount St. Mary’s Saturday before a Rothman Center crowd of 1,562 that sounded much louder than that.

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Junior Robinson: The Underrated Engine That Drives Mount St. Mary’s

On Tuesday alongside Martin Hermannsson, Junior Robinson earned the first NEC Player of the Week award of his collegiate career, and deservedly so. The 5’5 sophomore was excellent in two pivotal home wins over Sacred Heart and Saint Francis University last week, averaging 23.5 ppg, 3.0 rpg and 3.5 apg while shooting 48.3% from the floor. Continue reading “Junior Robinson: The Underrated Engine That Drives Mount St. Mary’s”

Sacred Heart 76, The Mount 71: Pioneers Finally Break Out Of Slump

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – If Sacred Heart comes back to make a run at the NEC title, you can probably pinpoint the moment where things started to come together.

Thursday night in front of a packed Pitt Center with 3:30 left and the Pioneers trailing league-leading Mount St. Mary’s by two, a double-teamed Cane Broome found senior Tevin Falzon wide open at the top of the key.

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Mount St. Mary’s Is A Work In Progress

“If this game is not worth five dollars, I’m telling you this is the best basketball you can see for five dollars!”

Roy Sigler, the forthright Mount St. Mary’s radio color commenter, spoke those words on the NEC Front Row broadcast moments before the Mount secured a riveting come-from-behind victory over a veteran Norfolk State club. Continue reading “Mount St. Mary’s Is A Work In Progress”