Smooth Road Hits Holy Cross Wall, But Army Not Quite Done

WEST POINT, N.Y. – The Army basketball team seemed to hit every bump and pothole in the road the last two seasons, derailing one of the best senior classes ever to play at West Point. Continue reading “Smooth Road Hits Holy Cross Wall, But Army Not Quite Done”

Holy Cross 90, Hartford 68: Injuries Doom Hawks

Hartford head coach John Gallagher (photo courtesy: Steph Crandall)

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Bill Carmody and turnovers don’t get along much. So much so that Carmody’s Northwestern teams – even against Big 10 competition – did a remarkable job of not giving the ball away without at least getting up a shot. How good? Here are the national turnover rate ranks for Northwestern from 2006-07 to 2012-13: 17th, 20th, 34th, 30th, 5th, 7th, 37th. That’s pretty damn good, no matter what the competition.

(Some irony in the fact that turnovers were not the reason Milan Brown was canned after last season. Holy Cross finished 14-16 and 8-10 in the Patriot League, but were 50th in offensive turnover rate.)

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Patriot League Power Rankings – The First Installment

With more than two weeks in the books, Big Apple Buckets unveils their first installment of the Patriot League power rankings. There’s been quite a bit of movement from the original preseason poll. Continue reading “Patriot League Power Rankings – The First Installment”