All Bashir Mason could do was smile. What else was there to do?
Keith Braxton faked, got stuck, and self-admittedly threw the ball at the basket, and it subsquently made one revolution around the rim and dropped, giving Saint Francis University a 71-70 victory in the NEC semifinals Saturday afternoon. As the ball finally finished its circuituous journey to the bottom of the net, it simultaneously stunned the home crowd at the Spiro Center and set off wild celebrations among the Red Flash and their faithful, as it marks the first time since 1991 they will be in the NEC final, well before anyone in uniform Saturday was born.
“Welcome to March Madness,” Mason said. “What else can you say?”
Continue reading “Wagner, St. Francis Classic Leaves Everyone Winners” →
Ryan Peters once again joins me to talk about all things NEC. Continue reading “NEC Fast Break Season 2, Episode 5” →
The new season is upon us! As I did last season, here are some bold predictions about what’s going to happen in 2016-17. Continue reading “7 Bold Predictions for 2016-17” →
“Michael Carey is a grown man,” Wagner coach Bashir Mason tells me, peppering our conversation a few weeks ago with effusive praise for the junior forward. Continue reading “Wagner’s Michael Carey Finally Arrives” →
Wagner had been here before. The Seahawks were once again hosting the semifinals of the Northeast Conference tournament. In 2013 and 2014 the Seahawks did just that and lost. Continue reading “Wagner 81, LIU Brooklyn 65: Third Time The Charm In NEC Semifinals” →
A dominating performance on the glass and the defensive end earned LIU Brooklyn a convincing 82-69 victory over Wagner at the Steinberg Center on Thursday night. Continue reading “Rebounding And Defense Lead LIU Brooklyn Past Wagner” →
On Monday, I presented my educated guesses as to who would emerge from the NEC freshman class. With only two days left before the first jump ball of the 2015-16 season, I’m attempting to highlight the impact transfers of the conference this morning. Continue reading “Top Impact NEC Transfers for the 2015-16 Season” →