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Stony Brook continues to roll and remains atop the Metro Poll after four straight wins. The Seawolves clinched at least a share of the America East regular season title after a 69-53 win over Maine on Sunday.
St. John’s and Fairfield held the second and third spots again. Wagner has won three of its last four, including a big 94-92 win over LIU on Sunday and moved up one place to fourth. Princeton...Read more »
Operating without departed Moe Harkless to relieve the defensive pressure this season, St. John’s leading scorer D’Angelo Harrison has struggled mightily in a couple of big spots. On Feb. 2 in Washington, Harrison recorded the first 0-fer of his collegiate career with a 0-for-9 shooting performance at Georgetown, and he came close on Sunday in St. John’s 63-47 loss to Pitt in which he made just...Read more »
St. John’s coach Steve Lavin playfully took issue with the notion that his emotional outburst during the Red Storm’s recent win over South Florida was something out of the ordinary. Guard D’Angelo Harrison described it as “blowing a gasket,” but Lavin said that was one of a series of blown gaskets and added that he’s probably broken five clipboards this season.
“All along the line, gaskets...Read more »
On the surface, St. John’s did what it had to do in dispatching South Florida, 69-54, Wednesday night at Carnesecca Arena. If the Red Storm wanted to have any chance of receiving an NCAA bid, it had to win the most winnable game left on its regular-season schedule against the worst team in the Big East.
It wasn’t pretty in the second half. After taking a 22-point lead, the Red Storm (16-10,...Read more »
Earlier this season we posted a story on how this could be a down year for mid-major programs. Not including the Atlantic-10, which doesn’t consider itself a mid-major league, the situation has changed. Nearly a dozen mid-major teams have a shot at an at-large bid if they fall short of a conference tournament championship.
We'll also leave out Memphis (22-3), which doesn't really consider...Read more »
The world and the NCAA Selection Committee will little note nor long remember Stony Brook’s 83-39 victory over UMBC Tuesday night at Pritchard Gymnasium. The poor Retrievers (6-20, 4-9 America East) simply were outmanned by the Seawolves (20-6, 11-2).
But while the quality of opposition was low, the manner in which Stony Brook turned a nine-point deficit into a 44-point blowout spoke volumes...Read more »
The top four stayed the same with Quinnipiac in the No. 1 spot after 14 straight wins. There was a change at the fifth spot as Fordham and St. John’s swapped placed. Army, Sacred Heart and Fairfield are seven through nine, while Iona replaces Hofstra at No. 10.
1. Quinnipiac (22-2) 2. Marist (19-6) 3. Princeton (16-5) 4. Rutgers (14-10) 5. Fordham (18-7) 6. St. John’s (13-10) 7. Army (19-6)...Read more »
Stony Brook stays No. 1 in the poll this week, followed by St. John’s, despite two straight losses. Fairfield is up one place to third, while Liu, winners of four straight and 10 of its last 11, vaults three places to fourth. Wagner is up one place to fifth, while Princeton falls one spot to sixth. Iona four places after losing five of its last six. Rider is up two places after two straight wins,...Read more »
Old Westbury saw its 18-game winning streak come to an end after a double-overtime loss to Sage on Saturday. The loss prevented Old Westbury from setting a Skyline record for most conference wins in a season. But that doesn’t mean the party is over for the Panthers.
Old Westbury (22-3, 17-1) was No. 1 in last week’s NCAA Division III Atlantic Region rankings. The loss to Sage shouldn’t hurt...Read more »
Where does an NBA player vacation during All-Star break if he’s not taking part in the festivities? For Charles Jenkins, nothing satisfies as much as a trip home to visit his family in Queens and catch a Hofstra basketball game. The Pride’s all-time leading scorer sat courtside Saturday afternoon at the Mack Sports Complex and agonized as Hofstra suffered its ninth loss in 10 games by a 57-50 count...Read more »