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Stony Brook men's basketball coach Steve Pikiell received a contract extension through the 2017-28 season, the university announced on Thursday.
Pikiell, who will be entering his ninth season, has led the Seawolves to three America East regular season titles and two appearances in the NIT.
Terms of the contract were not disclosed....Read more »
LIU Post will introduce North Babylon's Erik Smiles as its new men’s basketball coach Thursday, the school announced Wednesday.
Smiles replaced Chris Casey, who left for Division I Niagara.
Smiles spent the last nine years at Division III Farmingdale State, where he went 182-72. He led the Rams to four Skyline Conference regular-season titles, three Skyline Tournament championships and...Read more »
Molloy hired Kate Lynch as its new women's basketball coach. Lynch was named the NJCAA coach of the year after guiding the Community College of Rhode Island to a 25-7 record. Her team won three straight regional titles.
Lynch previously was an assistant at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the director of basketball operations at Fairfield. She played four years at Southern Connecticut State,...Read more »
Rick Pitino’s legacy is already secured.
He’s taken three different schools – Providence, Kentucky, Louisville – to the Final Four and will have the unique opportunity on Monday night to be the only coach in NCAA Division I history to win a title with two different schools when his Cardinals take on Michigan for college basketball's top prize.
The coach will be honored for his success...Read more »
East Coast Conference women’s basketball champion Dowling (25-3) will face NYIT (23-5) Friday at Bentley in the NCAA East Region Tournament.
LIU Post (19-9) will face top-seeded Bentley (28-1).
Dowling, the third seed, has defeated sixth-seeded NYIT three times, including a 72-49 victory Sunday in the conference championship. The bracket also includes Stonehill-Franklin Pierce and Holy...Read more »
Here were the written words used to describe the shot: "Drexel's Frantz Massenat stepped through two Hofstra defenders, who appeared to have had him trapped in the backcourt, and fired a shot from the far side of half-court. It went through the net just as the buzzer sounded to send Hofstra the toughest loss in a hard year, 55-52, at the Mack Sports Complex Wednesday night." And now here...Read more »
Hofstra coach Krista Kilburn-Steveskey admitted her program’s non-conference schedule “was a challenge”, but it may turn out to benefit the team in the end.
The Pride’s resurgence after a 1-7 start was on display during an 83-72 win over conference heavyweight Old Dominion on Sunday. Kilburn-Steveskey was impressed with her team’s resiliency. “I was very proud of my team, especially after...Read more »
Hofstra basketball coach Mo Cassara confirmed that Jamal Coombs-McDaniel is done for the season with a knee injury.
Coombs-McDaniel, a 6-foot-7 junior forward, sat out last season after transferring from the University of Connecticut. Coombs-McDaniel was part of UConn's NCAA championship team in 2010-11. He averaged 4.5 points and 2.0 rebounds in two seasons.
Coombs-McDaniel was expected...Read more »
The Colonial Athletic Association, home to Hofstra’s athletic program, announced a three-year agreement to hold its men’s basketball tournament at 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore starting in 2014. The tournament has been held at Richmond Coliseum since 1990. 1st Mariner Arena seats 11,800. It was the site for the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament in 1995.
The CAA recently...Read more »