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St. John’s stays No. 1 in this week’s poll. But there was some movement among the rest of the top five as Rutgers and Seton Hall swapped places. Fordham remained No. 4, but Army moved up one place to fifth, while Iona dropped one spot to sixth.
St. Francis is up one to seventh as well as Stony Brook, which is eighth. Marist is back in the poll for the first time in three weeks, while Hofstra...Read more »
The top three remain the same in this week’s women’s metro hoops poll, with St. John’s occupying the top spot. Fordham is up two spots to fourth after two straight wins, while Iona moves up from seventh to fifth after three straight wins.
Army also surged, jumping up three places to sixth. Sacred Heart fell three spots to seventh, while St. Francis remained at eighth. Stony Brook moved up...Read more »
After taking two of three games at the 2K Sports Classic in Detroit, Stony Brook regains the top spot in the Metro Hoops Poll. Stony Brook sophomore big man Jameel Warney had arguably the best two-game stretch in program history, totaling 55 points and 40 rebounds. He had 32 points and 21 boards in Sunday’s 104-102 (3 OT), win over Detroit.
St. John’s comes in at No. 2, while Manhattan held...Read more »
The top three remained in place this week. Sacred Heart jumped up one spot after a 77-64 win over Yale. Hofstra is up two places after a 13-point win over Fordham, which held steady at sixth. Iona is up on spot to seventh, while St. Francis surges into the poll for the first time this season despite of tough loss at St. John’s. Army is also in the poll for the first time, while Stony Brook is 10th...Read more »
After a 2-0 start to the season, Stony Brook begins the season as the top season in the Newsday Metro Hoops Poll. Manhattan, after an impressive double overtime win over La Salle, checks in at No. 2, while St. John’s sits at 0-3 despite a loss to Wisconsin to opens its season. St. Francis starts the season at No. 5 after an impressive 66-62 OT win over Miami, while LIU-Brooklyn takes the fifth spot...Read more »
Frustration is a fact of life for Stony Brook basketball coach Steve Pikiell. Twice in the past three seasons, he has been one win away from the NCAA tournament, and last season ended with a two-point loss at Seton Hall in a first-round NIT game.
File Friday night’s 60-59 loss to Seton Hall of the Big East under the same heading. It marked the third time this season, the Seawolves have challenged...Read more »
Tonight is a big night for several of the NYC Metro-area college basketball teams looking to validate their strong starts or just looking get back on track.
Stony Brook (8-3) @ Seton Hall (10-2) 7:00 p.m.: Stony Brook is beginning to really find its groove. With a solid frontcourt led by Jameel Warney, Tommy Brenton and Eric McAlister, the Seawolves have proven the can play with anyone, including...Read more »
There weren’t any changes to the top five. But there was a little movement in the bottom five as LIU moved up three spots to eighth after winning five straight. Wagner moved into the top 10 after two straight wins and Iona dropped one spot to ninth. Manhattan drops out of the poll after dropping two of its last three.
1. St. John’s (8-3) 2. Stony Brook (7-2) 3. Seton Hall (8-2) 4. Rutgers...Read more »
The dominoes continue to fall in college sports. And they will likely resume falling for the next several years before some final resolution is reached.
The Big East, which is clearly a sinking ship, took another stiff body blow when it was confirmed that its seven non-FBS football schools plan on breaking away from the league to form their own conference. St. John’s, Seton Hall, DePaul, Georgetown,...Read more »