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Could ACC Tournament move to Barclays Center?

Devin Thomas of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons

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Tobacco Road may lead to Barclays Center.

Negotiations to bring the Atlantic Coast Conference postseason basketball tournament to the Brooklyn arena are all but completed, multiple college athletics sources confirmed.

Sports Illustrated first reported the multi-year deal that could begin as early as 2017.

The Atlantic-10 Conference has a deal to hold its postseason tourney at Barclays...

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LIU Post women win NCAA game at the buzzer

LIU Post teammates swarm Alexis Peters after she

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LIU Post senior guard Alexis Peters had one thing on her mind after stealing an inbound pass with 1.1 second and her team trailing by one point yesterday in an NCAA Division II regional quarterfinal: hit the shot.

Peters did just that, sinking a runner as time expired to push the third-seeded Pioneers past No. 6 Assumption 60-59 at the Dana Athletic Center in Waltham, Mass.

Post, which...

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Local teams primed for tourney play

Manhattan College basketball player and Roslyn alum George

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Fact: At least three New York City-metro area college basketball teams will be making appearances in the NCAA Tournament. Fact: New York City college basketball will once again be relevant at NCAA Tournament time.


Guaranteed to go Dancing

Manhattan (25-7): After knocking on the door last season, the Jaspers came through this year, edging Iona, 71-68, in Monday night’s MAAC...

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Marist No. 1, Fordham 2nd in WBB poll

Marist College players pose with the MAAC Tournament

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Marist stays No. 1 in the poll after winning the MAAC tournament title, securing its ninth straight NCAA Tournament berth. Fordham, up four places, takes the No. 2 position after upsetting Dayton for the Atlantic-10 tournament title. St. John’s is up one place to third after advancing to the Big East tournament title, while Stony Brook dropped one place to fourth.

Army jumped two places to...

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Iona takes top spot in hoops poll

The Gaels will play second-seeded Manhattan for the

There was a change in the top as the Iona Gaels took over the top spot after earning a berth in Monday night's MAAC title game against Manhattan. St. John's dropped one spot to second despite a thrilling win over Marquette, while Stony Brook stayed third after knocking off Hartford in an America East semifinal. The remainder of the top 10 remained the same.

1. Iona (22-9)2. St. John's (20-11)3....

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Steve Pikiell gets big 'weekend' at Pritchard Gym

Stony Brook head coach Steve Pikiell directs his

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The elephant in Stony Brook’s room, as everyone often reminds coach Steve Pikiell, is the Seawolves’ failure to earn their first NCAA Tournament bid despite all the success they have achieved the past five years – four 20-win seasons, three regular-season America East titles and two previous trips to the conference final to play for the automatic NCAA bid.

Now, Pikiell and the second-seeded...

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Seawolves women try to repeat Albany upset

Stony Brook's Jessica Ogunnorin drives past UMBC's Sara

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On March 1, Stony Brook’s women’s basketball team did something no other America East team had been able to do since Jan. 28, 2012. The Seawolves snapped Albany’s record 38-game America East winning streak, and what’s more, they did it on the Great Danes’ home floor.

Just nine days later, the Seawolves (24-7) have to try and repeat the feat, but this time, they are playing Albany (27-4) for...

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Seawolves get Hartford in AE semis

Stony Brook's Jameel Warney puts up a shot

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ALBANY -- The beauty of this America East conference tournament for Stony Brook is that, unlike last year, the Seawolves don’t have to face Albany on its home floor at SEFCU Arena in the semifinals. As the No. 1 seed a year ago, the SBU left heartbroken after Great Danes guard Mike Black drove for the winning layup in the final seconds of a 61-59 win.

After routing Maine, 80-54, in their...

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Stony Brook WBB players earn conference awards

Stony Brook's Chikilra Goodman takes the steal in

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It was a banner regular season for the Stony Brook women's basketball team. And the America East rewarded the squad as four Seawolves players took home all-conference awards.

Senior guard Chikilra Goodman (11.8 ppg, 7.8 reb, 2.7 stl) and junior forward Sabre Proctor (14.9 ppg, 5.7 reb) were both first-team All-America East selections. Goodman was also first team All-AE defense as well as the...

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Hofstra looks to final four games for strength

Hofstra guard Stephen Nwaukoni attempts a free throw

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There are many places Hofstra can look to for motivation to succeed in Friday's CAA first-round game against ninth-seeded UNC-Wilmington.

One place the No. 8 Pride, who square off against UNCW at 7:00 p.m., can look to is how they finished the regular season. Hofstra (9-22) dropped three of its final four games. But the three losses came by a total of 15 points, including an 81-77 setback...

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