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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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SJU 1st, Stony Brook 3rd in hoops poll

Stony Brook's Dave Coley drives against UMass-Lowell's Tyler

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If this week’s poll looks identical to last week’s, there’s a good reason to think that. Manhattan changed places with Quinnipiac and St. Francis swapped positions with Columbia. The rest of the teams all remained the same.

1. St. John’s (19-11)

2. Iona (20-9)

3. Stony Brook (21-9)

4. Manhattan (22-7)

5. Quinnipiac (19-10)

6. Wagner (18-11)

7. St. Francis...

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Iona takes top spot in WBB poll, Stony Brook 5th

Stony Brook's Sabre Proctor puts the one-handed shot

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We have a new No. 1 in the poll as Iona takes over the top spot for the first time this season. The Gaels have won 24 of their last 25 games and hold a one game lead over Marist in the MAAC standings. It was a close call as Iona lost to the Red Storm 78-48 on Nov. 12. St. John’s dropped one place to second after losing its second straight at Creighton last week.

Rutgers and Marist remained...

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Red Storm tops Metro Hoops poll

St. John's D'Angelo Harrison reacts to a foul

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A narrow loss at Villanova didn’t stop voters from keeping St. John’s in the top spot this week. Iona and Stony Brook just keep winning and held on to the second and third spots. Quinnipiac also held steady at No. 4 after two wins last week. Manhattan split two games last week, but stayed at No. 5.

Wagner is up one spot after winning twice last week, while Columbia, despite winning two, fell...

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Crunch time for local hoops teams

St John's D'Angelo Harrison races toward the basket

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It's almost crunch time for local hoops teams trying to make a run for the NCAA Tournament.  Here’s a quick breakdown on which of our locals has a shot at the post season.

Hofstra (8-20, 4-9 CAA; RPI - 286): A 20-loss season is not a good thing under any circumstances. That said, Hofstra could pose a threat to one of the higher seeds in the CAA tournament. With two big scorers in Zeke...

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Red Storm No. 1 after 11 straight wins

UConn's Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis drives to the basket against

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St. John’s keeps the No. 1 spot after winning its 11th straight Big East game over Villanova on Saturday.  Iona has won three straight and remains No. 2, while Rutgers, which has won five straight, held on to the third spot. Marist won twice last week and stayed at No. 4, Fordham split two games and held on to the fifth spot, while Stony Brook is up one place after three straight wins. Army...

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Columbia No. 1 in poll, SBU 2nd, St. John's 6th

Columbia's Maodo Lo (12) drives to the basket

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There were several changes in the top five as Columbia moves into the top spot after six straight wins. Stony Brook has won six straight and moves up one spot to second, while Princeton moves down a peg to third. Quinnipiac is up one spot to fourth, Manhattan, which has lost three of its last six, drops to fifth and St. John’s is up three places to sixth after three straight wins.

Iona has...

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Rutgers tops WBB poll, St. John's 5th

UConn's Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis drives to the basket against

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Rutgers continues to roll and held onto to the top spot in the latest Metro Hoops women’s poll. Iona is up two spots to No. 2 after a 73-71 win over Marist. The Red Foxes dropped one place to third. Fordham drops one place to fourth, while Seton Hall stayed at No. 5.

St. John’s won two straight and is up one place to sixth, while St. Francis drops won spot to seventh. Stony Brook, Army and...

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Manhattan tops hoops poll, Columbia 2nd

Northport graduate Luke Petrasek plays for Columbia against

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Manhattan stays No. 1 in the poll after splitting two games last week. Columbia gets a huge surge, up four places after winning its third straight. Princeton drops one spot after a loss to Penn and Stony Brook falls one place after splitting two contests last week.

Quinnipiac moves up two places after winning three of its last four, while Seton Hall fell two spots after two consecutive losses....

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