I normally post this on Mondays, but guess what? We have a break from NEC basketball until January 7, so it made sense to hold this off for a few days. That Wednesday matinee between St. Francis-Brooklyn and Saint Peter's delayed this a bit, but that's ok. 2020 was quite a year, because...duh. Happy Holidays to anyone reading this. Hopefully you're 2021 is phenomenal, and you get to do all the things you didn't get to do in 2020...like watch the NCAA Tournament! Standings: As
Last season I did a weekly post in which we previewed a couple games each week (typically one on Thursday, one on Saturday). This year's schedule is obviously Weird, but I want to bring it back and give it a go. Note: There are non-conference games scheduled this weekend for Central Connecticut (Fordham), Fairleigh Dickinson (Drexel), and Mount St. Mary's (St. Joseph's). The Forecaster is all about NEC on NEC action. All point spreads courtesy of Kenpom Tuesday's Game (12/15)
We started NEC play last week with 5 games; back-to-backs between St. Francis-Brooklyn/Bryant and Central Connecticut/Fairleigh Dickinson, as well as a single game as Saint Francis (PA) took on Mount St. Mary's. Not a lot of games, but a lot to talk about. Standings: As we get further into the season, I'll post the updated standings sorted by Adjusted Efficiency, but for now a quick, 6-team list. 1. Mount St. Mary's (1-0) t2. Bryant (1-1) t2. Central Connecticut (1-1) t2. Fai
Another light week in our world; there were just seven games featuring teams from the Northeast Conference. However, as I'll keep saying, that's 7 more than we had in any week since March. I'll take it! Normally I wouldn't post a Mid-Ranger after such a light week, but we have NEC on NEC action starting up on Tuesday and that's something we definitely need to discuss. Team of the Week: Bryant Slim pickins' for sure, but the Bulldogs repeat as our Team of the Week. The reason
The good news: Central Connecticut played two games last week! The bad news: they lost both. Central lost their opener at UConn 102-75, though it was a lot closer than the final score indicated, then lost to Army at Mohegan Sun's Bubbleville 79-57 in a game that didn't even feel that close. Is the start disappointing? Sure, a bit. In the first 20 minutes of their season, the Blue Devils looked like a team that could compete for an NEC title. CCSU faded in the 2nd half against
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