A pair of programs from the northern tip of the NEC’s geographic footprint will get it started tonight in Smithfield.
Bryant hosts Central Connecticut in the first Northeast Conference contest on the 2011-12 men’s hoops schedule and NEC-TV will broadcast the action live.
The game, which will tip off the league’s 23-game television schedule, will air on MSG+ in High Definition beginning at 7:00 pm on Dec. 1. Cox Sports will also carry the broadcast.
Bryant will be making its first appearance at home, having opened with six straight on the road. Meanwhile, Central is hot from some homecookin’. Howie Dickenman’s Blue Devils won three in a row at home and featuring the nation’s second-leading scorer in rookie Kyle Vinales (24.0 ppg).
The television package, which features a number of national broadcasts on the ESPN family of networks as well as Fox College Sports, will continue on Jan. 7 with a men’s and women’s doubleheader featuring Outer Bridge rivals Wagner and Monmouth.
All 10 other NEC teams will also tip off their conference schedules on Thursday night. In one of the matchups, 5-1 Wagner heads over the Verrazano and into Downtown Brooklyn to take on the defending NEC champion LIU Blackbirds. Click Here for complete NEC MBB schedule.
Official NEC-TV Press Release…
In other news…
Overtime! would like to wish Ashley DeCruise, Mount St. Mary’s alumnae who is formerly known as the fastest woman in the NEC, all the best in her coaching career. (see Tweet of the Day)
Overtime Tweet of the Day
@msguyanesemix – my first meet as a coach today! #GOSHU
Other Top-rated Tweets
@DeionSanders – Think big! You’re thinking 2 small. Its time 2 think outside what’s normal, ordinary n safe an Dream!We gone end this year strong baby!Truth
Articles of Interest
Game day: SHU men at Quinnipiac – Connecticut Post
Central women pack house in win over Holy Cross – New Britain Herald (Matt Straub)
For Central men, true season starts tonight – New Britain Herald (Matt Straub)
Taylor powers Sacred Heart women’s basketball over Stony Brook, 55-33 – Connecticut Post
Callan Taylor turned in the 41st double-double of her career last night…
Quinnipiac MBB hosts its NEC opener Thursday…
Did you know College Hoops is coming to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center?