Monthly Archives: February 2012

Who the Fans Think Will Be the Big Winners in Today’s All-NEC WBB Twitter Announcement

UPDATED (11:34 am) – The league made its All-NEC WBB announcement via Twitter and here are the results of the coaches’ vote. After reading, scroll down and see which fans made the right calls!


Fans Tweeted in their thoughts on who deserves the coveted 2012 NEC Women’s Basketball postseason honors, and we share some of what they had to say below, but we couldn’t help but comment on some of the selections.

Also, at 11:00 am on Wednesday, we will find out which fans best know their NEC hoops when the All-NEC Women’s Hoops honorees are announced via Twitter (@NECsports).


@CraigCD13 – @NECsports #NECWBB 1st team pretty easy: Laury, Barron, Taylor, Palmer, & Spanou…thinking 2nd team is a challenge, too many good players

@JohnHannafin25 – women first team Ashley Palmer, Callan Taylor, Kelly Clark, Mariah Laury, Artemous Spanu @NECsports

@AMcDermott21 – @NECsports #NECWBB 1st team predictions: Ashley Palmer, Felicia Barron, Callan Taylor, Briannica Tye, Selina Mann


Bobcat Nation seems to have a unified opinion…

@_yourpharytale  – “@AMcDermott21: @NECsports #NECWBB 1st team predictions: Ashley Palmer, Felicia Barron, Callan Taylor, Briannica Tye, Selina Mann”

@_yourpharytale –  “@Ds0589: @NECsports Women’s All 1st-team NEC Predictions Ashley Palmer, Felicia Barron, Callan Taylor, Alexandra Williams, Alysha Womack


He couldn’t make up his mind on t eh men’s side, so let’s see if his women’s choice is the right one…

@MGausz – @NECsports Men’s: Tied Ousmane Drame & Kyle Vinales Womens-Jasmine Martin


More support for the rookie Bobcat…

@KNoonan15 – @NECsports Kyle Vinales for #NECMBB and Jasmine Martin for #NECWBB


But this fan thinks the top rookie plays 30 or so miles away in Fairfield…

@OhYeahhJLO – @NECsports #NECWBB Rookie of the year Gabrielle Washington

@CraigCD13 – @NECsports I’m going with SHU’s Gabrielle Washington slightly over FDU’s Erika Livermore for #NECWBB ROTY


This coach may be a bit partial, but she’s entitled to her opinion…

@CoachLSteele – @NECsports @NECralph we want Selina Mann for NEC Defensive POY!!!


Now these can’t all be Mount coaches, can they???

@kchristie32 – @NECsports selina mann defensive player of the year

@Duchess0876 – Selina Mann is my choice for Defensive Player of the Year poll.

@CraigCD13 – @NECsports Selina Mann of the Mount for #NECWBB Defensive Player of Year


Mount’s turnaround turning some heads…

@CraigCD13 – @NECsports After today, now fully backing Bryan Whitten for #NECWBB COTY…6 straight + 5W better than last year’s NEC record w/1 game to go

@CraigCD13 @NECsports Otherwise I’d say QU’s Coach Fabbri as #NECWBB Coach of the Year, especially if the Bobcats win the regular season


No doubt Coach Steele knows how to say all the right things…

@CoachLSteele – Bryan Whitten for NEC coach of the year : )


He was right on the men’s pick, but will he nail the women’s selection, too?

@4true1yinzer2 – @NECsports Julian Boyd and Artemis Spanou


The people seem to like the Greek Goddess of Hoops, but will see garner enough coaches’ votes to claim the NEC’s top individual honor?

@OBX31chillin – @NECsports Artemis Spanou hands down in WBB 3rd in the country in dbl dbls #swagg @Arte_15

@kunkel5 – SPANOU

NEC Turns to Twitter to Announce Its All-Conference Men’s Hoops Picks, Engage Fans

Here’s some select reaction to the Twitter announcement of the 2012 All-NEC Hoops honorees.

These Pio fans were on edge in anticipation on the all-NEC men’s hoops announcement…

@ColleenWall – @NECralph My eyes are glued to the @NECsports timeline right now. #HeyyGoPioneers

@pioneer_pride – I’m probably more nervous than Shane Gibson right now! #GetALife


When they finally heard the announcement, it left them wanting more…

@pioneer_pride – Congrats to Julian Boyd, your 2011-2012 #NECMBB Player of the Year. Another tough loss for SHU, I felt Gibson deserved it a little more

@ColleenWall – Would’ve been nice to see Gibson take POY, but Boyd definitely deserved it. #LIU is a force this season with him. #NECHoops

@DCTViper89 – Congratulations to @Baby_Kenther on his 1st Team All-NEC selection and @kylevinales1 on his All-Rookie Team selection along with ROTY. #CCSU

@FMauceri – Congrats to Tyler Murray and Latif Rivers @WagnerHoops AllNEC 2nd team. Now on to the playoffs. Go Seahawks!

@nybuckets – A big congrats to @SFCTerriers’ Glenn Braica for winning #NECMBB coach of the year. He’s done an amazing job. Let’s see what Thurs. brings.

@nybuckets – Congrats to @LIUBasketball’s Julian Boyd for winning #NECMBB POY. He definitely deserves the award.

@pioneer_pride – Deon Neismith of @MonmouthBBall earning All Rookie Team a bit of a surprise. I had @MountAthletics Kelvin Parker instead.


Happy fans are always good, after all, the NEC is dedicating this tournament to YOU! #YourTourney#YourHouse

@DCTViper89 – Love that @NECSports announced their award winners on Twitter. Get all the fans involved.

@FMauceri – @NECsports Nice job announcing the awards on line! Keep it up.


Remember NEC Hoops fans, the 2012 All-NEC Women’s Basketball honorees will be announced via Twitter, too.  Make sure you’re following @NECsports on Wednesday (Feb. 29) at 11:00 am.


– Feb. 28, 2012 –


All-NEC Men’s Hoops Teams Being Tweeted out Today; Which Fans Got It Right?

The NEC Overtime! Blog began soliciting fans’ votes for 2012 Men’s and Women’s Basketball All-Conference honors and here’s some of what we received…


@_jzimmer – Mens all conference team: shane gibson, ike azotam, kyle vinales, jason brickman, latif rivers

@_jzimmer – men’s coach of year: Jim Ferry (LIU)

@_jzimmer – men’s rookie of the year: Kyle Vinales of CCSU


Mr. Schotz seconds Zimmer’s Vinales pick…

@Takingbadschotz – @NECsports Easy, #KyleVinales


@GumpHutch – all nec team – Boyd olasewere azotam Gibson velton Jones.

@GumpHutch – defensive player of the year- ken horton- 1.28 bpg (4th in nec), 1.88 spg (1st in nec), 6.12 defensive rpg (2nd in nec).

@GumpHutch – nec men’s coach of the year- Glenn Braica. led a team that was not expected to do much to a top 4 finish in the nec.

@GumpHutch – originally was leaning towards Glenn Braica as coach of the yr but late season plunge changed my vote to dan hurley at wagner

@GumpHutch – rookie of the year- kyle vinales 18.1 ppg (2nd in nec) 3.46 apg (11th in nec), 1.15 spg (15th in nec), .822 ft % (4th in nec)

@GumpHutch – @NECsports player of the year- julian boyd. liu is 15-1 in nec, boyd leads them in ppg 17.2 (5th in nec) and rebounds 9.3 (2nd in nec).

@GumpHutch – @NECsports narrowing my all-nec men’s basketball team picks. looking forward to winning some prizes and a great nec tourney. go monmouth!


@GumpHutch isn’t the only one having trouble making up his mind for NEC Men’s Coach of the Year…

@Ds0589 – Monmouth because of a new coach still using some of Calloway’s players and them making the conference tourney after not last yr

@Ds0589 – MU also started slow at 0-8 but 12-11 since.Also suffered 2 blowout losses to start In NEC but went 10-8. Seems like a good movie

@Ds0589 – @NECsports Men’s Coach of the Year Prediction: Glenn Braica, Women’s Coach of the Year Prediction: Tricia Fabbri

@Ds0589 – Men’s Rookie of the Year Prediction Kyle Vinales CCSU, Women’s Rookie of the Year Prediction Gabrielle Washington Sacred Heart


@NellyNel14 – All-#NECmbb 1st Team: Julian Boyd (LIU), Jamal Olasewere (LIU), Shane Gibson (SHU), Ken Horton (CCSU), Velton Jones (RMU)

@NellyNel14 – #NECMBB Defensive Player of the Year: Velton Jones – RMU

@NellyNel14 – My #NEC POY is Shane Gibson of SHU. He is the league’s best scorer & best shooter. The guy makes play on both ends.


@FMauceri –  First Team All NEC: Latif Rivers, Tyler Murray, Jesse Steele, Jamal Olaseware and Julian Boyd. Great year for the NEC.

@FMauceri – For NEC COY @dhurley15.

@Dcast2013 –  Men’s 1st team: Shane Gibson, Ken Horton, Julian Norfleet, Julian Boyd, Latiff Rivers

@Dcast2013 – It Rookie of the Year day. I gotta cast my vote for Kelvin Parker. Great year, consistent player, and only a walk-on!

@Dcast2013 – men’s coach of the year: Danny Hurley. Women’s coach of the year: Bryan Whitten- MSM. great turnaround from last year


@edwhitemagic – @NECsports my vote for MBB coach of the year is Glenn Braica of St. Francis (NY)

@edwhitemagic – @NECsports my vote for MBB ROY is Jalen Cannon from SFC (NY)


This #ColonialCrazy put his chips on the “Pitbull” for NEC Men’s Player of the Year…

@kunkel5 –  All NEC 1st team. Velton Jones, Shane Gibson, Latiff Rivers, Jamal Olasewere, Julian Boyd.

@kunkel5 – velton jones POY

@pugfuhrman – RT if you think @VeltonJones2 aka Pitbull should be NEC Player of the Year. #RMCMB #VJONES #VJONES #VJONES #VJONES #VJONES #VJONES #VJONES


@meadjeff – MBB 1st team prediction: Boyd, Olasewere, Horton, Velton Jones, Shane Gibson

@AMcDermott21 –  #NECMBB 1st team predictions: Shane Gibson, Ken Horton, Julian Boyd, Jamal Olaswere, James Johnson

‏@achiappazzi – ColonialsCorner @NECSports 1st team hoops picks – J. Olasawere, S. Gibson, V. Jones, R. Ptacek, J. Boyd (POY). Vinales (ROY), Braica (COY)

@Rupes31 – Shane Gibson, Velton Jones, Ike Azotam, Julian Boyd and Ken Horton


If we had to guess, the Joe below is a Monmouth alumnus…

@josephirace – How about Ed Waite of Monmouth U for the NEC Defensive Player of the Year?

@josephirace – @NECsports @NECralph Coach King Rice of Monmouth deserves some support for Coach of the Year!!!

@josephirace – How about @MonmouthBBall @Dion_Nesmith for Rookie of the Year? Helped lead @MUHawks to the NEC Tourney!

@josephirace – As much as I’d like to see a Monmouth Hawk, 2012 Player of the Year would have to be Julian Boyd of LIU.


A soccer guy gives his hoops picks…

@kratsoccer – All nec team is Ken Horton Shane Gibson Julian Boyd Jamal Olasewere Velton Jones

@kratsoccer – defensive player of the year Kenneth Ortiz

@kratsoccer – coach of the year Glenn Braica

@kratsoccer – rookie of the year kyle Vinales

@kratsoccer – player of the year julian boyd

@kratsoccer – @NECsports player of the tear Julian boyd


The Mount’s Kelvin Parker has picked up some fans, one of which is one of the NCAA”s top Decathletes, along the way…

@victorious_shaw – Kelvin Parker for NEC Rookie of the Year

‏@Sportsguy1341 – Kelvin Parker rookie of the year

@justinebraith – Kelvin Parker for NEC Rookie of the Year @NECralph @NECsports

@TFitz_Deca8K – @NECsports K. Parker – Mount


Inside the minds of NEC Bloggers Buckets and Pride

@nybuckets – @NECsports My first team: Julian Boyd (LIU), Velton Jones (RMU), Ken Horton (CCSU), Shane Gibson (SHU), Latif Rivers (WAG)

@nybuckets – It is super tough to leave Jamal Olasewere off the first team, but those five guys are linchpins.

@nybuckets  – for ROY I’m going with Jalen Cannon from St. Francis (NY).

@pioneer_pride – @NECralph Ken Horton is my #NECMBB Defensive Player of the Year

@pioneer_pride – I’ll take Vinales as ROY and Hurley as COY. I’d vote for Braica for COY, but this a contest & I think Hurley will have more votes

@pioneer_pride – My POY is the greatest player in Sacred Heart history, Shane Gibson!


Not just bloggers, but everyone seems to have an all-NEC opinion, even the pep band…

@MUPepBand – @NECsports defensive player: men: Phill Wait Women: Abby Martin

2012 NEC Women’s Basketball Tournament Seeding Set

The regular season on the hardwood is over and here’s how it all wound up on the women’s side.

2012 NEC Tournament Seeding
1)      Sacred Heart

2)      Quinnipiac

3)      Monmouth

4)      Robert Morris

5)      Saint Francis (PA)

6)      LIU Brooklyn

7)      Mount St. Mary’s

8)      Fairleigh Dickinson


2012 NEC Men’s & Women’s Basketball Championship Bracket (Updated)

Final Monday of Regular Season NEC Hoops Awaits Plus All-NEC Updates & MORE

It’s the last Monday of February in the Northeast Conference and that can mean only one thing.  The following hashtag from Monmouth forward Abby Martin says it all.

@abbym_45 – #Gameday

Monday Morning Hoops Tweets
@coachpace – Its beautiful in Brooklyn today and its #GameDay for @LIUwbb

@harmonmt – Final day of reg season for #NECWBB .. should be a good one .. RMU vs SHU @NECSPORTS .. seeds are up for grabs .. 7pm

‏@MountAthletics – WBB: The Mount ends the regular season at CCSU for the second time in program history tonight and the first time since 2005-06. #GOMOUNT!

@CraigCD13 – Used player effeciency formula to figure out #NECWBB MVP (pts+reb+ast+blk+stl) – (missed FG+missed FT+TO)/games played…

‏@CraigCD13 – So right now I’m leaning Taylor, but we’ll see what happens tonight, RMU/SHU on the #NECWBB Game of the Week on

@Bryant_wbball – Tonight we will be honoring our seniors for all the sacrifices they made for the program #seniorday

@QUSpiritGroup – Huge WBB game tonight at 7 at TD Bank…get out and support them!! #LetsGoBobcats


The men closed the book on the regular season on Saturday and the women will follow tonight.

The eight-team field for the league’s 31st annual men’s basketball tournament is in place and the quarterfinal round will tip off on Thursday night, Mar. 1.

On the women’s side, eight teams have punched their tickets to the 26th annual NEC Women’s Basketball Championship but will need the results of tonight’s games to finalize their seeding.

As soon, as tonight’s action comes to a close, Overtime! will have your updated bracket with women’s match-ups.

For now, here’s what the 2012 bracket looks like…


NEC Player of the Year Fan Vote remains open until Monday, Feb. 27 11:59 pm.

@pioneer_pride – My POY is the greatest player in Sacred Heart history, Shane Gibson!

After those strong words we know who Mr. Pride supports for the NEC Men’s Basketball Player of the Year, but who are you for?  Tweet your selection @NECsports. Oh, and don’t be like Mr. Pride and forget to send in your women’s pick, too.


All-NEC Announcements on Twitter!
Make sure you are following @NECsports & @NECBBT and you will be one of the first to know which of your favorite NEC hoops players achieved all-conference status.

All-NEC MBB Announcement – Feb. 28 at 11:00 am

All-NEC WBB Announcement – Feb. 29 at 11:00 am


– Feb. 27, 2012 –


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