Thursday Night NEC Hoops Tweet-Cap Plus Story Links & Video Footage

@JonRothstein – Lucky Jones 4 point play cuts Wagner lead to 7 w 240 left.

@JonRothstein – Final score Wagner 80 Robert Morris 69….going to be tough to predict an NEC winner.

@jonweinstein – Another win for @wagnerathletics and @dhurley15 . SI’s team continuing to roll in the NEC

@MUHawksFB – Great come from behind victory by MU’s @MonmouthBBall team! Good luck in the MAC on Saturday for the M|W doubleheader against Quinnipiac

@MountAthletics – MBB: Kelvin Parker with new career high 20 points after tonight’s win #GOMOUNT!

@CCSUBlueDevils – KV mentioned by Dicky V tonight on ESPN!

@JonRothstein – Glenn Braica continues to do wonders with St. Francis NY. Terriers beat Central CT 73-67 — now 9-2 in NEC.

@LIUAthletics – MBB: @LIUBasketball wins 20th straight home game at the WRAC; Improves to 10-1 in NEC w/ 75-70 victory over Bryant. #NECMBB

@JonRothstein – LIU gets all five starters in double figures as Blackbirds beat Bryant 75-70. Jim Ferry’s squad still team to beat in NEC.

@LIUAthletics – MBB: Brickman w/ 15 pts. to lead 5 in double-figures. Garner and Boyd (on his birthday) w/ 12 pts. apiece. Olasewere w/ 10, Culpo added 10.

@JonRothstein – Kenny Ortiz on Wagner since the LIU loss “Nothing changes with us. We take pride in preparing the same every day.”


Monmouth made the improbable comeback vs. Sacred Heart.



From the text above, it’s apparent that Jon Rothstein was blowing up Twitter with tons of #NEChoops talk last night.  Rothstein, a CBS Sports reporter, took in the Robert Morris-Wagner game from press row at the Spiro Center.  He caught up with Wagner head coach Danny Hurley afterwards and shared some of the conversation through Twitter…

@JonRothstein – @DHurley on Robert Morris “It’s a hard game to prepare for. What they did out of conference was just as impressive as what we did.”

@JonRothstein – @DHurley15 on keeping Wagner sharp “We’re learning 2 deal with when people play us it’s a big game. We have a little bit of a target now.”

@JonRothstein – @DHurley on Velton Jones “He’s a shotmaker and the heart of their team. Kenny Ortiz did a great job guarding him.”

@JonRothstein – @DHurley15 on the win “It was essential for us to get off to a good start. Our defensive start was great.”


Again, Let’s Hear it for New York!

@NECsports – Good times for our #NYChoops fans. @LIUBasketball, @SFCTerriers & @WagnerAthletics are now 24-1 against the other 8 teams in the NEC #NECMBB


NEC Hoops Video
Top plays from Quinnipiac’s win over FDU (MBB)…


LIU Brooklyn tops Bryant (MBB)…





NEC Hoops Story Links
Men’s Basketball: Mount knocks off FlashCarroll County Times (Bob Blubaugh)

Under pressure, MSM wins again – Frederick News Post (Greg Swatek)

Hawks rally past Sacred HeartAsbury Park Press (Tony Graham)

Robert Morris drops second straight; falls to Wagner on roadPittsburgh Tribune-Review (Cormac Gordon)

CCSU men lose againNew Britain Herald (Matt Straub)


Other Basketball-related Headlines
Jim Calhoun taking leave of absenceConnecticut Post

Murray St. tops SE Missouri St. to move to 22-0Yahoo! Sports (AP) 

ACC unveils scheduling plans for 14-team leagueYahoo!  Sports (AP)

Tyler Summitt battling alongside his legendary momYahoo! Sports (Matt Forde)


Video Vault (BONUS) 
FDU Tennis Update…



– Feb. 3, 2012 –


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