It started on Saturday morning and the wildness lasted past dusk and into the night.
In an always-entertaining match-up, Robert Morris tipped off a day of NEC hoops at Quinnipiac just after 11:00 am on ESPNU.
Then, in between games of a NEC-TV doubleheader at Sacred Heart, the power went out!
The power was clearly on later that night at the Jersey Shore where Monmouth treated its fans to a record offensive performance.
Here’s what happened on the hardwood Saturday (via Twitter) and what folks have been Tweeting about it since…
@dbon5 – Crazy day in the #NEC! Monmouth up big on LIU right now, CCSU dominates Wagner, FDU upsets SFNY. What’s going on out here?!
@MUHawks -Triple Digits! The Hawks are tearing it up tonight with just 3 minutes left! #GOHAWKS #upby30 http://pic.twitter.com/0fdrC3wJ
@MUHawks – THE CROWD STORMS THE COURT! This has been truly one to remember as @MonmouthBBall takes the WIN devastating LIU 106-78 #HAWKNATION #STANDUP!
@MUWSoccer – AWESOME WIN @MonmouthBBall
@achiappazzi – Wow. Monmouth hangs 106 on LIU Brooklyn, wins by 28. Next stop for Monmouth? Robert Morris. #RMU
@kunkel5 – @achiappazzi let’s hope we bring the D.
@wspaxton – SHU rides into NEC tourney on a high, beats SFPA 72-57 … Gibson with 28 points
@wspaxton – Gibson ties school record for scoring at D-I level for a career with 3-pointer … SHU leads SFNY 51-43
@JonRothstein – Jim Ferry deserves more credit 4 the job he’s done at LIU. Blackbirds 35-3 in last 2 years of NEC play heading into Sat’s game at Monmouth.
@BillCloutier – #Quinnipiac ready to tip off against nemesis Robert Morris. Game is on ESPNU #NECBB
@Christian_Hanna – Watching the Robert Morris at Quinnipiac game on @ESPNU ! @NECsports MBB really starting to transform into a solid Mid Major Conference!
@BillCloutier – RMU closed first half on an 11-1 run and the game is tied at 38 at the half. Both James Johnson and Velton Jones have 14.
@BillCloutier – James Johnson finished with 28 including 2 huge 3-pointers down stretch as Quinnipiac beat Robert Morris 73-69
@pjfoti – #Quinnipiac men’s basketball defeats #RobertMorris 73-69. http://bit.ly/w9FPWJ @QUAthletics @NECsports #NECMBB ESPNU
@JonRothstein – Huge win for Tom Moore and Quinnipiac at home over Robert Morris. James Johnson with 28.
@SHUBigRed – Men’s Hoop Senior Day Live on MSG Plus http://fb.me/18hHgmLxL
@SHUBigRed – Due to a power outage, tip-off of the women’s basketball game has been delayed. Start time is still to be… http://fb.me/1cD1l2HZv
@NECsports – Women still shooting around despite no power gives a new definition to #shootthelightsout
@SHUBigRed – LET THERE BE LIGHT!! Power has been restored to the Pitt Center. New tip off time will be 4:03 with Senior Day… http://fb.me/165aHMXRN
@SFUathletics – Sacred Heart outlasts Red Flash, 66-61 http://bit.ly/xHiu1N
@MUHawksWBB – Congrats Seniors! #hawks http://lockerz.com/s/187167169
@MUHawksWBB – What an incredible game! Way to pull that out #hawks !!!
@MUHawksWBB – SENIOR DAY for Gena, AC, & Shay! Thanks for your hardwork & dedication, but we’re not done yet! Let’s go #hawks !!!!
@dhurley15 – Losing never feels good but so proud of what our kids have accomplished this year. 24-5 overall-school record. 15-3 in NEC. 12-3 on road.
@BillCloutier – FDU stuns St. Francis (NY) in NEC men’s game. That means #Quinnipiac will open at St. Francis on Thursday in NEC tourney
@QUSpiritGroup – Awesome job by all of the sports teams today, some great games and some great crowds. #LiveTheLegend #GoBobcats
@WagnerAthletics – MBB: It’s official … @WagnerHoops will host CCSU in a rematch of today’s game on Thursday, March 1 at 7:00 pm … #NECMBB
@CraigCD13 – Off to the laboratory to try and figure out some NECWBB tiebreakers…who know’s how much calculus & trig it will take to figure this out
@kunkel5 – Man the @NECsports men’s bball tournament is going to be nuts! Can’t wait!! What a wild day.