With Wagner hosting and winning a FCS playoff game and Fairleigh Dickinson facing North Carolina with a spot in the NCAA Men’s Soccer Elite Eight on the line, Thanksgiving Weekend 2012 will certainly be a memorable one for NEC fans.
There were also some happenings on the hardwood that undoubtedly left NEC loyalists with a warm, fuzzy feeling heading into this holiday season.
On the other hand, Boston College fans probably aren’t feeling the same way right now.
The ACC member saw its men’s and women’s basketball teams suffer losses at the hands of NEC schools.
At the Washing Dental Thanksgiving Tournament out in Seattle, Sacred Heart make Black Friday event darker for the Eagles. The defending NEC champion Pioneers topped BC, 54-48, behind Washington native Morgan Merriman’s 22 points.
Fewer than 48 hours later, Bryant men’s basketball stormed Chestnut Hill and stunned the home crowd at Conte Forum. Bryant sophomore Dyami Starks scored 17 points in the 56-54 victory.
Sacred Heart and Bryant Make Headlines
BC basketball stunned by Bryant – Boston Globe (Craig Forde)
Starks scores 17 to lead Bryant over Boston College, 56-54 – Providence Journal (AP)
Merriman leads SHU women to upset of BC – Connecticut Post (Staff Report)
Super Sunday for Bryant – Providence Journal (Jim Donaldson)
Bryant stuns Boston College 56-54 – Yahoo! Sports
What Was Twitter Saying?
Play of the Day from Bryant’s Big Win
– November 26, 2012 –