The magic number is 16.
16 games to determine which teams will compete for an NEC men’s basketball championship this March and where they stack up.
16 chances for fans to root their team to victory.
16 days to show your #NECPride.
16 opportunities for players like Terrell Allen of Central Connecticut to put their heart and soul on the line, all in pursuit of the same dream.
And it all begins on #NECOpeningNight with five games to tipoff this evening at 7:00 pm. All five will air live and for free on NEC Front Row. And if you’re so included, you can select our Control Room viewer and watch all five at once. Or you can select the games you’d like to watch with our Multi-Event viewer.
Be sure to join in the conversation on Twitter tonight using the #NECMBB and #NECOpeningNight hashtags.
To preview league play and reflect on two months of non-conference action, the NEC’s Ron Ratner and Big Apple Buckets blogger Ryan Peters conducted a Google Hangout presented by Geico on Wednesday evening. Plenty of ground was covered, starting with Ryan’s “non-conference” All-NEC and All-Rookie selections. The two NEC hoops mavens also discussed the most underrated players in the league, the most indispensable player in the conference and the best single-game individual performance to date. Ryan also revealed his pick for the team that has most exceeded expectations thus far in 2013-14, the biggest NEC wins of the non-conference slate, his picks for NEC contenders and sleepers, games to watch this season and finally, his choice on who will hoist the trophy come March.