The Battle of Brooklyn not only spotlights the NEC’s fiercest rivalry, but almost without fail delivers some of the most compelling television when it is airs annually as part of the conference package.
When the LIU Brooklyn – St. Francis Brooklyn rivalry is renewed on Saturday at the Pope Center (TV: MSG, FCS at 4 pm), there will be plenty of hype, and deservedly so. But can the game top these recent LIU-SFBK TV thrillers?
The #NECMBB race has mirrored the Twitter conversation surrounding it lately.
Both were hot on Thursday night and as February approaches both will only get hotter.
Here’s what went down on Twitter and the NEC hardwood on January 29.
Here’s a look at the Northeast Conference’s latest weekly award winners in the sports of men’s and women’s basketball…
Winter Mondays mean NEC women’s basketball.
But with an impending storm expected to wallop the east coast, this Monday’s schedule has been altered. Three of the five games will tip off earlier than originally scheduled.
The Fairleigh Dickinson at Sacred Heart game, which was moved up to 3:30 pm, has now been postponed with a makeup date TBD.
Only the Mount St. Mary’s vs. Robert Morris game remains set for a 7:00 pm ET tip-off.
11:38 am ET – Jan 26, 2015
Northeast Conference basketball players haven’t shown much concern for the cardiac health of their fans lately.
In a span of just one week, three games went down to the final buzzer and the craziness doesn’t end there.
Two of the teams involved in these dramatic finishes had the opportunity to experience life on both sides of a buzzer-beating shot. Within the last seven days, Saint Francis U and Sacred Heart fans enjoyed the thrill of a buzzer-beating victory as well as suffered the agony of a buzzer-beating defeat.
Ronnie Drinnon (left) and Earl Brown (right) rode a roller coaster of emotions last weekend.
It’s a New Year and a new conference season on the hardwood.
Plenty of challenges await, as do boundless opportunities.
Twenty teams begin this race on equal footing, but only two will claim NEC supremacy and the Big Dance bids that go with it.
If history is any indication, the NEC’s road to NCAA March Madness will include an abundance of passion, emotion and excitement.
As the student-athletes strive to achieve greatness, their passionate supporters will revel in their success.
Whether you’re a player, a fan or a member of the pep band, a new season presents another opportunity to show your #NECpride.
There isn’t just one way to do, either.
Helping an opponent up off the floor, congratulating a foe following a hard-fought contest or covering yourself from head-to-toe in your favorite team’s colors – they are all acts of #NECpride.
Act with class, appreciate effort and enjoy the thrill of achievement.
It’s a way of life.
Uniform material fades and face paint washes away, but #NECpride does not subside.
Watch the latest #NECpride-themed Hoops Promo Video…
With conference play slated to tip off, we quickly examine the State of #NEChoops through a few key developing storylines.