The Best #NECMBB All-Decade Teams and a Crossword Puzzle!

As my family and I are finishing up our sixth week of quarantine here at home, it’s been…. um fun! As we continue to navigate through the unchartered waters of no sports – and for me, copious amounts of time to do other activities instead of watching sports – I figured I would have fun in what will be my last NEC Overtime! Blog post of the 2019-20 season. I want to thank everyone for reading my stuff over the past season, which remarkably ended more than one month ago in Moon Township.

As I wrap a bow on this season, I wanted to partake in some fun with this tweet from the Northeast Conference some three weeks ago.

This exercise absolutely filled some of the “no sports” gap! But rather than just give you my favorite $15 roster, I decided to come up with a series of teams, which allowed me to reminisce further on what was a terrific decade of NEC hoops. Let’s begin!

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Weise FTW: Sophomore Shark Headlines #SCTop10


The fifth one was the money ball.

Long Island University’s Ryan Weise had already nailed four three-pointers in the February 17 game, which was tied at 63-63 thanks to a Brandy Thomas bucket with 00:15 remaining.

Sacred heart threw up a tie-breaking attempt, but the air ball fell into the hands of LIU guard Zhane Williams. Taking two dribbles up the floor, Williams launched a pass from the opponent’s foul line and hit Weise in stride right in front of the Sharks’ bench. With only a split-second to spare, Weise received the pass and tossed a desperation heave toward the hoop.

Weise’s shot banked in at the buzzer and the Sharks snagged an important conference victory.

They also made an appearance in the No. 1 spot on ESPN Sportscenter’s Top 10 with what is arguably the best #NEChoops play of the season.

Watch it here…


It was quite a moment for the sophomore from New Jersey and she took to Twitter to express her fulfillment.