NYC Metro Review Part 3: Teams 12-17

April 14th, 2008

Teams ranked in the 12-17 area of the final rankings are clearly in a position to either move up or down next season. The team with the best chance to make a significant move up the standings in their league would have to be Manhattan (12-19), who return all key contributors next season. Guard Antoine Pearson was a Third Team All-MAAC selection this season, and swingman Devon Austin went a long way in establishing himself as this team’s leader in the MAAC Tournament.

Metro Review Part 4: All-Rookie & Bottom Teams

April 14th, 2008

Now we come to the bottom of the poll, where there wasn’t much in the way of positives to be found this season. NJIT (0-29) completed a historically bad season, the worst winless campaign in the history of Division I basketball. With head coach Jim Casciano stepping down at season’s end the Highlanders are also in need of a head coach. Whoever steps into that opening will have a lot of work to do in terms of talent along with the confidence level of the returning players.

2008 NCAA Tournament Capsule: Cornell

March 8th, 2008


Ivy League (22-5, 14-0)


Big Wins: 11/25 Siena (83-77), 2/1 at Brown (75-64), 2/1 Brown 74-65)

Bad Losses: 11/17 at Ohio (89-102), 12/1 Colgate (73-76), 12/19 at Bucknell (75-88)

Buzzer Beater: The Weekend Review

March 3rd, 2008
Boston College - The NIT would like to officially welcome Syracuse to the mix, after a bizarre late-game collapse against Pitt on Saturday. The Orange may have been done in by a no-call when Paul Harris was stripped of the ball underneath the basket, but bad calls don't explain blowing an 11-point lead in the final three minutes. Barring a surprise run through the Big East Tournament, the Orange, now7-9 in the conference, are likely on the wrong side of the bubble for the second straight year.

Teams of the Day: Arkansas and Cornell

March 2nd, 2008

19-9 (8-6 SEC West)

Computer numbers (courtesy of RPI 44, SOS 54 (before Saturday's games)

Team of the Day: Cornell

February 23rd, 2008

17-5 (9-0 Ivy League)

Computer numbers (courtesy of RPI 84, SOS 243

Seven Day Stretch: Sutton Brothers Going Different Directions

February 15th, 2008
Three weeks ago I pegged Providence College as the Seven Day Savior (team), and they have collapsed since then. Two weeks ago, I put Seton Hall in the same category and they too, have fallen off the radar since my selection. Even my choices of SDS individual awards have been hit. Two weeks ago, it was Central Florida. Last week it was UNC-Asheville. Both teams went from undefeated when I wrote about them to losing…in UCF’s case, more than once. Last week I selected Drake and probably put a scare into those

NYC Metro Ranking & Report: Jason Thompson Leads Rider

February 5th, 2008
IvyI’d be a fool not to mention the New York Giants’ 17-14 victory in Super Bowl XLII. Congratulations to the organization and all you Giants who helped this team achieve their 3-5 home record. Just kidding, enjoy the moment and the fact that just when everyone said this team couldn’t win, they went ahead and did it. Now, let’s move on to the week that was in the metropolitan area on the hardwood.


Team of the Week: Rider

Daily Dribble: Friday Report Card

February 1st, 2008

The Report Card


A new series, the Daily Report Card tells you all you need to know about the day in college hoops. From good to bad and bad to worse, I'll be laying down the law.


NYC Metro Ranking & Report: New Teams Added

January 30th, 2008
PrincetonAfter last week’s article I received an email from a Rutgers fan who wanted to know why his Scarlet Knights weren’t in the poll. Fair enough, but we’ll just ignore the fact that my inbox was empty with these requests when RU was 0-6 in Big East play. A home win over then-#18 Villanova will do that to people, and rightfully so. But to be fair, Rutgers is not the only team added. Say hello to Monmouth, Princeton and Rider, which rounds this list out at twenty-three teams. I hope that’s all, but if there’s someone else, email me at