Monmouth Basketball

January 26th, 2009

Editor's Welcome: Hello fellow college hoops and Monmouth Hawks fans.  This is a U-Group to celebrate what is great about small conference basketball.  As an undergraduate at Monmouth, I was won over by a team that made the NCAA Tournament twice during my time spent there (2004 and 2006).  I was able to storm the floor and attend two NCAA Tournament games.  Before this I was only an NBA fanatic.  Now I barely watch the NBA and have become a college basketball fan and a Monmouth University Basketball Fanatic.  Join me as I add content previewing games and reviewing the games that I attend which is almost every home game.  There will be some in-depth analysis, opinions and excitement.  Join my blog to experience following an exciting, small conference team with a solid tradit

Edited By: MonmouthMarc

NEC Coaches Pick Long Island to Defend Conference Championship

November 2nd, 2011
Jim Ferry's Blackbirds have won 13 straight games

Somerset, NJ -- Following a thrilling run to the 2011 Northeast Conference (NEC) men's basketball title, head coaches have picked Long Island to repeat as NEC champion. The announcement was made on Wednesday morning during a media teleconference to promote the tipoff of the 2011-12 season, the 31st in the league's history. The Blackbirds, who won the 2011 NEC Tournament crown with an 85-82 overtime victory over Robert Morris, claimed 10 of the possible 12 first-place votes.

Reigning Player of the Year Ken Horton Leads Preseason All-NEC Team

November 2nd, 2011
Long Island forward Julian BoydSomerset, NJ -- In conjunction with the release of the Northeast Conference (NEC) men's basketball preseason coaches poll, the league's head coaches also selected the 2011-12 preseason All-NEC team, revealing the individuals who are expected to make the biggest impact this coming season. Reigning NEC Player of the Year Ken Horton (Ossining, NY/Ossining), a senior forward for Central Connecticut State, leads the five-man team.

Horton is joined by a pair of Long Island junior forwards in Julian Boyd (San Antonio, TX/William H.

NEC Thursday Night Recap: Wagner Alone in First

January 7th, 2011
Tyler Murray leads the NEC in scoringFirst-year head coach Dan Hurley has done quite the job with the Wagner Seahawks, a team that won all of five games in 2009-10. Going into Thursday's game against two-time defending NEC champion Robert Morris the Seahawks were in a three-way tie for first place with a 2-0 league play. The player who has benefitted the most with the coaching change? Junior guard Tyler Murray, who has eclipsed the 20-point plateau five times and has failed to reach double figures just once this season.

NEC Update: Opening Week Yields Surprises

December 8th, 2010
Robert Morris guard Karon AbrahamThe first weekend of December traditionally means the start of conference play in the NEC, with many of the teams playing a pair of games before returning to non-conference action for the remainder of the month. But while it comes as no surprise to the casual observer that preseason favorite Quinnipiac is one of the four remaining undefeated teams (1-0), the other three teams may cause a second glance. Tied atop the league with 2-0 marks are Fairleigh Dickinson and St. Francis (NY), both of whom beat an expected contender over the weekend.

Ranking the NEC Backcourts 1-6

October 31st, 2010
Robert Morris guard Karon Abraham

With the start of the season right around the corner (and the preseason NEC Coaches Teleconference coming up on Wednesday morning), this is a good time to rank the backcourts and frontcourts of the Northeast Conference. First up are the top six backcourts in my opinion. Teams 7-12 will follow shortly, with the frontcourt rankings on deck. Feel free to comment below; I welcome solid hoops discussion. 

2010-11 NEC Team-by-Team Schedules

October 9th, 2010
Northeast ConferenceBryant
November
Fri 12 vs. Cleveland St. (World Vision Basketball Classic) 7:00 PM
Sat 13 vs. Kent St. (World Vision Basketball Classic) 3:30 PM
Sun 14 vs. Iona (World Vision Basketball Classic) 3:00 PM
Wed 17 Salve Regina (exhibition) 7:00 PM
Sat 20 Army 3:30 PM
Wed 24 Harvard 4:00 PM
Sun 28 at Lehigh 7:00 PM
December
Thu 2 at Fairleigh Dickinson * TBA
Wed 8 Yale 7:00 PM
Sat 11 at Columbia TBA
Sun 19 at Boston College TBA

Schedules for NYC Area Teams Released

September 18th, 2010
2010-11 could signal rebirth of NYC college hoops

An eventful offseason for New York metropolitan area college basketball is steadily transitioning into the 2010-11 season, with individual workouts and team lifting sessions leading into the start of practice in four weeks. That also means the official release of schedules for most of the team, and you can find them here.

NEC Season Review/Look Ahead to 2010-11

May 8th, 2010
Robert Morris guard Karon AbrahamGiven the number of players slated to return to Moon Township next season, it wouldn't have been too far-fetched to pick Robert Morris this early to earn their third consecutive NCAA Tournament berth. But that was before head coach Mike Rice decided to move on, accepting the same position at Rutgers.

Met Basketball Writers Association Honors Announced

April 21st, 2010
Hofstra guard Charles Jenkins

The Met Basketball Writers Association announced their annual honors on Wednesday, naming Hofstra junior guard Charles Jenkins the winner of the Haggerty Award (Player of the Year). Winning the award for the second consecutive year, Jenkins joins the following list of players to have won the Haggerty two or more times in their collegiate careers:

MU wins 4th in a row!

January 10th, 2010

The Hall downs MU 87-72

November 15th, 2009