Category Archives: Northeastern

Postseason Preview: Northeastern vs. Delaware, CAA semifinal

The game: 5. Northeastern (11-20 overall, 7-9 Colonial) vs. 1. Delaware (24-9, 14-2), at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, NBCSN. In-league efficiency: Northeastern: -.02 (1.00 pts/poss, 1.02 allowed); Delaware: +.08 (1.11 pts/poss; 1.03 allowed) One key chart: Eighteen minutes against Georgetown aside, … Continue reading

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Postseason Preview: Northeastern vs. Drexel, CAA quarterfinal

The game: 5. Northeastern (10-20 overall, 7-9 Colonial) vs. 4. Drexel (16-13, 8-8) In-league efficiency: Northeastern: -.02 (1.00 pts/poss, 1.02 allowed); Drexel: .04 (1.09 pts/poss; 1.05 allowed) One key chart: The final minute of Northeastern’s regular-season finale at Drexel last … Continue reading

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The College Basketball Championship Belt

Who is the top team in college basketball today? By record, Wichita State stands alone with zero losses; by the polls, Florida is number one; and by the Pomeroy or Sagarin ratings, Arizona is best. But by another, much more … Continue reading

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Bunched standings in CAA — except at the top

As the midpoint of the CAA season approaches, there’s still a lot to be learned about where most teams stand. After Saturday’s 70-57 win at Hofstra, Northeastern is in a pseudo-four-way tie for second place at 4-3 (it being a … Continue reading

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New year, new American; Northeastern’s weirdest game yet

The American University basketball team made a New Year’s resolution: to be awesome in 2014. You might be skeptical, thinking that there’s no way a team could become awesome just by resolving to be so. But to that, I ask, … Continue reading

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Stat Corner: Northeastern’s nailbiters

Though the student section at Matthews Arena for yesterday’s Northeastern-Delaware game was nearly empty as of the opening tip, more and more fans filed in to the courtside seats throughout the game. Most likely, the late-arriving crowd was due to … Continue reading

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Three Pointer: Shooting propels Delaware past Northeastern

Northeastern lost to CAA leader Delaware 74-70 on Saturday. I’ll have a deeper look tomorrow at the Huskies’ habit of playing close games; in the meantime, a Three Pointer from Matthews Arena: 1. Delaware wins down the stretch… After an … Continue reading

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