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Saturday, February 10, 2007

Howie's Heroes are unstoppable/Wagner can't help MU/RMU wins/Latest NEC standings

from CCSU school web site and AP...anyone watch the CCSU game ??

Win Streak Reaches 10 as Blue Devils Top Quinnipiac by 23 on SaturdayObie Nwadike recorded his sixth straight double-double, while Javier Mojica and Tristan Blackwood each went over 20 points to lead Northeast Conference leading Central Connecticut (15-10, 12-1) to a 94-71 home win versus second place Quinnipiac (11-12, 9-5). Nwadike, a senior, scored 21 points and had 14 rebounds, while Mojica, a senior, led all players with 32 points. Blackwood , a junior, added 24 points and five assists in the win.

Note from me - (these three are playing at a very high level this season..that's a key reason this team is so good - in the NEC. It also points out that - in the NEC...you don't have to field a particularly big team to be successful, most seasons anyway).

The win is the 10th straight for the Blue Devils and the 15th straight regular season home conference victory dating back to last season. The Blue Devils play again on Monday night on the road at Sacred Heart at 7 p.m.





Sacred Heart 81, Wagner 79


Feb. 10, 2007

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) -Tavio Hobson hit a driving layup and a free throw in the final 31 seconds as Sacred Heart held on for an 81-79 victory over Wagner Saturday.
Joey Henley scored 19 points for Sacred Heart (12-12, 8-5 Northeast Conference) as the Pioneers broke a two-game losing streak. Jarrid Frye had 13 points for the Pioneers and Brice Brooks and Chauncey Hardy each had 10.
Mark Porter scored a game-high 22 points for Wagner (9-15, 6-7 NEC). James Ulrich and Jamal Smith each had 17.
Hobson, a senior point guard, hit layup with 30.7 seconds left to give Sacred Heart an 80-76 lead.
After a tip-in by Ulrich, Henley missed two free throws with 15.6 seconds left. But Porter was called for traveling with 11 seconds to go, leading to Hobson's free throw with 5 seconds left for an 81-78 lead.
Sacred Heart then fouled T.J. Czeski with 0.5 seconds remaining. The freshman hit the first free throw and intentionally missed the second, but Matt Vitale's tip-in try sailed wide of the basket.
The victory lifted Sacred Heart's home record to 7-1 and avenged an 80-77 loss at Wagner six days earlier.



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RMU rallies to win at the Mount....65-60

Latest NEC standings..
Central Conn. St.* 12-1 .923 15-10
Quinnipiac 9-5 .643 11-12
Sacred Heart 8-5 .615 12-12 .500
Fairleigh Dickinson 7-5 .583 12-11
Mount St. Mary's 8-6 .571 9-16
Robert Morris 7-6 .538 15-7
Monmouth 6-6 .500 11-13
Wagner 6-7 .462 9-15
St. Francis (NY) 4-9 .308 6-19
Long Island 3-9 .250 7-16
St. Francis (PA) 1-12 .077 4-20
Clinched NEC Tournament Berth

9 Comments:

Blogger bob curran said...

Tony,
I watched that CCSU vs QU game.Man,QU plays zero D.How did we lose to them?I'll tell you CCSU seems to let teams dictate the tempo and can win either way....pretty impressive. This just in:RMU 65-MSM-60.Tony,this is not good,they may run the table.

9:24 PM, February 10, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

On the other hand...if MU runs the table or close to it...MU is chasing third place...It is also one game in the loss column out of second place though it is two back of Q Pac because of tie-breaker with the Kitty Kats having four games left..

2006-2007 NEC Men's Basketball Standings
including games played through 2/10/2007

School NEC Pct. Overall Pct Streak Home Away Neutral
1. Central Conn. St.* 12-1 .923 15-10 .600 W10 8-4 7-3 0-3
2. Quinnipiac 9-5 .643 11-12 .478 L1 7-4 4-8 0-0
3. Sacred Heart 8-5 .615 12-12 .500 W1 7-1 4-10 1-1
4. Fairleigh Dickinson 7-5 .583 12-11 .522 L1 5-5 6-6 1-0
5. Mount St. Mary's 8-6 .571 9-16 .360 L1 7-4 2-12 0-0
6. Robert Morris 7-6 .538 15-7 .682 W2 9-2 6-5 0-0
7. Monmouth 6-6 .500 11-13 .458 W1 8-2 2-10 1-1
8. Wagner 6-7 .462 9-15 .375 L2 6-6 3-9 0-0
9. St. Francis (NY) 4-9 .308 6-19 .240 W1 3-6 3-11 0-2
10. Long Island 3-9 .250 7-16 .304 L7 5-6 2-10 0-0
11. St. Francis (PA) 1-12 .077 4-20 .167 L15 3-8 1-12 0-0

* Clinched NEC Tournament Berth

9:33 PM, February 10, 2007  
Blogger bob curran said...

Tony,
Am I the only one who fears Robert Thugville Morris?

9:56 PM, February 10, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

Au contraire .....if I were MU I would hope they're in the other bracket....

10:02 PM, February 10, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tony if thigns work out, MU can get 2nd place, I think right?

10:54 PM, February 10, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

Things would have to go very right..but yes..it could happen...

Until recently I had been mainly considering fourth place as the high water mark....

10:58 PM, February 10, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The most impressive thing to me about CCSU is that they're so good, and doing it while only playing 5 guys! They've got to have 3 all-NEC kids starting for them, pretty amazing. That forward Obie is incredible, did MU recruit him? He's from St.Ant's and could have helped a lot given the Hawks' recent rebounding issues (and by recent I mean the past 3 years).

12:13 PM, February 11, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

I am sure MU knew about him....but Dave was zeroed in on Alston..and - as far as I know - liked him (Alston) better as they were both seniors the same year.

4:35 PM, February 11, 2007  
Blogger bob curran said...

Hey, Marques's numbers may be down and he won't be first team but i'm sure most coaches would agree he is one of the top 5 players in the league.Except of course Bobby Jones.

8:41 PM, February 11, 2007  

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