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300 Words Or Less: NEC Basketball Finalists Are A Tale Of Two Backgrounds

300 Words Or Less: NEC Basketball Finalists Are A Tale Of Two Backgrounds
BY JOEY WAHLER
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

When St. Francis College and Robert Morris University meet tonight for the Northeast Conference Championship in downtown Brooklyn, they’ll share the court – and little else.

Sure, the Terriers and Colonials, seeded first and second respectively, have their similarities: Tough, defensive minded, offensively disciplined, their whole equaling more than the sum of their parts. The teams’ histories, locations and coaches, however, couldn’t be more different.

St. Francis is one of just five original Division 1 programs that hasn’t made the NCAA Tournament, centrally located in sprawling Brooklyn, on a “campus” consisting of a single building, housing its home court, classes and everything else.

Robert Morris has an NEC record seven NCAA appearances, located in the league’s sticks in Moon Twp., a Pittsburgh suburb, on a 230-acre campus.

Terriers coach Glenn Braica, 51, was an assistant there for 15 years – think about that - twice reaching the NEC Final without a win. After becoming Norm Roberts’ St. John’s assistant, the Brooklyn native returned in 2010, taking over a program that hadn’t exceeded 11 wins the previous five seasons.

 

Brighter Things Ahead For Sixers and Devils, Says Blitzer

Brighter Things Ahead For Sixers and Devils, Says Blitzer
BY JOE FAVORITO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

It hasn’t been the easiest of winters for the owners of the New Jersey Devils and the Philadelphia 76ers, at least on the court and the ice. The Sixers h...

Eagles Shocker: 5 Reasons LeSean McCoy Traded by Chip Kelly

Eagles Shocker: 5 Reasons LeSean McCoy Traded by Chip Kelly
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Things can change quickly in the NFL. The man who led the league in rushing yardage in 2013 looks to be gone from the Philadelphia Eagles next week.

Philadelphia Eagles ...

300 Words Or Less: Bozella, Seton Hall Women Reaching New Heights

300 Words Or Less: Bozella, Seton Hall Women Reaching New Heights
BY JOEY WAHLER
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COLLEGE BASKETBALL

After winning a preseason transfer battle with Alabama, the Seton Hall women’s basketball team has won the Big East’s regular season war – for the ...

New Hoops Event Draws On New Jersey Ties For Success

New Hoops Event Draws On New Jersey Ties For Success
BY JERRY MILANI
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

If you are former hoops player, or someone who dreamed of running your own team and actually making money outside of fantasy sports, take note. There is ...

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