Category Archives: Northeast

Bryant Lands Commitment From Murray State Graduate Transfer Byron Hawkins

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Graduate transfer Byron Hawkins committed to Bryant on Sunday, giving new head coach Jared Grasso his first major commitment on the transfer market. (Source: Murray State Athletics)

SMITHFIELD, RI. — The Northeast Conference tends to see its fair share of talent transfer to bigger programs across the NCAA, and while players do transfer into the conference, they aren’t necessarily the biggest names out there.

On Sunday, the Bryant Bulldogs added a graduate transfer who has NCAA Tournament experience, and brings with him a wealth of experience that can help the Bulldogs right away in 2018-19.

Towards the end of April, junior guard Byron Hawkins was granted his release from the Murray State Racers, where he spent the last two seasons. Prior to his time with the Racers, Hawkins played two seasons with the Towson Tigers, where he emerged as a star in 2015-16 as a sophomore.

Now, Hawkins will take his talents to the state of Rhode Island, where he will join an intriguing core group at Bryant in the Northeast Conference. Continue reading Bryant Lands Commitment From Murray State Graduate Transfer Byron Hawkins

Believe in Yourself: How Andre Wolford Went From Zero Division I Offers to One of The Nation’s Top Shooters at Saint Francis

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Andre Wolford didn’t receive a single scholarship offer from a Division I program out of high school, and is now one of the top three point shooters in the country. (Source: Saint Francis Athletics) (Header: Saint Francis Athletics)

LORETTO, Pa. — Zero.

That’s the number of Division I offers that guard Andre Wolford had out of high school.

One.

That’s how many people truly believed in Wolford’s abilities on the hardwood and knew he was wood enough to play at the top level in college.

That person was Andre himself.

“I want people to hear my story not for my own benefit, but to be a ray of hope in their careers,” said Wolford. “I want players to learn from my story to have faith in themselves, because there is always going to be people rooting against them.”

“But if you work hard and make sure you get better everyday, something good will come for it.” Continue reading Believe in Yourself: How Andre Wolford Went From Zero Division I Offers to One of The Nation’s Top Shooters at Saint Francis

Colson and Brey Ejected in Notre Dame’s 71-53 Win Over St. Francis Brooklyn

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Notre Dame shot 41.4% from the field and out rebounded St. Francis 43-37 (Source: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports)

SOUTH BEND, IN. — Coming off of a demoralizing loss to the third-ranked team in the country on Thursday, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish added another “W” to the win column Sunday afternoon, as they defeated the St. Francis (Brooklyn) Terriers, 71-53.

While the Terriers are not the flashiest opponent, the game brought plenty of excitement, as Notre Dame Head Coach Mike Brey and Bonzie Colson were tossed from the game with six minutes left in the second half.

Sunday afternoon’s game marked the first time in 23 years that Mike Brey has ever been thrown out from a game.

The ejections did not concern the Irish one bit, as they handled the Terriers with ease towards the end. But, what should concern the Irish is the fact that the bench continued to under perform, even against an opponent like St. Francis.

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Balanced scoring attack leads LIU Brooklyn to 104-68 win over New Rochelle

Raiquan Clark recorded 17 points, six rebounds and five assists on Monday, and all five starters for LIU Brooklyn scored in double-figures in their 104-68 win over New Rochelle.

BROOKLYN, NY — Coming into Tuesday, The LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds were 0-2 on the season, losing games to the Tulane Green Waves and the Fordham Rams.

LIU had their home opener against second-year basketball Division lll program the College New Rochelle Blue Angels in the Steinberg Wellness Centre.

Head coach Derek Kellogg made his debut at home and his team did not disappoint. The Blackbirds came out hungry, led by Joel Hernandez, who scored five of the team’s first seven points on the night. It was matched quick by the Blue Angels, and the teams were trading baskets early on. Continue reading Balanced scoring attack leads LIU Brooklyn to 104-68 win over New Rochelle

A look at Opening Weekend for the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds

Jashaun Agosto and the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds have fought back in each of their two games this season, but their comeback efforts have fallen short both times. (Source: Brooklyn Daily)

BROOKLYN — The LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds have started 2017-2018 season with an 0-2 record after opening weekend.

However, it’s nothing to worry about, and there are some key takeaways from this past weekend.

Raiquan Clark had a career high on Friday night, with 34 points to go along with seven rebounds. It looks as though Clark is ready to take on a starring role on offense this year without Jerome Frink on the roster. Continue reading A look at Opening Weekend for the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds

Notre Dame Takes Care of Mount St. Mary’s in Home Opener; Adds Fifth Member to Recruiting Class

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Bonzie Colson, the pre-season All-American, recorded his 25th career double-double in Notre Dame’s 88-62 victory over Mount St. Mary’s. (Source: Matt Cashore – USA TODAY Sports)

SOUTH BEND, In. — The Notre Dame Fighting are now 2-0 to start the season after an 88-62 home opening win over the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers.

This was the third meeting between these two teams, with the Irish beating the Mountaineers in the previous two contests back in 2004 and 2014.

Mike Brey and his Notre Dame teams are now 18-0 in home openers and will only need 10 more wins to break the Notre Dame basketball coach all-time wins record of 394.

The countdown is on.

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