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12-08-17, 09:45 PM
Hofstra's game-winning three-pointer after an intentionally missed free throw to win 85-84 at Monmouth was on three ESPN shows including being SportsCenter's Play of the Night. I went to Hofstra. Conferences in the northeast are doing worse than usual in the Conference RPI. The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, which has 8 out of 11 teams within 2 hours of New York City, is 26th out of 32 conferences, which is much worse than its average rank of 17.2 in the last five complete seasons. Here are the RPIs of the 20 teams (the amount of teams depends on what areas you include*) from the New York City area in the RPI:

19. Saint John's
23. Seton Hall
48. Wagner
121. New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)
127. Rutgers
133. Hofstra
135. Monmouth
163. Iona
203. Army
236. Fairfield
248. Sacred Heart
250. Stony Brook
257. Saint Peter's
284. Long Island University- Brooklyn
285. Fordham
295. Marist
298. Manhattan
305. Columbia
325. Saint Francis (NY)
327. Fairleigh Dickinson

The RPI has 351 teams, so the average rank is 176. The average rank for those 20 teams is 204.1. The NCAA Tournament has 68 teams. If you made a tournament with the bottom 68 teams in the RPI without automatic bids, 7 of those 20 teams would make it.

* I included Marist because the nearest big city to it is New York City. I excluded Rider, Princeton, and Yale; who might be closer to New York City than Marist is; but who are closer to Philadelphia or Hartford than they are to New York City.

02-14-18, 12:02 PM
URI sitting at #16 in this weeks' poll, highest in school history. The Rams are riding a 15 game winning streak and are undefeated in A10 play this season. Last night they beat Richmond and had one of the prettiest plays I can recall.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Holy moly, this was a thing of beauty!! Incredible ball movement the whole way down the court, ending in a dunk by Cyril Langevine! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SCtop10?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SCtop10</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/ESPNAssignDesk?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ESPNAssignDesk</a> take note!!! <a href="https://t.co/4EhGPKz2XK">pic.twitter.com/4EhGPKz2XK</a></p>&mdash; Rhody MBB (@RhodyMBB) <a href="https://twitter.com/RhodyMBB/status/963610448414298112?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 14, 2018</a></blockquote>
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02-20-18, 01:38 PM

Louisville’s 2013 national championship banner is coming down from the rafters.

The NCAA Committee on Infractions upheld its ruling Tuesday to strip the Cardinals of 123 wins dating from 2012 through 2015, including two Final Four appearances. It is the first time in modern NCAA history that a Division I men’s basketball national championship has been vacated.

The decision stems from a 2015 NCAA investigation that found members of the coaching staff provided prostitutes and strippers for players and recruits.