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  Monday, October 31, 2005

BX Conf. Preview #16: America East
By Drew Barnette

#16 href=/profile//> AMERICA href=/profile//> EAST

Northeastern href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> bolted href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> league href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> joined href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> CAA, href=/profile//> so href=/profile//> there href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> only href=/profile//> nine href=/profile//> teams href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> year. href=/profile//> Vermont href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> ruled href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> league href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> past href=/profile//> three href=/profile//> seasons, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> lost href=/profile//> so href=/profile//> much href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> what href=/profile//> made href=/profile//> them href=/profile//> so href=/profile//> great href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> looks href=/profile//> like href=/profile//> there href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> going href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> changing href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> guard href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> year.




-1. href=/profile//> BINGHAMTON. href=/profile//> It href=/profile//> took href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> bearcats href=/profile//> some href=/profile//> time href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> get href=/profile//> going href=/profile//> last href=/profile//> year, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> once href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> did href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> were href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> hard href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> beat. href=/profile//> They href=/profile//> finished href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> winning href=/profile//> seven href=/profile//> out href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> nine href=/profile//> before href=/profile//> losing href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> Vermont href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> conference href=/profile//> tournament href=/profile//> semifinals. href=/profile//> They href=/profile//> return href=/profile//> four href=/profile//> starters href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> last href=/profile//> yearís href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> appear href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> experienced href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> talented href=/profile//> group href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> year. href=/profile//> In href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> past href=/profile//> theyíve href=/profile//> relied href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> inside href=/profile//> game, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> should href=/profile//> get href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> lot href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> production href=/profile//> out href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> guards href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> year, href=/profile//> especially href=/profile//> senior href=/profile//> Andre href=/profile//> Heard href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> junior href=/profile//> Troy href=/profile//> Hailey. href=/profile//> They href=/profile//> certainly href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> what href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> takes href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> win href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> conference. href=/profile//>

-2. href=/profile//> BOSTON href=/profile//> UNIVERSITY. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> terriers href=/profile//> lost href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> top href=/profile//> two href=/profile//> scorers href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> hard href=/profile//> time href=/profile//> replacing href=/profile//> them. href=/profile//> They href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> several href=/profile//> guys href=/profile//> coming href=/profile//> back href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> saw href=/profile//> significant href=/profile//> minutes href=/profile//> coming href=/profile//> off href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> bench, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> donít href=/profile//> really href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> anyone href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> ever href=/profile//> really href=/profile//> been href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> go href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> guy href=/profile//> before. href=/profile//> This href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> can href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> successful, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> someone href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> need href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> step href=/profile//> up href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> order href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> happen. href=/profile//> Senior href=/profile//> forward href=/profile//> Kevin href=/profile//> Gardner href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> someone href=/profile//> theyíll href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> relying href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> both href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> rebounds. href=/profile//>

-3. href=/profile//> ALBANY. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> great href=/profile//> danes href=/profile//> were href=/profile//> 13-15 href=/profile//> last href=/profile//> year, href=/profile//> which href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> big href=/profile//> step href=/profile//> forward href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> just href=/profile//> won href=/profile//> five href=/profile//> games href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> before. href=/profile//> They href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> horrible href=/profile//> finish href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> losing href=/profile//> five href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> last href=/profile//> seven, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> do href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> some href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> experienced href=/profile//> players href=/profile//> coming href=/profile//> back href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> could href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> best href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> school href=/profile//> history href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> possibly href=/profile//> contend href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> conference href=/profile//> championship. href=/profile//> This href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> hasnít href=/profile//> been href=/profile//> div1 href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> long, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> last href=/profile//> year href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> time href=/profile//> theyíd href=/profile//> ever href=/profile//> won href=/profile//> more href=/profile//> than href=/profile//> ten href=/profile//> games href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> div1 href=/profile//> program. href=/profile//> Lucious href=/profile//> Jordan, href=/profile//> Jamar href=/profile//> Wilson href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Levi href=/profile//> Levine href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> all href=/profile//> players href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> should href=/profile//> contribute href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> teamís href=/profile//> success. href=/profile//> href=/profile//>

-4. href=/profile//> MAINE. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> black href=/profile//> bears href=/profile//> return href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> top href=/profile//> two href=/profile//> scorers href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> guards href=/profile//> Ernest href=/profile//> Turner href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Kevin href=/profile//> Reed. href=/profile//> Both href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> play href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> big href=/profile//> role href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> bears href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> season. href=/profile//> They href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> likely href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> struggle href=/profile//> underneath. href=/profile//> Turner href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> good href=/profile//> shooter href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> outside, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> other href=/profile//> than href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> arenít href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> excellent href=/profile//> shooting href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> either. href=/profile//> They href=/profile//> should href=/profile//> win href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> share href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> games href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> year, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> donít href=/profile//> appear href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> balanced href=/profile//> enough href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> win href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> conference. href=/profile//>

-5. href=/profile//> STONY href=/profile//> BROOK. href=/profile//> Last href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> seawolves href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> what href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> overall href=/profile//> unimpressive href=/profile//> year. href=/profile//> However, href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> did href=/profile//> show href=/profile//> some href=/profile//> life href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> end href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> winning href=/profile//> three href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> last href=/profile//> five href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> going href=/profile//> 5-4 href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> final href=/profile//> nine href=/profile//> games. href=/profile//> They href=/profile//> return href=/profile//> both href=/profile//> starting href=/profile//> guards href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Antoine href=/profile//> Hardy href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Bobby href=/profile//> Santiago. href=/profile//> Although href=/profile//> both href=/profile//> players href=/profile//> averaged href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> double href=/profile//> figures, href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> did href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> shoot href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> ball href=/profile//> well href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> field href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> all. href=/profile//> They href=/profile//> arenít href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> only href=/profile//> ones href=/profile//> either. href=/profile//> Shooting href=/profile//> could href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> major href=/profile//> weakness href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> entire href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> year. href=/profile//> href=/profile//>

-6. href=/profile//> VERMONT. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> catamounts href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> dream href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> last href=/profile//> year, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> lost href=/profile//> four href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> starters href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> graduation href=/profile//> including href=/profile//> Taylor href=/profile//> Coppenrath, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> head href=/profile//> coach href=/profile//> Tom href=/profile//> Brennan href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> retirement. href=/profile//> They href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> won href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> league href=/profile//> three href=/profile//> years href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> row, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> so href=/profile//> much href=/profile//> inexperience href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> year href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> run href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> likely href=/profile//> come href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> end. href=/profile//> They href=/profile//> lost href=/profile//> most href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> scoring href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> rebounding href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> relying href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> guys href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> didnít href=/profile//> see href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> lot href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> minutes href=/profile//> last href=/profile//> season. href=/profile//>

-7. href=/profile//> NEW href=/profile//> HAMPSHIRE. href=/profile//> New href=/profile//> head href=/profile//> coach href=/profile//> Bill href=/profile//> Herrion href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> work href=/profile//> cut href=/profile//> out href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> him. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> highly href=/profile//> successful href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> Drexel href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> certainly href=/profile//> capable href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> duplicating href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> success href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> New href=/profile//> Hampshire href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> time, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> probably href=/profile//> isnít href=/profile//> going href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> happen href=/profile//> overnight. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> wildcats href=/profile//> won href=/profile//> just href=/profile//> five href=/profile//> conference href=/profile//> games href=/profile//> last href=/profile//> year. href=/profile//> They href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> dependent href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> guard href=/profile//> Jermaine href=/profile//> Anderson href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> forward href=/profile//> Mike href=/profile//> Cristensen. href=/profile//> They href=/profile//> do href=/profile//> appear href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> pretty href=/profile//> balanced href=/profile//> attack, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> just href=/profile//> isnít href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> strong href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> needs href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> make href=/profile//> them href=/profile//> contenders href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> year. href=/profile//> href=/profile//>

-8. href=/profile//> UMBC. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> retrievers href=/profile//> really href=/profile//> struggled href=/profile//> down href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> stretch href=/profile//> last href=/profile//> season, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> make href=/profile//> matters href=/profile//> worse href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> lost href=/profile//> many href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> key href=/profile//> contributors href=/profile//> off href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> team. href=/profile//> Eight href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> players href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> year href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> new href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> program, href=/profile//> so href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> really href=/profile//> lacking href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> experience. href=/profile//> This href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> hasnít href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> much href=/profile//> success href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> all href=/profile//> since href=/profile//> joining href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> league. href=/profile//> This href=/profile//> could href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> foundation href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> building href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> up href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> future, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> isnít href=/profile//> likely href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> happen href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> year. href=/profile//>

-9. href=/profile//> HARTFORD. href=/profile//> Last href=/profile//> year href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> hawks href=/profile//> lost href=/profile//> ten href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> final href=/profile//> eleven href=/profile//> games. href=/profile//> Their href=/profile//> defense href=/profile//> wasnít href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> tough, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> struggled href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> offense href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> well, href=/profile//> especially href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> shooting. href=/profile//> Things href=/profile//> donít href=/profile//> appear href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> all href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> much href=/profile//> brighter href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> year. href=/profile//> They href=/profile//> do href=/profile//> return href=/profile//> guard href=/profile//> Aaron href=/profile//> Cook href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> averaged href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> 14ppg href=/profile//> last href=/profile//> year, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> other href=/profile//> than href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> talent href=/profile//> pool href=/profile//> doesnít href=/profile//> run href=/profile//> all href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> deep. href=/profile//>



CONFERENCE href=/profile//> TOURNAMENT:
-March href=/profile//> 3: href=/profile//> Opening href=/profile//> round href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> Events href=/profile//> Center, href=/profile//> Vestal, href=/profile//> NY href=/profile//> (Binghamtonís href=/profile//> home href=/profile//> floor)
-March href=/profile//> 4: href=/profile//> Quarterfinals href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> Events href=/profile//> Center, href=/profile//> Vestal, href=/profile//> NY href=/profile//> (Binghamtonís href=/profile//> home href=/profile//> floor)
-March href=/profile//> 5: href=/profile//> Semifinals href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> Events href=/profile//> Center, href=/profile//> Vestal, href=/profile//> NY href=/profile//> (Binghamtonís href=/profile//> home href=/profile//> floor)
-March href=/profile//> 11: href=/profile//> Championship href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> home href=/profile//> floor href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> highest href=/profile//> remaining href=/profile//> seed

 
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