Home » Conference Notes » Currently Reading:

Northeast Semifinals Recap

March 11, 2004 Conference Notes No Comments




Northeast Conference Semifinals Recap

Recap by Keith Burdette

No. 7 Central Connecticut State 76, No. 3 Fairleigh Dickinson 73 (OT)
With the Blue Devils trailing by three with seconds to go, Justin Chiera caught a pass from Ron Robinson then dribbled into the frontcourt to hit a three pointer at the buzzer to send the game into overtime. CCSU built a five point lead in the overtime but Tamien Trent cut the lead to three with five seconds to go and missed a desperation chance to tie the game after the Blue Devils missed two free throws. The Knights led 34-29 at halftime and built their lead to twelve with just under fifteen minutes to go. The Blue Devils fought back to tie the game with four minutes to go and took a four point lead after Gordon Klaiber fouled out. But the Knights came back in the last minute and built a three point lead with three seconds to go to set up the final shot.

Ron Robinson again had another phenomenal game with 20 points and nine rebounds. Chiera scored 11 points including the game-tying trifecta. Tamien Trent led FDU with 22 points and Klaiber scored 18 points before his fifth foul. The Knights forced eighteen turnovers but committed fifteen of their own. The Blue Devils attempted 21 more free throws, including several in the second half to help complete their comeback.

No. 1 Monmouth Hawks 62, No. 4 Robert Morris Colonials 45
The Colonials used stifling defense to take a 22-20 lead into halftime. They held both of Monmouth’s big guns scoreless in the first half but couldn’t build a lead bigger than five. Early in the second half, Monmouth used a 22-6 run to take control of the game. Blake Hamilton scored six points and Dwayne Byfield scored eight points to spark the run. RMU cut the lead to nine once after that but could not get any closer.

Hamilton scored fourteen points, all in the second half and Byfield had ten points, also all exclusively in the second half. Chaz McCrommon led the Colonials with thirteen points but the other leading scorers, Aaron Thomas and Maurice Carter, each scored just six. The Colonials shot only 35 percent from the field, including 3-22 from long distance which sealed their fate.

Comment on this Article:







Subscribe to Hoopville

Enter your email address to subscribe to Hoopville

Advertisement


Hoopville Archives

College Basketball Tonight

We hope you enjoyed COLLEGE BASKETBALL TONIGHT during the 2016 NCAA Tournament. COLLEGE BASKETBALL TONIGHT is a comprehensive look at the NCAA Tournament hosted by veteran college basketball broadcaster Ted Sarandis, along with co-hosts Mike Jarvis and Terry O'Connor, both former Division I coaches. It also included many great guests, including Hoopville's own Phil Kasiecki.

The show aired on AM 710 WOR in New York City on Sunday evenings starting with Selection Sunday and running through the NCAA Tournament.

Here are links to the shows:

March 13, 2016 - First hour | Second hour

March 20, 2016 - First hour | Second hour

March 27, 2016 - First hour | Second hour

April 3, 2016 - First hour | Second hour

Everybody Needs a Head Coach

Former college basketball coach Mike Jarvis has a new book out, Everybody Needs a Head Coach.

"As you read this book, I hope that Coach Jarvis' experiences inspire you to find your purpose in life."
-Patrick Ewing, NBA Hall of Fame center

"Mike Jarvis' is one of my special friends. I am so pleased that he has taken the time to write this fabulous book."
-Mike Krzyzewski, Five-time NCAA championship head coach, Duke Blue Devils

"In reading this book, I can see that Mike hasn't lost his edge or his purpose. Readers should take a look at what he has to say."
-Jim Calhoun, Three-time NCAA champion, UConn Men's basketball

Review on Hoopville coming soon!

Coaching Changes

The coaching carousel is moving. Keep track of the latest coaching changes right here on Hoopville.

Hoopville Podcasts

Talking Hoops With Ted Sarandis – February 22, 2018

February 22, 2018 by

In our latest podcast, we start with floor issues in the Big East and an important NCAA ruling that was upheld. Then we go on to the Big 12, where Wednesday night had a new twist, as well as the ACC and how it shapes up along with no team going undefeated in conference play this year.

Talking Hoops With Ted Sarandis – February 7, 2018

February 7, 2018 by

In our latest podcast, we talk about a big sweep in the SEC, look back on the wild Saturday, then talk about a Big Ten showdown and some undefeated teams in conference play.

Talking Hoops With Ted Sarandis – January 31, 2018

January 31, 2018 by

In our latest podcast, we talk about a lot of what has happened in the ACC and SEC, including the Big 12/SEC Challenge, whether or not Kentucky is turning a corner, as well as the story at Michigan State.

Talking Hoops With Ted Sarandis – January 26, 2018

January 26, 2018 by

In our latest podcast, we talk about a wild night in the Big Ten, adversity and a quiet leader in the ACC, what to make of Kentucky and look ahead to the Big 12/SEC Challenge.

Talking Hoops With Ted Sarandis – January 18, 2018

January 18, 2018 by

In our latest podcast, we talk about big road wins for a few teams, including a couple of bluebloods that looked destined for losses, as well as an unsettled Big Ten beyond one team, an SEC where you shouldn’t pay attention to bracketologists, and the problems with a proposed earlier start to the college basketball season.

Phil Kasiecki on Twitter

Recruiting Coverage

Lincoln captures Hamilton Park title

August 15, 2017 by

For the first time, a public school won the Hamilton Park Summer League, and they were led by a big effort from a junior point guard in the title game.

Notes from a day at the 2017 Boston Shootout

June 12, 2017 by

Some news and notes coming from the second and final day of action at the 2017 Boston Shootout, where the host program provided plenty of talent, but so did a program that produced a team that beat them.

Notes from a day at the 2017 Northeast Hoops Festival

April 11, 2017 by

The Northeast Hoops Festival helped bring in the new spring travel season in New England, and we have notes from some of Saturday’s action.

2016 Boston Back to School Showcase notes

September 12, 2016 by

We look back at the 2016 Boston Back to School Showcase, where a couple of Boston City League teams were among the most impressive on the day.

2016 Hoopville Spring Finale championship recap

June 28, 2016 by

We look back at the championship games of the 2016 Hoopville Spring Finale, which had a big local flavor as one might have expected.