Ray Floriani of College Chalktalk is the RTC correspondent for the MAAC and NEC conferences.
LYNDHURST, NJ – The latest news in the Northeast Conference centers around the start of conference play. As it is for most conferences, the bulk of the action is after New Year’s. But the NEC members get a few games in the books prior to January 1st.
The tempo free breakdown, with gratitude to Basketball State.
Player of the Week. Devin Sweetney (G/F), SR, St. Francis (PA) – Sweetney recorded a pair of double-doubles in a 2-0 week for St.Francis. The Red Flash posted victories over Wagner and pre-season favorite Mount St. Mary’s.
Rookie of the Week. Jamal Olasewere (F), FR, LIU– The LIU frosh averaged 11.5 points, a team-high 8 rebounds and shot over 70% from the floor as the Blackbirds got off to a 2-0 start in conference play.