Posts Tagged ‘Women’s Basketball’

Posts Tagged ‘Women’s Basketball’

This week on WRBB Sports

March 5th, 2012

Thursday, March 8

CAA Women’s Basketball Tournament – First round
5:00 p.m. – Northeastern Huskies vs. George Mason Patriots
from Showplace Arena in Upper Marlboro, Md.
with Bobby Mullen and TBA
Broadcast on WRBB Sports Extra

Friday, March 9

CAA Women’s Basketball Tournament – Quarterfinal (If Necessary)
5:00 p.m. – Northeastern Huskies vs. James Madison Dukes
from Showplace Arena in Upper Marlboro, Md.
with Bobby Mullen and TBA
Broadcast on WRBB Sports Extra

Saturday, March 10

CAA Women’s Basketball Tournament – Semifinal (If Necessary)
2:30 p.m. – Northeastern Huskies vs. TBA
from Showplace Arena in Upper Marlboro, Md.
with Bobby Mullen and TBA
Broadcast on WRBB Sports Extra

Sunday, March 11

CAA Women’s Basketball Tournament – Championship (If Necessary)
12:30 p.m. – Northeastern Huskies vs. TBA
from Showplace Arena in Upper Marlboro, Md.
with Bobby Mullen and TBA

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WRBB Is Your Home for the Postseason

March 1st, 2012

For the first time in station history, WRBB Sports will provide live coverage of all Northeastern Huskies conference tournament games in the winter sports slate. Continuing an unprecedented season of live game coverage (77 game broadcasts to date), WRBB Sports is dedicating an unparalleled commitment to Northeastern athletics during winter sports postseason tournament fortnight.

  • Men’s Hockey: Adding to WRBB’s wire-to-wire coverage of all 34 regular season contests plus two exhibition games this season, if the Huskies make the Hockey East tournament, coverage will continue for as far as the Huskies go into the postseason.
  • Men’s Basketball: WRBB Sports is completing its fourth season as the flagship station of Huskies basketball, broadcasting every regular season basketball game in 2011-12, and will again serve as the exclusive home of Northeastern basketball at the CAA Tournament in Richmond, Va.
  • Women’s Hockey: This season, WRBB provided expanded and unprecedented coverage of Huskies women’s hockey games, including the Women’s Beanpot championship. This year, WRBB will broadcast the Women’s Hockey East Tournament in Hyannis, Mass. on 104.9-FM in addition to streaming games worldwide on WRBBSports.com. In addition to the Hockey East tournament, if the Huskies reach the NCAA tournament, WRBB-FM will air all Northeastern games.
    Women’s Basketball: Adding to an expanded regular-season slate, for the first time WRBB will cover the CAA Women’s Basketball Tournament in Upper Marlboro, Md. In conjunction with Northeastern athletics, tournament games - WRBB Sports Extra will serve as the home for early round coverage while WRBB-FM will pick up coverage in the championship round (if necessary).

As always, all NCAA tournament games for Huskies teams will be carried by WRBB Sports. In the past four years, WRBB has provided unparalleled live coverage of Huskies NCAA tournament contests, including men’s hockey, women’s soccer, and field hockey games.

Northeastern Winter Sports Postseason Schedule

Broadcast listings are contingent on Northeastern advancing in each respective tournament.

Date Time Team Tournament/Opponent Station
3/2/12 6:00 p.m. M-Basketball CAA 1st Round vs. William & Mary
3/3/12 12:30 p.m. W-Hockey Hockey East Semifinal vs. Providence
3/3/12 6:00 p.m. M-Basketball CAA Quarterfinal vs. VCU
3/4/12 1:00 p.m. W-Hockey Hockey East Final vs. BC/BU
3/4/12 4:30 p.m. M-Basketball CAA Semifinal
3/5/12 7:00 p.m. M-Basketball CAA Championship
3/8/12 5:00 p.m. W-Basketball CAA 1st Round vs. TBA
3/9/12 5:00 p.m. W-Basketball CAA Quarterfinal vs. JMU
3/10/12 TBD W-Hockey NCAA Quarterfinal vs. TBD
3/10/12 2:30 p.m. W-Basketball CAA Semifinal
3/11/12 12:30 p.m. W-Basketball CAA Championship
3/16/12 TBD W-Hockey NCAA Frozen Four – Semifinal
3/18/12 5:00 p.m. W-Hockey NCAA National Championship

*Schedule subject to change

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This week on WRBB Sports

February 13th, 2012

Monday, February 13

60th Annual Beanpot Tournament – Consolation Game
4:15 p.m. – Huskies Hockey Pre-Game
4:30 p.m. – Northeastern Hockey: Huskies vs. Harvard Crimson
from the TD Garden in Boston, Mass.
with Alex Faust and Ben Horner

Tuesday, February 14

6:45 p.m. – Huskies Basketball Pre-Game
7:00 p.m. – Northeastern Basketball: Huskies vs. Towson Tigers
from Matthews Arena
with Patrick McHugh, Chris Tramontozzi, and Zolan Kanno-Youngs

Thursday, February 16

7:00 p.m. – Northeastern Women’s Basketball: Huskies vs. Georgia St Panthers
from Solomon Court
with TBA
Game broadcast on WRBB Sports Extra

8:00 p.m. – Hockey East This Week
Playoff scenarios

Friday, February 17

3:00 p.m. – Dog Pound Sports Sound

6:45 p.m. – Huskies Hockey Pre-Game
7:00 p.m. – Northeastern Hockey: Huskies vs. Providence College Friars
with Alex Faust, Ben Horner, and Jack Thaler
from Matthews Arena

Saturday, February 18

Sears ESPN Bracketbusters
12:45 p.m. – Huskies Basketball Pre-Game
1:00 p.m. – Northeastern Basketball: Huskies vs. Stony Brook Seawolves
from Matthews Arena
with Patrick McHugh, Andy Towne, and Brandon Challener

6:45 p.m. – Huskies Hockey Pre-Game
7:00 p.m. – Northeastern Hockey: Huskies vs. Providence College Friars
from Matthews Arena
with Alex Faust, Jack Thaler, and TBA

Sunday, February 19

2:00 p.m. – Northeastern Women’s Hockey: Huskies vs. Providence College
from Matthews Arena
with Andy Towne, and TBA
Game broadcast on WRBB Sports Extra

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This week on WRBB Sports

January 23rd, 2012

Monday, January 23

6:45 p.m. – Huskies Basketball Pre-Game
7:00 p.m. – Northeastern Basketball: Huskies at Old Dominion Monarchs
from the Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Va.
with Patrick McHugh and Brandon Challener

Wednesday, January 25

6:45 p.m. – Huskies Basketball Pre-Game
7:00 p.m. – Northeastern Basketball: Huskies vs. Delaware Blue Hens
from Matthews Arena
with Andy Towne, Coray Runge, and David Kroopnick

Thursday, January 26

8:00 p.m. – Hockey East This Week

Friday, January 27

3:00 p.m. – Dog Pound Sports Sound
With live reports from Burlington, Vermont

6:45 p.m. – Huskies Hockey Pre-Game
7:00 p.m. – Northeastern Hockey: Huskies at Vermont Catamounts
from Gutterson Fieldhouse in Burlington, Vt.
with Alex Faust and Ben Horner

Saturday, January 28

11:45 a.m. – Huskies Basketball Pre-Game
12:00 p.m. – Northeastern Basketball: Huskies vs. Hofstra Pride
from Matthews Arena
with Andy Towne, Chris Tramontozzi, and TBA

6:45 p.m. – Huskies Hockey Pre-Game
7:00 p.m. – Northeastern Hockey: Huskies at Vermont Catamounts
from Gutterson Fieldhouse in Burlington, Vt.
with Alex Faust and Ben Horner

Sunday, January 29

2:00 p.m. – Northeastern Women’s Basketball: Huskies vs. William & Mary Tribe
from Solomon Court
with Brandon Challener and Coray Runge
Live on WRBB Sports Extra

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Wednesday Notebook: The pollercoaster

December 14th, 2011

Isn’t it fun to be watching the polls again? When Monday comes around, we know you’re anxiously awaiting the final tally of votes to see where Northeastern falls. Fortunately, both hockey teams seem well-positioned to garner votes and that’s where we start this week.

Though outside the top 20, Huskies hockey is back in the thick of it, getting their sixth consecutive win with a 3-2 decision over UMass-Lowell on Saturday. And to think, this whole stretch started with a players-only meeting the Monday after their winless streak balooned to one month – Jared Shafran explains the turnaround in his piece for NESN. The challenge is to keep it going, and voters in the USCHO and USA Today polls haven’t seen enough yet: Northeastern received 37 points in the USCHO poll, good for 23rd overall but not good enough to be ranked. Where it matters is the Pairwise, and Northeastern has climbed to 18th in the latest reading. NU players also continue to rack up awards: Chris Rawlings was defensive player of the week for a second time.

But to show you how terrible polls are, check out Yale ranked 19th in the latest USCHO poll. They have a 6-5-1 record, just lost to UMass, are not even ranked in the Pairwise, have the 33rd-best RPI in the country, and have a strength of schedule ranked 41st in the nation. Yet, pollsters have voted them the 19th best team in the nation. You be the judge. That’s the besauty of college hockey, versus BCS football: it’s up to the Parwise and very little else to determine the post-season selection.

Women’s hockey rebounded from a stumble to grab some big wins last weekend, taking down Boston University and UNH. They were idle this week. The Huskies now sit in 7th in the latest USCHO poll and 9th in the latest USA Today poll. More importantly, the Huskies are 9th in the latest Pairwise, with the top 8 making the tournament at the end of the year. Speaking of Pairwise, USCHO’s Candace Horgan explains the reason why the Huskies aren’t in the top group: most of their early season opponents are not in the Pairwise at all. In accolades, Florence Schelling was named defensive player of the week and Northeastern was named Team of the Week by the league.

Turnovers continue to bite Northeastern men’s basketball, as they had 23 in their loss to Bradley last week, as Anthony Gulizia notes in the Huntington News. As a whole, the team is in the bottom 100 in turnovers per possession. It’s not just NU that has had this problem early in the year – Mike Litos wrote as early as November 21st that CAA teams were giving up the ball at an alarming rate. Despite this, Quincy Ford was named CAA Rookie of the Week as the rookie continues to impress for NU.

Finally, kudos to NU women’s basketball for breaking their long losing streak, though they lost their first conference game to VCU. The Huntington News has the recap.

Outside of Northeastern…

By now you’ve heard of the Corey Trivino mess at BU. We have an Off The Wires special on Trivino’s arrest and dismissal from the Terriers. Coach Jack Parker added more outlets to his media roundup – he talked with Scott McLaughlin from College Hockey News (who did a great job adding historical context to the story) and Parker added some interesting quotes in the Boston Globe. The strategy with this has been clear from the outset: BU wants to be out in front of the story and make the narrative be that they were proactive in addressing this problem. The reality, though, is less clear. If, as Parker suggested, Trivino should have enrolled in alcohol counseling, why didn’t it happen? There was another minor incident in the spring (his third), but yet there seemed to have been no action taken then, despite alcohol being a lingering problem. There are still many questions that remain unanswered.

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Wednesday Notebook: Gone streaking

November 30th, 2011

First hockey winning streak all season, with the Huskies taking 3 in a row over the past two weeks. Their win on Friday at Michigan was their third win over the Wolverines in four tries, and part of now a 4-game home losing streak for the Maize & Blue. The story of the game was the line combination of Quailer-Pimm-Ferriero, which accounted for all four goals on the night. (WRBB Sports)

Mike McLaughlin has been out of the lineup and is not practicing with the team after breaking his jaw in Northeastern’s 5-2 win over Providence two weeks ago. He is expected to remain out of the lineup for a few weeks, but there is no hard timeframe for his return.

An upset win over St. John’s was certainly the story for Northeastern, after a career performance by Joel Smith but the New York tabloids focused instead on the absense of St. John’s head coach Steve Lavin (Daily News | New York Post). Tonight at La Salle in Philadelphia the Huskies will look to start a seadon at 4-1 for the first time since starting 4-0 in 2005-06 – JJ Barea’s senior year.

Bill Coen talked about the distribution of playing time and his lineup in a chat with Mike Litos. There’s been plenty of competition for spots in the lineup, and for the first time in a long while, the Huskies have noticeable and useable depth. The lack of Ryan Pierson getting significant minutes and Alex Bates getting any minutes at all during this strech is a a testament to that.

Women’s hockey hits the skids after a blazing start to the year. The Huskies have lost three straight, including a series sweep against Boston College and a tough OT loss to Dartmouth. NU still remains ranked 10th in the latest USCHO poll, but worringly they are no longer ranked in the PairWise. Part of the problem is in strength of schedule – most of NU’s early wins came against beatable teams. The Huskies have yet to claim that marquee win, something that will have to change if they want a shot at a bid to the NCAA tournament.

Women’s basketball is now on a 17-game losing streak dating back to last year. Give Northeastern credit for trying to promote the team and improve attendance early this year, but it may be all for naught.

Outside of Northeastern…

Merrimack may be ranked #1, but as USCHO points out, they’ve yet to play more than 1 team under consideration in the Pairwise. We’ve been talking about Merrimack’s weak schedule since mid-October, but it’ll be interesting to see if that comes back to bite the Warriors later this year.

Boston University sure loves playing at MSG every other year, and that’s expected to continue, according to the Daily Free Press’ hockey blog. Saturday was the third sellout in three tries at Madison Square Garden. Of course, BU’s win wasn’t without controversy, as College Hockey News reports. Oddly enough, Northeastern was slated to play a game at the Garden last year against Niagara – the contracts were signed – but the deal collapsed and the game was moved to Matthews Arena.

There’s a new CAA Basketball Bloggers poll made by the hard-working folks at VCU RamNation (without a doubt the best fan-oriented site in the league).

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Wednesday Notebook: Homecoming up next

November 16th, 2011

(Photo: Junhee Chung/Daily Free Press)

What a weekend – four thrilling games, unfortunately followed by basketball’s letdown on Monday. But, all things being equal, the Huskies got one marquee win over the weekend, the absolutely heart-stopping overtime victory over Boston University in basketball on Friday night. If you haven’t heard the entire game broadcast, you’re in luck, because we’ve archived it (WRBB Sports), and it’s definitely worth a listen. Now comes homecoming weekend, with the last basketball home game for two weeks and the last home hockey game for three weeks.

We’ll get to the upcoming games in a moment, but first back to the week that was… Read more…

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This week on WRBB Sports

November 14th, 2011

Monday, November 14

6:45 p.m. – Northeastern Basketball Pre-Game
7:00 p.m. – Northeastern Basketball: Huskies at UMass Minutemen
from the Mullins Center in Amherst, Mass.
with Patrick McHugh, Andy Towne, and Anthony Gulizia

Tuesday, November 15

7:00 p.m. – Northeastern Women’s Basketball: Huskies vs. Temple Owls
from Solomon Court
with Anthony Gulizia and Zolan Kanno-Youngs
Only available on WRBB Sports Extra

Thursday, November 17

7:00 p.m. – Northeastern Women’s Hockey: Huskies vs. Boston College Eagles
from Matthews Arena
with Craig White and Mike Sobel
Only available on WRBB Sports Extra

9:00 p.m. – Hockey East This Week
Hockey Homecoming Preview
Guest Panelist: TBA

Friday, October 18

3:00 p.m. – Dog Pound Sports Sound
Homecoming edition

6:45 p.m. – Northeastern Hockey Pre-Game
7:00 p.m. – Northeastern Hockey: Huskies at Providence College Friars
from Schneider Arena in Providence, R.I.
with Alex Faust, Jared Shafran, and Ben Horner

Saturday, October 19

1:45 p.m. – Northeastern Basketball Pre-Game
2:00 p.m. – Northeastern Basketball: Huskies vs. Southern Illinois Salukis
from Matthews Arena
with Patrick McHugh, Andy Towne, and TBA

7:45 p.m. – Northeastern Hockey Pre-Game
8:00 p.m. – Northeastern Hockey: Huskies vs. Vermont Catamounts
from Matthews Arena
with Alex Faust, Jared Shafran, and Ben Horner

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November games on WRBB Sports Extra

October 26th, 2011

Starting next week, WRBB Sports expands its coverage of Northeastern sports to the online-exclusive WRBB Sports Extra streaming service, bringing Huskies fans additional radio commentary all season long. Live coverage of women’s hockey, women’s basketball, baseball, and select men’s hockey and men’s basketball games will air on WRBB Sports Extra, supplementing season-long coverage on FM.

Our first slate of games this season:

  • Friday Nov 4, 7:00 p.m.: Women’s Hockey vs. UConn
  • Friday Nov 11, 6:45 p.m.: Men’s Hockey at Boston College (Pre-Game)
  • Tuesday Nov 15, 7:00 p.m.: Women’s Basketball vs. Temple
  • Thursday Nov 17 7:00 p.m.: Women’s Hockey vs. Boston College
  • Wednesday Nov 30 7:00 p.m.: Women’s Hockey vs. Boston University

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