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NEC Ranking
 1 Robert Morris 16-2(22-10) 
 2 Sacred Heart 14-4(19-12) 
 3 St.Francis, NY 12-6(18-13) 
 4 St.Francis, PA 11-7(16-17) 
 5 Bryant 9-9(11-19) 
 6 Mt.St.Marys 8-10(15-16) 
 7 Wagner 8-10(10-20) 
 8 Fair Dickinson 5-13(8-22) 
 9 Cent.Conn.St. 4-14(7-21) 
 10 LIU Brooklyn 3-15(4-25) 

NEC Men 2018-2019
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Points Per Game
 Megan GUSTAFSON
  Iowa
  (190-F-)
  Avg: 27.8
 1. Gustafson, Iowa27.8 
 2. McDonald, Arizona25.0 
 3. Anigwe, California22.9 
 4. Carter, Texas A&M22.5 
 5. Carleton, Iowa St.21.4 
 6. Durr, Louisville21.3 
 7. Ogunbowale, Notre D.21.0 
 8. Collier, Connecticut20.9 
 9. Dungee, Arkansas20.1 
 10. Hristova, Washingt.19.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kristine ANIGWE
  California
  (193-C/F-97)
  Avg: 16.3
 1. Anigwe, California16.3 
 2. McCowan, Mississi.13.5 
 3. Gustafson, Iowa13.2 
 4. Magarity, Virginia.12.9 
 5. Bello, Minnesota12.2 
 6. Mompremier, Miami, F.11.9 
 7. Jones, Texas A&M11.5 
 8. Kunaiyi-A., Northwes.10.9 
 9. Mitchell, LSU10.5 
 10. Collier, Connecticut10.5 
Assists Per Game
 Tiana MANGAKAHIA
  Syrac.
  (168-G-95)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Mangakahia, Syrac.8.4 
 2. Ionescu, Oregon8.1 
 3. Cole, Georgia7.0 
 4. Goth, Kansas St.6.9 
 5. Leonard, Colorado6.7 
 6. Dangerfield, Connecti.6.1 
 7. Doyle, Iowa6.0 
 8. Bean, Utah5.7 
 9. Gylten, Utah5.5 
 10. Jackson, Baylor5.4 
Steals Per Game
 Taylor MURRAY
  Kentucky
  (168-G-97)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Murray, Kentucky3.2 
 2. Westbrook, Clemson2.8 
 3. Leonard, Colorado2.7 
 4. Gorecki, Duke2.6 
 5. McDonald, Arizona2.6 
 6. Edwards, Clemson2.6 
 7. Campbell, DePaul2.4 
 8. Burton, Northwes.2.4 
 9. Carleton, Iowa St.2.3 
 10. Mazyck, USC2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Ae'Rianna HARRIS
  Purdue
  (185-F-98)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Harris, Purdue3.1 
 2. Austin, Maryland2.6 
 3. Turner, Notre Dame2.6 
 4. Robinson, Georgia2.5 
 5. Cox, Baylor2.5 
 6. Cain, Nebraska2.5 
 7. Wittinger, Illinois2.4 
 8. Moore, TCU2.4 
 9. Smith, Stanford2.4 
 10. McCowan, Mississi.2.4 


TICKET PUNCHED!: ROBERT MORRIS CAPTURES EIGHTH #NECWBB CROWN (Photo: NEC)

Robert Morris University 2018-19
Charlie Buscaglia Charlie Buscaglia Buscaglia
Honoka Ikematsu
Ikematsu
Nneka Ezeigbo
Ezeigbo
Megan Callahan
Callahan
Nina Augustin
Augustin
Nia Adams
Adams
# Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
20  Ikematsu Honoka 168 (5'6'') G 0 Japan
33  Ezeigbo Nneka 188 (6'2'') C 0 USA
13  Callahan Megan 173 (5'8'') G 0 USA
12  Augustin Nina 168 (5'6'') G 97 Finland
2  Adams Nia 180 (5'11'') G 0 USA
15  Haidara Nafatoumata 193 (6'4'') C 99 Mali
22  Castedo Esther 170 (5'7'') G 0 Spain
10  Carrasco Laura 175 (5'9'') G 0 Spain
14  Ozzy-Momodu Irekpitan 188 (6'2'') C 99 United Kingdom
32  Pluviose Nadege 183 (6'0'') F 0 Canada
24  Chadwick Julia 185 (6'1'') F 0 Canada
4  Posset Isabella 173 (5'8'') G 0 USA
11  Villaflor Natalie 178 (5'10'') G/F 0 USA
50  Dashiell Shakema 175 (5'9'') G 0 USA
Head Coach: Charlie Buscaglia
Coach Assistant: Scott Schneider
Coach Assistant: Asami Morita
Coach Assistant: Teelah Grimes


TICKET PUNCHED!: ROBERT MORRIS CAPTURES EIGHTH #NECWBB CROWN - Mar 18, 2019

Moon Township, PA (AP) -- Nina Augustin (5'6''-G-97) hit four 3-pointers and scored 14 points and top-seeded Robert Morris avenged last year's Northeast Conference tournament championship game loss with a 65-54 win over fourth-seeed Saint Francis U on Sunday, earning its sixth NCAA Tournament berth.

Isabella Posset (5'8''-G) scored 12 points and tournament MVP Nneka Ezeigbo (6'2''-C) had 11 points with 12 rebounds for the top-seeded Colonials (22-10), who lost to the Red Flash in last year's title game 66-56.

Augustin and Esther Castedo (5'7''-G-00) hit big 3-pointers down the stretch to send Robert Morris, which was in its sixth-straight championship game, to the NCAAs for the second time in three years.

'I've never been prouder,' said RMU head coach Charlie Buscaglia . 'We're a young team - 70 percent of this team is freshmen and sophomores - and we definitely didn't play like it today. I give a lot of credit to Saint Francis, they played extremely hard and (SFU interim head coach Susan Robinson Fruchtl) did an amazing job taking over their team - they gave us everything we could handle.'

The Red Flash (16-17), seeded fourth, pulled within 53-51 with 4:21 to play on a Karson Swogger jumper that capped a 9-0 run. Following a Robert Morris turnover, Saint Francis pounded the boards and had four chances to tie or take the lead on the next possession but missed four inside shots. At the other end, Possett passed it out to Nina Augustin on the right wing and she buried a 3-pointer.

Saint Francis had two more misses and two turnovers on the next three possessions before Posset dribbled the shot clock down, drove to the right baseline and found Castedo in the right corner for the back-breaking 3-pointer.

Robert Morris struggled to put the game away, going 4 of 13 from the field and 6 of 10 from the foul line in the fourth quarter. Saint Francis was just 5 of 18 and missed 3 of 4 free throws in the last minute. Ezeigbo, the NEC defensive player of the year, finished 4 of 17 from the field and 3 of 9 from the foul line.

'The most proud I am about this young team is that when the moments got tough, we responded,' said Buscaglia. 'Even when (SFU) made that big run and their energy was high, I had 100 percent faith that this team would pull through and do what we had to do to overcome the run that they made.'

Jessica Kovatch (5'9''-G), the NEC Player of the Year, led Saint Francis with 18 points. Courtney Zezza added 12 points.

"I give Charlie (Buscaglia) and Robert Morris credit," SFU interim head coach Susan Robinson Fruchtl said. "They played a tough physical game as they normally do and they played great half court defensive and were very disciplined. Having twenty turnovers really hurt us. They might not have gotten layups right out of it, but it gave them more possessions. Hats off to Robert Morris for winning the championship. I know they will represent our conference really well going into the NCAA Tournament."

Robert Morris, which has won 32 straight home games against conference opponents, had the league's stingiest defense by holding teams to 54.9 points and 37.1 percent shooting. Saint Francis shot 33.3 percent, making just 4 of 19 from distance, and had 20 turnovers that led to 22 points. The Colonials were the only team to beat the Red Flash twice this year, including 66-53 on the same court in the regular-season finale.

This marked the first NEC rematch since 1996 when the Red Flash and Mount St. Mary's met for the third-straight time.

Courtesy of northeastconference.org

NEC Tournament Final: RMU - St. Francis 65-54
NEC Tournament Semifinals:
RMU - Mt.St.Mary's 69-65
St.Francis - Sacred Hear 68-60


All-NEC Awards 2019 - Mar 18, 2019

All-NEC 1st Team 2019
Nneka Ezeigbo
Ezeigbo
Katherine Haines
Haines
Sydney Holloway
Holloway
Jessica Kovatch
Kovatch
Amy O'Neill
O'Neill

All-Tournament MVP: Nneka Ezeigbo (6'2''-C) of Robert Morris
Player of the Year: Jessica Kovatch (5'9''-G) of St.Francis, PA
Defensive Player of the Year: Nneka Ezeigbo (6'2''-C) of Robert Morris
Rookie of the Year: Brandy Thomas (5'10''-G) of LIU Brooklyn
Coach of the Year: Charlie Buscaglia of Robert Morris

1st Team
C: Nneka Ezeigbo (6'2''-C) of Robert Morris
F: Katherine Haines (6'2''-F) of Sacred Heart
G/F: Sydney Holloway (5'10''-G/F) of Bryant
G: Jessica Kovatch (5'9''-G) of St.Francis, PA
G: Amy O'Neill (5'6''-G) of St.Francis, NY

2nd Team
G: Jade Johnson (5'9''-G) of St.Francis, NY
G: Juliette Lawless (5'9''-G) of Mt.St.Mary's
G: Candice Leatherwood (5'7''-G) of Sacred Heart
G: Kiana Patterson (5'6''-G) of Cent.Conn.St.
G: Taylah Simmons (6'0''-G) of Wagner

3rd Team
G: Adrianne Hagood (5'8''-G) of Sacred Heart
G: Jeydah Johnson (5'10''-G) of LIU Brooklyn
G: Erin Storck (5'9''-G) of Sacred Heart
G: Brandy Thomas (5'10''-G) of LIU Brooklyn
G/F: Haley Thomas (5'11''-G/F) of St.Francis, PA

All-Tournament Team
C: Nneka Ezeigbo (6'2''-C) of Robert Morris
G: Nina Augustin (5'6''-G-97) of Robert Morris
G: Jessica Kovatch (5'9''-G) of St.Francis, PA
G: Michaela Harrison (5'7''-G) of Mt.St.Mary's
G: Candice Leatherwood (5'7''-G) of Sacred Heart

All-Rookie Team
F: Emilija Krista Grava (6'0''-F-99) of Wagner
G: Michaela Harrison (5'7''-G) of Mt.St.Mary's
G: Ebony Horton (5'10''-G) of St.Francis, NY
G: Isabella Posset (5'8''-G) of Robert Morris
G: Brandy Thomas (5'10''-G) of LIU Brooklyn


 

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