Lamont Jones has played against BYU twice before. But he only remembers one player — one no longer even with the Cougars.
Call it a MAAC miracle! In a surprise – perhaps the biggest in the field – Iona got a ticket to the dance.
The Gaels senior point guard won’t be able to forget last year’s MAAC title game defeat to St. Peter’s — a loss that still haunts him almost a year to the day after it happened.
Tomorrow at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts, the MAAC Coach of the Year will be named. I’ll be up there co-hosting the event – and here are my thoughts about the award this year.
In the spirit of the Oscars, ladies and gentlemen, here are your nominees…
John Calipari has never lost at Rupp Arena since he’s been the head coach at Kentucky. And that trend will likely continue on Saturday against the Commodores.
A year ago, Jeff Withey was a little used reserve that barely played. Now? He might be the biggest key for the Jayhawks.
They might feel like the 1990s Buffalo Bills to some, but if you watch the Bulldogs play, you’ll have a greater appreciation for what they do on the basketball court.
Veteran guards? Check. Senior big man? Check. Tournament experience? You better believe it. Fran Dunphy’s Temple team looks like the real deal.
Stan Heath never lost faith. Not after South Florida suffered two losses in their first five games. Not after a plethora of early season injuries.
A match up between the two most talented teams in the MAAC Conference features a chance for the Stags to make a statement and the Gaels to remedy their inconsistencies.
If Iona is going to live up to their billing, they will have to display a renewed killer instinct.
Just watch Iona’s Scott Machado once and you’ll see the truth.
Vin Parise had the chance to catch Tim Cluess and the Gaels at Hofstra last night against Mo Cassara and the improving Pride, who have now won three in a row after their 83-75 win over Iona.
The highly anticipated showdown between arguably the nation’s two most talented rosters should come down to a battle of toughness and outside shooting.