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Manhattan Beats Iona For MAAC Title, NCAA Tournament Berth

George Beamon scored 16 points Monday night and Manhattan held off rival Iona 71-68 for the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title and a berth into the NCAA tournament.

03/11/2014

Michael Alvarado #31 of the Manhattan Jaspers drives to the basket past Javon McCrea #12 of the Buffalo Bulls. (credit: Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

Manhattan Jaspers Basketball: New York City’s Team

Syracuse University advertises itself as “New York’s College Team.” St. John’s boasts, “We Are New York’s Team.” If we’re talking about New York City, Manhattan College may have the best case.

03/10/2014

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Transfers Find Second Home In The MAAC

Billy Baron, the MAAC Player of the Year, played in the ACC and Atlantic-10 before coming to Canisius, giving him a better perspective than most on the quality of play across conferences.

03/10/2014

Head coach Steve Masiello and Donovan Kates #33 of the Manhattan Jaspers (credit: Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

Five Things: Iona And Manhattan To Play For MAAC Title

Iona and Manhattan, two schools separated by fewer than 10 miles, will play for the MAAC championship in Springfield, MA.

03/10/2014

Donovan Kates of the Manhattan Jaspers walks past head coach Steve Masiello. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

Manhattan Advances To Face Iona For MAAC Title

George Beamon scored 23 of his 25 points in the second half as second-seeded Manhattan pulled away from third-seed Quinnipiac for an 87-68 win in the semifinals of the MAAC tournament.

03/10/2014

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Rising Star: Iona Guard A.J. English

English is averaging 17.8 points, 4.1 assists, and 3.9 rebounds for the Gaels, who are tied atop the MAAC with an 8-2 conference record after winning both games last weekend.

02/03/2014

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Iona Claims MAAC Title, Spot In NCAA Tournament

Iona knew it wasn’t going to get a second consecutive at-large bid to the NCAA tournament. This year, the fourth-seeded Gaels (20-13) won their way in.

03/12/2013

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Rothstein Files: 5 Observations From Temple-Canisius

MAAC favorite. That’s what Jim Baron’s team looked like after they beat Temple 72-62 on Wednesday night in Philadelphia.

12/20/2012

PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 15: The Loyola Greyhounds bench celebrates after a play on court against the Ohio State Buckeyes during the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Consol Energy Center on March 15, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Rothstein Files: MAAC Offseason Notebook; Questions, Power Rankings And Players To Watch

Can Loyola Repeat? Without question — but the loss of Justin Drummond is big.

09/17/2012

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Rothstein Files: This And That Around College Basketball

Miami is a major dark horse to compete for an ACC title, and the main reason why is the Hurricanes will finally have a healthy Reggie Johnson.

08/31/2012

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Rothstein Files: This And That Around College Basketball

Tony Criswell may not be in bold print when people talk about Missouri’s prospects for next season, but the JUCO big man is going to have a key role for the Tigers.

08/24/2012

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Rothstein Files: Addition Of Norvel Pelle Makes Iona Again A National Story

Basketball in New Rochelle just got real interesting. Again. Norvel Pelle’s decision to attend Iona makes the Gaels a national story for the second consecutive season.

08/22/2012

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Rothstein Files: Masiello, Manhattan Look Like MAAC Favorites

Steve Masiello, who was an assistant under Pitino for six years at Louisville, once told me he planned to incorporate 99.9% of what he learned from his mentor into his own program. And that’s exactly what’s happened.

07/11/2012

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Rothstein Files: This And That Around College Basketball

Virginia Tech transfer Dorian Finney-Smith will visit Iowa State this upcoming weekend and then possibly Georgetown before making a decision.

06/05/2012

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Ahead Of First Four, Iona’s Jones Glad Jimmer Time Over At BYU

Lamont Jones has played against BYU twice before. But he only remembers one player — one no longer even with the Cougars.

WFAN–03/13/2012

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