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Manhattan Jaspers

Reginald Johnson of the Hampton Pirates tries to gain control of the ball as Zane Waterman and Emmy Andujar of the Manhattan Jaspers defend during the first round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at UD Arena on March 17, 2015 in Dayton, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Disappointment As Manhattan Blows Chance To Face Mighty Kentucky

It was possible that Jaspers coach Steve Masiello would end up taking on his alma mater, Kentucky, on Thursday night. But Hampton had other plans.

03/18/2015

Ashton Pankey of the Manhattan Jaspers (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Manhattan, Hampton Set To Battle For Shot At Mighty Kentucky

Maybe the Wildcats should take either team seriously. After all, each has been a part of some memorable NCAA headlines over the years.

03/17/2015

Manhattan head coach Steve Masiello (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Manhattan’s Masiello Enjoying Fresh Perspective In 2nd Trip To NCAA Tourney

Steve Masiello knew the Jaspers’ return to the NCAA Tournament would mean he would have to revisit what happened last year with USF and his resume scandal. And that’s OK.

03/16/2015

Emmy Andujar of the Manhattan Jaspers (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Manhattan Jaspers Back In NCAA Tournament As MAAC Champs

Now, it’s on to bigger things. “Sweet Sixteen, Final Four, that’s what we’re about,” Ashton Pankey said as Jaspers coach Steve Masiello jokingly tried to muffle his microphone.

03/10/2015

Manhattan coach Steve Masiello (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

NCAA Berth On The Line As Manhattan, Iona Meet For MAAC Title

“It’s gonna be a fun game, it’s gonna be a battle,” the Jaspers’ RaShawn Stores said, according to the NY Post. “They’re our biggest rivals and we know what’s on the line — the NCAA Tournament.”

03/09/2015

D'Angelo Harrison #11 of the St. John's Red Storm puts the ball up to the basket against Jajuan Johnson #5 of the Marquette Golden Eagles during the game at Madison Square Garden on February 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Nate Shron/Getty Images)

St. John’s Guard D’Angelo Harrison Wins Haggerty Award

St. John’s junior guard D’Angelo Harrison has won the Haggerty Award, presented to the top Division I player in the New York Metropolitan area.

04/22/2014

Manhattan coach Steve Masiello (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Manhattan To Keep Masiello, But There’s One Important Catch

The episode was embarrassing and easily could have ended with Steve Masiello looking for work. But Manhattan chose to go another route, one that will allow a successful coach to stay where he is.

04/07/2014

Steve Masiello (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Manhattan Puts Masiello On Leave In Wake Of Rescinded Offer By USF

Steve Masiello’s status as basketball coach at Manhattan College remains in limbo.

03/26/2014

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

CBS Sports: Steve Masiello Leaving Manhattan To Coach USF

The Jaspers are suddenly without a head coach after winning the MAAC title and nearly upsetting Louisville in the NCAA tournament, according to CBSSports.com.

03/25/2014

RaShawn Stores of the Manhattan Jaspers reacts after being eliminated by the Louisville Cardinals during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament at Amway Center on March 20, 2014 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Manhattan’s Masiello After Near Upset: ‘I’m Proud To Coach These Men’

The 13th-seeded Jaspers looked entirely capable of pulling off the biggest upset on the first full day of the NCAA tournament. Until Louisville’s two most reliable players took over.

03/21/2014

Rick Pitino (Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images), Steve Masiello (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

Louisville’s Pitino Blasts NCAA For Manhattan Matchup

Louisville coach Rick Pitino had no problem with his team’s NCAA Tournament seeding. It was the pairing that drew his ire.

03/20/2014

RaShawn Stores of the Manhattan Jaspers battles for the ball during the Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational at Barclays Center on December 21, 2013. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

Manhattan, Mercer Among Schools Hoping To Shock In NCAA Tournament

Will this year’s Cinderella team hail from right here in the Big Apple? The Manhattan Jaspers sure hope so.

03/17/2014

(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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

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

Wayne Selden (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Rothstein: This And That Around NCAA Basketball; Kansas’ Most Consistent Player & More

Wayne Selden doesn’t enter next season with the cache of fellow freshmen Andrew Wiggins or Joel Embiid, but he’s more than capable of having a big time first year in Lawrence.

07/26/2013

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