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.
Steve Masiello’s status as basketball coach at Manhattan College remains in limbo.
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.
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.
Louisville coach Rick Pitino had no problem with his team’s NCAA Tournament seeding. It was the pairing that drew his ire.
Will this year’s Cinderella team hail from right here in the Big Apple? The Manhattan Jaspers sure hope so.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Villanova got tremendous news this week when the NCAA cleared Wake Forest transfer Tony Chennault to play next season thanks to a waiver.
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…