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.
Transfers Find Second Home In The MAACBilly 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.
Five Things: Iona And Manhattan To Play For MAAC TitleIona and Manhattan, two schools separated by fewer than 10 miles, will play for the MAAC championship in Springfield, MA.
Tim Cluess Locked In As Iona Gaels Coach Through 2018-19Tim Cluess has been given a contract extension by Iona after leading the Gaels to two NCAA tournaments in his first four seasons.
Rising Star: Iona Guard A.J. EnglishEnglish 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.
Rothstein: This And That Around NCAA Basketball; Browne's Hot Hand & MoreWest Virginia coach Bob Huggins told me on Tuesday in Morgantown that junior guard Gary Browne has been the Mountaineers' best shooter so far in preseason practice.
Rothstein: This And That Around NCAA Basketball; Vols' Late-Game Duo & More Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin told me this week there's a strong chance that both Antonio Barton and freshman Darius Thompson could be on the floor in end of game situations.
Rothstein: This And That Around NCAA Basketball; Duke's Unsung Presence & MoreAmile Jefferson will be Duke's unsung presence next season. The 6-8 forward will likely start at center for the Blue Devils and should benefit from playing at a faster pace.