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.”
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.
Manhattan Jaspers Basketball: New York City’s TeamSyracuse 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.
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.
Manhattan Advances To Face Iona For MAAC TitleGeorge 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.
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.
Iona Claims MAAC Title, Spot In NCAA TournamentIona 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.
Rothstein Files: 5 Observations From Temple-CanisiusMAAC favorite. That's what Jim Baron's team looked like after they beat Temple 72-62 on Wednesday night in Philadelphia.
Rothstein Files: MAAC Offseason Notebook; Questions, Power Rankings And Players To WatchCan Loyola Repeat? Without question -- but the loss of Justin Drummond is big.
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.
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.
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.
Rothstein Files: Masiello, Manhattan Look Like MAAC FavoritesSteve 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.
Rothstein Files: This And That Around College BasketballVirginia Tech transfer Dorian Finney-Smith will visit Iowa State this upcoming weekend and then possibly Georgetown before making a decision.