As his team make a makeshift theater out of the visiting locker room at Leede Arena, Cornell coach Brian Earl was some 50 yards away, as far as humanly possible in Dartmouth’s quaint home. He seemed to be intensely watching the young sons of Dartmouth coaches play a 2-on-2 game, but his mind was elsewhere. Probably in many places at once.
Cornell had just completed an impressive 86-75 road victory over Dartmouth to finish 6-8 in Ivy League play. But to finish fourth and qualify for its first Ivy League Tournament, it needed Yale to knock off Princeton in New Haven. The Bulldogs had an eight-point lead late, but the Tigers stormed back to force overtime as the Big Red was leaving the floor in Hanover. So there they were in the locker room, huddled around a hastily constructed broadcast.
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Jashaun Agosto misses his first eight shots from the field, but he knocked down two big free throws as LIU Brooklyn came back from nine points down at halftime to defeat Fairleigh Dickinson 78-77 in an entertaining affair at the Steinberg Center on Saturday afternoon. Continue reading “LIU Brooklyn Sneaks Past Fairleigh Dickinson”
They were traveling uphill all night, but there was a sense of hope for Columbia midway through the second half Friday as they were able to almost get their deficit to host Dartmouth to single digits. Miles Wright rose and his three-pointer was well long, only it took a strange carom, floating straight up toward the ceiling, and somehow fell straight through the hoop.
Of course, Columbia fans thought.
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Niagara finished the regular season 19-12 overall with a 12-6 league record and enters the MAAC tournament as the #3 overall seed. The Purple Eagles will begin tournament play against #6 seed Fairfield in the quarterfinals Saturday night at 7:00. Continue reading “2018 MAAC Tournament Primer – Niagara”
Manhattan finished the regular season 14-16 overall with a 9-9 league record and enters this weekend’s MAAC tournament as the #5 seed. The Jaspers will face off against local rival Iona in the quarterfinal round Saturday night at 9:30. Continue reading “2018 MAAC Tournament Primer – Manhattan”
Iona finished the regular season 17-13 overall with an 11-7 league record and begin MAAC tournament play as the #4 seed. The Gaels are due to take on rival Manhattan in the quarterfinal round Saturday night at 9:30. Continue reading “2018 MAAC Tournament Primer – Iona”
Canisius freshman Takal Molson has been named MAAC Rookie of the Year, the first Golden Griffin player to take home the award since Frank Turner shared the honor with Siena’s Edwin Ubiles in the 2006-07 season. Continue reading “Takal Molson Named MAAC Rookie Of The Year”
Canisius finished the regular season 21-10 overall with a 15-3 league record and will enter the MAAC tournament as the #2 overall seed. The Golden Griffins will square off against #7 seed Quinnipiac in the quarterfinal round Friday night at 9:30. Continue reading “2018 MAAC Tournament Primer – Canisius”
Rider finished the regular season 23-8 overall with a 15-3 league record and will enter the MAAC tournament as the #1 overall seed. The Broncs will face #9 seed Saint Peter’s in the quarterfinal round Friday night at 7:00. Continue reading “2018 MAAC Tournament Primer – Rider”
That was fun. The Northeast Conference quarterfinals were everything the league had hoped they would be: competitive, riveting, and in some cases, shocking. The Battle of Brooklyn didn’t live up to the hype, but the remaining slate of games had plenty of tense moments deep in their second halves. Even Central Connecticut was a Joe Hugley three-pointer away from cutting the Wagner advantage to four points with over a minute remaining. Continue reading “Thoughts on the Unpredictable NEC Tournament Quarterfinal”