First-year Marist coach Mike Maker took the Colonel Jessup approach when asked if making the transition from Division III to Division I was harder than he thought. Continue reading “Marist Can’t Change The Past, But MAAC Future Is Finally Healthy”
Marist’s Khallid Hart and Siena’s Marquis Wright were intertwined in a debate last season on which freshman should carry the conference’s Rookie of the Year award. Continue reading “Marist-Siena Rivalry Gets New Wrinkle With Guards Khallid Hart And Marquis Wright”
For the first time in a long time, Marist looked like a functioning, healthy basketball team. However, the rejuvenated Red Foxes didn’t have enough to get past Quinnipiac. The Bobcats left Poughkeepsie with a 72-71 come from behind victory after a thrilling last-second sequence. Continue reading “Quinnipiac Ekes Out Narrow Win At Healthy Marist”
To call K.J. Rose’s shooting in the last few games a slump may not really do it justice. A famine, maybe? Since a 26-point outburst on 9-16 from the field in an overtime loss to Bucknell on Dec. 1, the Fairfield sophomore had made just seven of his last 37 shots heading into Friday’s game with Marist over a seven-game span that saw his minutes start to dwindle almost in perfect correlation to freshman Jerome Segura’s increasing.
Friday didn’t really start much better for Rose, he had missed his first five shots as the Stags were struggling mightily at home with a Marist team that was just 1-15 (although the Red Foxes had a full cast of characters for the first time since Opening Night).
A visit from a struggling Marist team was just what the doctor ordered for a Quinnipiac team looking to fight its way back into the MAAC race. The Bobcats dispatched the Red Foxes 66-54 and improved to 2-4 in MAAC play while Marist still seeks its first conference victory. Here are three thoughts from Sunday’s game: Continue reading “Three Thoughts: Quinnipiac 66, Marist 54”
Plenty going on in the second MAAC weekend (first in a little bit though!) as teams dive fully into conference play. Just one team is undefeated and it isn’t the undisputed conference favorite, so here’s the latest on whose stock is up and down in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Continue reading “MAAC Stock Watch: Jan. 5”
Marist head coach Mike Maker was at a loss of words at the post game press conference. He took a deep breath and struggled through his opening statement as tears came down and he stopped to dry his eyes. Continue reading “Three Thoughts: Monmouth 57, Marist 50”
The Marist Red Foxes were dealt a significant blow when on Monday when the school ruled out sophomore Khallid Hart for at least the next four weeks with a left foot injury.
Continue reading “Marist’s Khallid Hart Out with Left Foot Injury”
The MAAC picked up wins over the Atlantic 10 and Atlantic Coast Conference during the week, but the Niagara Purple Eagles will sit in first place in the conference standings until Dec. 3 thanks to their victory at Saint Peter’s. Here’s an assessment of who’s up, who’s down and what we are looking forward to this week. Continue reading “MAAC Stock Watch: Nov. 24”
The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference went 4-9 in the season’s first three days, but there are plenty of bright spots, even in losses for some teams.