While summers are usually reserved for recruiting with an eye towards the future, for Steve Masiello it was a very different summer. Continue reading “Manhattan Gets Its Man In Return Of RaShawn Stores”
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Manhattan Upended By Feisty Hampton
DAYTON, Ohio – As Manhattan struggled out of the gate Tuesday night as a fairly heavy favorite (nine points in Vegas), it seemed like a matter of time before its pressure and experience would wear down Hampton.
At halftime, with the Jaspers down seven, things still seemed theirs for the taking, after all, their two top scorers, Emmy Andujar and Ashton Pankey, had missed a good portion of the half in foul trouble. The Pirates weren’t turning it over necessarily, but there were more than a few near-misses, balls that momentarily got loose or forced time outs.
Back-To-Back MAAC Titles For Masiello And Manhattan
Steve Masiello cut down the nets after his second straight MAAC title Monday night. But what a long, strange trip he took in between.
You can say what you want about Masiello, and plenty have over the last 12 months since Masiello took the head coaching job at South Florida, it was revealed he never got a degree, and the Jaspers eventually rehired him, but as far as coaching in big games, you have to say he’s been nothing short of brilliant.
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English Shines, Williams Returns as Iona Sweeps Manhattan
Iona completed its perfect home slate with an energizing 79-75 win over Manhattan on Senior Night. The Gaels got a lift from the return of junior Isaiah Williams, who missed 12 games with a right foot injury. Williams contributed 12 points off the bench in his return. Continue reading “English Shines, Williams Returns as Iona Sweeps Manhattan”
Three Thoughts: Iona 70, Manhattan 67
This game deserves more than three thoughts. Iona and Manhattan battled for 40 minutes doing what each of them do best. In the end though A.J. English just did it a little bit better. Continue reading “Three Thoughts: Iona 70, Manhattan 67”
Manhattan Pulls Away Late to Down Siena 87-79
The battle of the two most penalized teams in the MAAC certainly lived up to the billing. After 40 minutes full of 46 fouls, 38 turnovers, 20 steals, and 63 combined free throw attempts, it was the Manhattan Jaspers squeaked away from Siena in the final minutes to come away with an 87-79 victory. Continue reading “Manhattan Pulls Away Late to Down Siena 87-79”
With Zaid Hearst Leading The Way, Here Comes Quinnipiac
For all intents and purposes, the game was over. Quinnipiac led by double digits and time was not only a factor, it precluded a Manhattan comeback with only 90 seconds left.
But as Manhattan sharpshooter Shane Richards ran off screens, Zaid Hearst was still with him every step of the way, just as he had been for the first 38 minutes of the game. Richards finally got one last good look when Hearst decided to switch with James Ford, but it rimmed out and Richards – who had scored 22, 21, and 21 in his last three games – put up a goose egg as Quinnipiac climbed back to .500 in the MAAC with an impressive 73-59 national television victory at the TD Bank Center Friday night.
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Another Day, Another OT In The MAAC As Rider Edges Manhattan
In perhaps the meta moment of the wacky 2014-15 MAAC season thus far, Manhattan coach Steve Masiello perhaps explained perfectly why he shouldn’t be too angry after a tough 82-79 overtime loss to Rider Sunday at Draddy Gym … while being extremely angry about a home loss that would have seen his Jaspers (8-9, 5-3) be tied atop the conference standings as we near the halfway point. Continue reading “Another Day, Another OT In The MAAC As Rider Edges Manhattan”
Strong First Half Carries Rutgers Past Manhattan
Rutgers shot nearly 60% from the field in the first half, building a cushion which would help the Scarlet Knights fend off the Manhattan Jaspers 63-55 Sunday afternoon at Madison Square Garden. Continue reading “Strong First Half Carries Rutgers Past Manhattan”
Manhattan Stumbles Again At Fairfield
At the very least, Friday night probably spells the end for Steve Masiello’s red suit jacket.
The normally impeccably dressed Masiello will seemingly try anything these days to change his team’s luck, especially after losing on a 75-foot shot last week at George Mason, even donning a checkered red suit jacket that he previously wore at the Hall of Fame Tip-Off dinner two weeks ago.
But in the MAAC opener, it was previously offensively challenged Fairfield that exploded in the second half and left the Jaspers at 1-5 (and more importantly 0-1 in the MAAC) with a surprisingly comfortably 67-54 win at Webster Bank Arena.