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”
Zavier Turner was determined not to let Manhattan’s senior night end in disappointment. Honored before the game alongside fellow soon-to-be graduates Rich Williams, Calvin Crawford, and Zane Waterman, Turner stole the show Sunday night with a season-high 31 points along with eight assists to lead the Jaspers past Quinnipiac 92-86 in double overtime. Continue reading “Turner’s Explosive Second Half Leads Manhattan Past Quinnipiac On Senior Night”
These are the final MAAC Power Rankings before the start of non-conference play this week. This season, the MAAC shifted from a 20-game schedule to an 18 game slate in which each team will forego one home and one road contest. The league has played 20 games each of the last four seasons beginning with 2013-14 when Monmouth and Quinnipiac joined the league. Continue reading “MAAC Weekly Recap – December 27”
Wednesday means MAAC Recap, and this week brought some solid wins and a few close calls. Manhattan represented the league in the inaugural Belfast Classic, while Monmouth traded blows with UConn, and Marist picked up its first win of the year. Continue reading “MAAC Weekly Recap – December 6”
Welcome to another weekly MAAC recap, and the debut of our league power rankings! Previous recaps were done in geographical and alphabetical order, but from now on teams will be listed in order of their standing in the (un)official NYC Buckets power rankings. Continue reading “MAAC Weekly Recap – November 29”
Heading into Saturday’s game at Draddy Gym, Manhattan’s path to victory seemed to run through its vaunted press. Its opponent, Harvard, was only 42 hours removed from an ugly 23-turnover performance in a loss at Holy Cross, leaving the Jaspers’ defense with an opportunity to feast.
Instead, the Crimson committed just 13 turnovers, only a handful of which were attributed to Manhattan’s pressure. The hosts committed 18 miscues of their own, and they blew a 17-point lead in the second half. Yet they won anyway, getting enough stops and hitting enough tough shots to eke out a 73-69 win. Continue reading “Manhattan 73, Harvard 69: Jaspers Hold On Again At Home”
The Manhattan Jaspers, winners of two of the last three MAAC tournaments, had a season to forget in 2016-17. Senior swingman Rich Williams underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in early November and never made it on the court this season, instead opting for a medical redshirt with hopes of returning to a senior-laden squad next year. Continue reading “MAAC Tournament Primer: Manhattan”
Manhattan sent off senior Tyler Wilson with a flourish. The Jaspers put up 56 second-half points and routed Quinnipiac 95-74 in their home finale at Draddy Gymnasium Sunday evening. Continue reading “Manhattan Routs Quinnipiac On Tyler Wilson’s Senior Night”
Manhattan is officially on the board. The Jaspers earned their first conference victory with a 78-69 victory over Niagara Tuesday night at Draddy Gymnasium. Continue reading “Manhattan 78, Niagara 69 – Jaspers Earn First MAAC Win”
Steve Masiello, like many mid-major coaches, often talks of games not truly being important until the conference tournament can at least be seen on the horizon.
So a non-conference game on Dec. 9 doesn’t exactly qualify, even if it is the Battle of the Bronx against rival Fordham, a team that throttled the Jaspers last season at Rose Hill.