Manhattan 82, Marist 63: Jaspers Shoot The Lights Out

Albany, N.Y. – Manhattan took the first step in their journey toward a third consecutive MAAC tournament championship Thursday night with an 81-63 victory over 11-seeded Marist. Continue reading “Manhattan 82, Marist 63: Jaspers Shoot The Lights Out”

Three Thoughts: Iona 89, Marist 67

Coming out in a zone against Iona at the Hynes Center seems more than counterintuitive, it seems flat out dumb. The Gaels are the fourth-best three-point shooting team in the country (41.6%), and added for degree of difficulty and depth, betting against Iona in a shooting competition is certainly a losing proposition.

But Mike Maker is not dumb. And, despite the fact that Sunday was the Marist first-year coach’s inaugural matchup with Iona (they play again in two weeks), Maker thought his zone might just be the way to confuse and slow down the Gaels, who entered 38-4 in home MAAC games under Tim Cluess.

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