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”
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Manhattan 71, Fordham 57
Manhattan took another step towards being the team the Jaspers expected to be all along this season with a convincing 71-57 victory over Fordham Monday at the Barclays Center. Continue reading “Manhattan 71, Fordham 57”
Richards Sets Record As Manhattan Survives Bear Scare
Manhattan junior Shane Richards set a new school record of 166 career 3-pointers with a straightaway jumper a minute into the second half. Continue reading “Richards Sets Record As Manhattan Survives Bear Scare”
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”
Steady Northeastern Too Much For Manhattan
Manhattan grabbed the lead with a quick run just before the first media timeout Sunday night against Northeastern, and as the Jaspers do – especially when they’re rolling – there was huffing and puffing and yelling and screaming, enough for the Mohegan Sun security guard positioned behind the bench to quip, “Man, those guys are loud.”
Not for long, though.
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BLOBs and SLOBs and A Tough Manhattan Loss
In coach-speak, they’re called BLOBs and SLOBs for baseline out of bounds plays and sideline out of bounds plays, respectively, and most coaches agree that they don’t spend enough time practicing them, while players are nearly unanimous that they work on them too much because if they wanted to run through plays over and over, they just would have played football.
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Too Early Projected MAAC and NEC Standings Using RPM
Using a similar methodology to how I figured out just how much Penn underperformed last season I went ahead and built predictor models for specific conferences using returning possession minutes (RPM) data. Continue reading “Too Early Projected MAAC and NEC Standings Using RPM”
Manhattan 71, Iona 68
For the first time in ten years, the Manhattan Jaspers are headed to the Big Dance. Manhattan defeated New York rival Iona 71-68 in the MAAC championship game Monday night, avenging their own three-point loss in the same championship game last year. Continue reading “Manhattan 71, Iona 68”
Manhattan 87, Quinnipiac 68
The third time was the charm for Steve Masiello’s Jaspers.
MAAC Breakout Players 2013-14
While the MAAC makes it more difficult than most conferences by naming three all-conference teams in preseason, there are a number of players that could become important pieces for their squads come March. Avoiding (most of) the 17 (yes, 17) players that MAAC named to preseason all-conference teams here are a few players who could impact which team cuts down the nets in Springfield. Continue reading “MAAC Breakout Players 2013-14”