Former Quinnipiac forward Ike Azotam is back on the court in the U.S. after a short professional stint overseas. But now he’s in a suit and his teammates wear burnt orange jerseys. Continue reading “Former Bobcat Ike Azotam Pursues Coaching At Texas”
Earlier this month, Gotham Hoops hosted the inaugural Gotham Hoops Invitational at Farmingdale State College. The event was a showcase for over two dozen Men’s College Basketball seniors in the Tri-State area.
Participants included a diverse array of players from local Division I, II, and III schools. The players were separated into four teams and played two exhibition games to show off their skills. This was just one opportunity for these seniors to play in front of friends, media, and scouts as they pursue their dreams of playing professionally.
Big Apple Buckets was at the event, and we were able to catch up with some local players including Manhattan’s Rhamel Brown, Hofstra’s Stephen Nwaukoni, and Quinnipiac’s Ike Azotam. Continue reading “Players on Their Future at the Gotham Hoops Invitational”
This postseason I sat down with Quinnipiac head coach Tom Moore reflecting on his team’s first year as a member of the MAAC. The Bobcats vastly outperformed expectations, finishing third in league play after being picked to finish seventh in the preseason coaches poll. Despite recording their third 20-win season in the last five years and once again leading the nation in rebounding, a rash of injuries saw the Bobcats’ title hopes wither down the stretch. Questions and answers are compiled from a postseason interview with coach Moore as well as post-game press conferences from Quinnipiac’s semifinal loss to Manhattan and CIT loss to Yale. Continue reading “Tom Moore on Quinnipiac’s First Season in the MAAC”
The chaos of conference realignment seems so far away, but it was just over nine months ago when 45 Division I programs played a massive game of musical chairs. Quinnipiac was one of those programs, making the jump from the NEC to the MAAC last July. Continue reading “Quinnipiac Season Recap”
The third time was the charm for Steve Masiello’s Jaspers.
All five Quinnipiac starters scored in double figures as the Bobcats outlasted Niagara 89-80 in the Quarterfinals of the MAAC tournament at the MassMutual Center in Springfield. Continue reading “Quinnipiac 89, Niagara 80”
The ball finally bounced the Saints’ way late as Siena snapped Quinnipiac’s seven-game winning streak and extended their own streak to three with a gutsy 72-70 victory Thursday night at the TD Bank Sports Center.
For head coach Tom Moore, his seventh season may be his best job yet with the Bobcats. Continue reading “Quinnipiac Battling Injuries to Finish Line”
Umar Shannon played the hero once again, as the graduate transfer from Saint Francis University nailed a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to lift the Quinnipiac Bobcats over the Niagara Purple Eagles 90-88 Saturday afternoon at the Gallagher Center in Lewiston, NY. Continue reading “Quinnipiac 90, Niagara 88”
The return of Umar Shannon sparked Quinnipiac Thursday night, as they held on for a crucial 88-81 victory over Canisius at the Koessler Athletic Center in Buffalo. With the win, Quinnipiac improved to 13-4 in MAAC play and maintained its second place tie with Manhattan. Continue reading “Quinnipiac 88, Canisius 81”