2018 MAAC Tournament Primer – Niagara

Niagara finished the regular season 19-12 overall with a 12-6 league record and enters the MAAC tournament as the #3 overall seed. The Purple Eagles will begin tournament play against #6 seed Fairfield in the quarterfinals Saturday night at 7:00. Continue reading “2018 MAAC Tournament Primer – Niagara”

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Powerful First Half Close Pushes Manhattan Past Niagara

A 17-4 run over the final five minutes of the first half helped Manhattan fend off Niagara and pull even at 8-8 in conference play. The Jaspers maintained a double-digit advantage through most of the second half en route to an 82-72 victory. Continue reading “Powerful First Half Close Pushes Manhattan Past Niagara”

MAAC Weekly Recap & Power Rankings – February 14

There’s a lot to love about the MAAC as we hit the final two weeks of the regular season. Rider and Canisius have separated themselves as the top two teams in the league, and because sports are so great, we get to see the two of them square off in New Jersey on Sunday! Continue reading “MAAC Weekly Recap & Power Rankings – February 14”

MAAC Weekly Recap & Power Rankings – January 31

It was an eventful week in the MAAC, and one full of rivalry games. The Battle of the Bridge was renewed in Buffalo, the New Jersey trio squared off against one another in the Hourglass rivalry, Fairfield and Quinnipiac met for the first time this season, along with Iona and Manhattan, and I’m pretty sure Siena and Saint Peter’s don’t want to see each other again for a long time. Continue reading “MAAC Weekly Recap & Power Rankings – January 31”

MAAC Weekly Recap – December 20

1) Iona (6-5) – 69-59 L @ St. John’s (12/17); 82-68 W @ Holy Cross (12/19)

The Gaels retain the top spot in this week’s rankings despite a split of the week. Tim Cluess’ squad played St. John’s tight in the first half, entering the break knotted at 25, but a 19-4 run out of intermission propelled the Johnnies to victory in the teams’ first meeting since 1995. Continue reading “MAAC Weekly Recap – December 20”