Khallid Hart, Marist Hoping Patience Pays Off In MAAC

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Winning a non-conference game over what might be the worst team in the Ivy League at the moment isn’t usually classified as a “program” win, but when you have the recent history of Marist and have to fight back from adversity a couple times to prevail in double overtime, well.

“Things didn’t go our way,” head coach Mike Maker said. We could have folded twice and we didn’t. And that’s why I’m really proud of our guys.”

Things have been rough in Poughkeepsie pretty much since Matt Brady left in 2008 for James Madison after four successful seasons. The Red Foxes haven’t had a winning season since, went 1-29 in 2009-10, and recently went through three coaches (Chuck Martin, Jeff Bower, and Maker) in three seasons, which doesn’t exactly foster continuity or consistency.

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Three Thoughts: Fairfield 60, Marist 54

K.J. Rose went for a career-high 26 points, but it was not enough for the Stags Monday night against Bucknell. (photo courtesy: Fairfield Athletics)

To call K.J. Rose’s shooting in the last few games a slump may not really do it justice. A famine, maybe? Since a 26-point outburst on 9-16 from the field in an overtime loss to Bucknell on Dec. 1, the Fairfield sophomore had made just seven of his last 37 shots heading into Friday’s game with Marist over a seven-game span that saw his minutes start to dwindle almost in perfect correlation to freshman Jerome Segura’s increasing.

Friday didn’t really start much better for Rose, he had missed his first five shots as the Stags were struggling mightily at home with a Marist team that was just 1-15 (although the Red Foxes had a full cast of characters for the first time since Opening Night).

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Three Thoughts: Quinnipiac 66, Marist 54

A visit from a struggling Marist team was just what the doctor ordered for a Quinnipiac team looking to fight its way back into the MAAC race. The Bobcats dispatched the Red Foxes 66-54 and improved to 2-4 in MAAC play while Marist still seeks its first conference victory. Here are three thoughts from Sunday’s game: Continue reading “Three Thoughts: Quinnipiac 66, Marist 54”