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.
Continue reading “Khallid Hart, Marist Hoping Patience Pays Off In MAAC”
Coming off a sound defeat on the road at Vermont, Marist was equally—if not more so—humbled in its MAAC opener. Continue reading “Iona 101, Marist 66: Red Foxes Humbled At Home”
After Chavaughn Lewis exited as the leading scorer in school history, the mantle of Marist’s featured player for head coach Mike Maker transitioned to redshirt junior Khallid Hart. Continue reading “Marist Building Team Chemistry Around Khallid Hart”
Marist head coach Mike Maker has a big challenge on his hands this season. Continue reading “How Will Marist Replace Chavaughn Lewis?”
Mike Maker said he never looks at his wife in the stands during a game, but he made an exception on the seventh game of the season. Continue reading “Marist Challenge Personal For Mike Maker”
First-year Marist coach Mike Maker took the Colonel Jessup approach when asked if making the transition from Division III to Division I was harder than he thought. Continue reading “Marist Can’t Change The Past, But MAAC Future Is Finally Healthy”
Marist’s Khallid Hart and Siena’s Marquis Wright were intertwined in a debate last season on which freshman should carry the conference’s Rookie of the Year award. Continue reading “Marist-Siena Rivalry Gets New Wrinkle With Guards Khallid Hart And Marquis Wright”
For the first time in a long time, Marist looked like a functioning, healthy basketball team. However, the rejuvenated Red Foxes didn’t have enough to get past Quinnipiac. The Bobcats left Poughkeepsie with a 72-71 come from behind victory after a thrilling last-second sequence. Continue reading “Quinnipiac Ekes Out Narrow Win At Healthy Marist”
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).
Continue reading “Three Thoughts: Fairfield 60, 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”