Marist finished the regular season 6-24 overall with a 4-14 league record and will enter the MAAC tournament as the #11 seed. The Red Foxes will open play Thursday night against #6 Fairfield at 9:00 PM. Continue reading “2018 MAAC Tournament Primer – Marist”
Heading into the meat of the conference season, we are beginning to see some separation in the MAAC standings. Iona and Canisius both swept the week and currently sit in a tie atop the league standing at 5-1. Meanwhile, Siena got its first taste of life without Nico Clareth and Niagara continues to win close games. Continue reading “MAAC Weekly Recap & Power Rankings – January 17”
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”
Wednesday means MAAC Recap, and this week brought some solid wins and a few close calls. Manhattan represented the league in the inaugural Belfast Classic, while Monmouth traded blows with UConn, and Marist picked up its first win of the year. Continue reading “MAAC Weekly Recap – December 6”
Outlook: A deep junior class must come into its own to prevent the Red Foxes from finishing in the MAAC cellar yet again. Continue reading “34 Teams in 34 Days: Marist”
The Marist Red Foxes finished the 2016-17 season with a 5-15 record, their third consecutive year with five or fewer victories, but enter the conference tournament winners of two of their last three games. Continue reading “MAAC Tournament Primer: Marist”
At the midpoint of the MAAC season, it’s worth examining where each team in the league stands and where they might end up over the next six weeks. Here is a team-by-team analysis based on the current standings, along with mid-season all-MAAC teams: Continue reading “MAAC Midpoint”
Iona looked like the Gaels of old Saturday afternoon, taking down Marist 93-80 at the Hynes Athletic Center to restart MAAC play on the final day of 2016. Continue reading “Four Thoughts: Iona 93, Marist 80”
It was Chuck Martin who recruited Khallid Hart to Marist, but by the time he was able to suit up for a game in Poughkeepsie, Jeff Bower was coaching the team. Now it’s Mike Maker leading the way, and constantly changing the driver means it’s been a bit of a bumpy ride for passengers like Hart.
After a 12-19 (9-11 MAAC) 2013-14 season where Hart was one of the only underclassmen on a veteran team and won MAAC Rookie of the Year, Marist has been just 14-48 the last two seasons (7-23 and 7-25), with Hart playing the role of the proverbial good player on a bad team. Injuries limited him to just 18 games in his sophomore year (2014-15), and his 14.7 point scoring average only matched his freshman season.
This season may very well be a big one for the MAAC. Many of the league’s most talented players return, including the reigning Player of the Year, Monmouth’s Justin Robinson. Continue reading “MAAC 2016-17 Season Preview: Team Rankings”