ALBANY, N.Y. — Saint Peter’s was very much a wild card entering the season in November, but even as their season wraps up in the MAAC quarterfinal round, it could easily be deemed a success. Continue reading “Plenty Of Reason For Optimism For Saint Peter’s Future After MAAC Quarterfinal Exit”
ALBANY, N.Y. — Fairfield had not played in a game all season where they failed to make a second half three-pointer, but with just over a minute left and a three-point lead, they were in danger of doing so. Continue reading “Fairfield 64, Saint Peter’s 55: Stags Saved By Marcus Gilbert, One More Time”
While the season has been up and down for Saint Peter’s head coach John Dunne, they know there is an opportunity to clinch a bye in the MAAC tournament in front of them. Continue reading “Saint Peter’s Seeks To Capitalize On Chance For Top 5 MAAC Seed”
JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Sometimes, we all just need a break, don’t we? College basketball teams have been going since late September, and with Christmas fast approaching, almost everyone appeared in need of some time off Wednesday afternoon at the Yanitelli Center. Saint Peter’s and St. Francis Brooklyn had plenty of will, and eventually it will go down as a solid 56-45 win for the Peacocks, who will resume MAAC play next week at 2-0, but it was far from pretty.
To be fair, when we talk about taking a little break, we’re talking about everybody. It was not the best of days for the officials. This is the time of year where it will become difficult to continue with the freedom of movement initiative as the game was marred with interesting calls, numerous lengthy reviews, and technical fouls. Neither John Dunne nor Glenn Braica are among the more demonstrative coaches around (although Dunne does have his moments, it’s usually not directed at the officials).
While Fairfield is hardly an offensive juggernaut, the Stags looked like one when compared to Saint Peter’s second half output, which was as frigid as the long winter has been in the Northeast. Continue reading “Saint Peter’s Goes Cold In Second Half Loss At Fairfield”
Jimmy Patsos can be an acquired taste and while he’s nowhere near being in jeopardy of losing his job (despite what Ronnie might tell you next time you go to Draddy Gym), there is pressure at Siena that he never felt in his nine years at Loyola (MD).
There just aren’t any other programs that are going to draw 6,244 people to watch them play, let alone on a Sunday afternoon against a team near the bottom of the MAAC standings. And Siena fans don’t need long memories to remember the three consecutive MAAC titles from 2008-2010, which also included the last two NCAA Tournament victories for the conference (over Vanderbilt and Ohio State).
The stakes were as high as a college basketball game on the second day of January could be. Saint Peter’s visited Quinnipiac Friday afternoon, and each team was aware the winner would be left in an 0-3 hole to start MAAC play. Continue reading “Saint Peter’s Stifles Quinnipiac, Keeps Bobcats Winless”
Before the season even started, Saint Peter’s knew they were in for an uphill climb. Continue reading “Saint Peter’s Battling Injuries Since September”
This season was the first of Saint Peter’s next cycle. John Dunne and his staff added a large group of new players to the mix, which led to a double-digit win season for the first time since their NCAA tournament bid in 2011. Continue reading “Saint Peter’s Newcomers Built Future Foundation”
After two straight seasons of fewer than 10 wins, Saint Peter’s and head coach John Dunne appear to be building the talent back up in Jersey City. A combination of transfers and freshmen give the Peacocks promise for the this season and beyond. Continue reading “Saint Peter’s Shows New Look”