2018 MAAC Tournament Primer – Manhattan

Manhattan finished the regular season 14-16 overall with a 9-9 league record and enters this weekend’s MAAC tournament as the #5 seed. The Jaspers will face off against local rival Iona in the quarterfinal round Saturday night at 9:30. Continue reading “2018 MAAC Tournament Primer – Manhattan”

Turner’s Explosive Second Half Leads Manhattan Past Quinnipiac On Senior Night

Zavier Turner was determined not to let Manhattan’s senior night end in disappointment. Honored before the game alongside fellow soon-to-be graduates Rich Williams, Calvin Crawford, and Zane Waterman, Turner stole the show Sunday night with a season-high 31 points along with eight assists to lead the Jaspers past Quinnipiac 92-86 in double overtime. Continue reading “Turner’s Explosive Second Half Leads Manhattan Past Quinnipiac On Senior Night”

MAAC Weekly Recap & Power Rankings – January 17

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”

MAAC Weekly Recap – December 6

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”

Manhattan 73, Harvard 69: Jaspers Hold On Again At Home

Heading into Saturday’s game at Draddy Gym, Manhattan’s path to victory seemed to run through its vaunted press. Its opponent, Harvard, was only 42 hours removed from an ugly 23-turnover performance in a loss at Holy Cross, leaving the Jaspers’ defense with an opportunity to feast.

Instead, the Crimson committed just 13 turnovers, only a handful of which were attributed to Manhattan’s pressure. The hosts committed 18 miscues of their own, and they blew a 17-point lead in the second half. Yet they won anyway, getting enough stops and hitting enough tough shots to eke out a 73-69 win. Continue reading “Manhattan 73, Harvard 69: Jaspers Hold On Again At Home”