Tom Moore stood in front of the podium after Friday night’s 95-90 win over Canisius with a smile on his face. Yes, winning is a lot more fun than losing (expert analysis), and the Bobcats are threatening to move into the top half of the MAAC with a 5-4 record, but there was more to it than that.
Quinnipiac shot 58.9% from the field and posted a 66.7 eFG% (8-13 from three-point range), and while there is plenty to work on defensively and 19 turnovers is a bit alarming, having a team that can make shots makes a coach’s life so much less stressful. Moore, of course, could attest to that as much as anyone, because there were many, many nights last season where he stood in front of that same podium and tried to explain why his offense wasn’t working and how hard he and his staff were going to try to fix it.
It was painful to watch, and Moore’s words couldn’t hide how difficult to coach it was on a daily basis, which isn’t meant to disrespect his team, which obviously included talented senior Gio McLean, but it just wasn’t working.
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Quinnipiac’s freshman sensation Mikey Dixon continued his stellar rookie campaign with a career-high 27 point performance, leading the Bobcats in a 97-91 overtime win over defending MAAC champions Iona Saturday afternoon at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, CT. Continue reading “Quinnipiac Downs Iona in OT” →
There are no “must-win” games on Dec. 4 in college basketball, especially if you’re in a one-bid league. But Sunday’s home game against Marist might have been a “really want” contest for Quinnipiac.
The Bobcats came in at 1-5, and although they had played an extremely difficult schedule, three of those defeats came at home. After several years of contending, both in the NEC and MAAC, Quinnipiac suffered through a miserable 9-21 campaign in 2015-16, a campaign where even their ninth straight season of ranking in the top 10 nationally couldn’t save them.
Continue reading “Three Thoughts: Quinnipiac 77, Marist 63” →
Monmouth showed off the best version of itself Thursday night with a 91-72 victory over longtime rival Quinnipiac in the opening night of MAAC play. Continue reading “Monmouth Defeats Quinnipiac In MAAC Season Opener” →
Former Quinnipiac forward Ike Azotam is back on the court in the U.S. after a short professional stint overseas. But now he’s in a suit and his teammates wear burnt orange jerseys. Continue reading “Former Bobcat Ike Azotam Pursues Coaching At Texas” →
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” →
Albany, N.Y. – Rider survived a near implosion in the opening round of the MAAC tournament to sneak by Quinnipiac 60-57 at the Times Union Center. Continue reading “Rider 60, Quinnipiac 57: Broncs Hold On Late” →
Manhattan survived a late surge from Quinnipiac to spoil Senior Day and earn their first victory on the Bobcats’ home court, 63-59, Sunday afternoon in Hamden, CT. Continue reading “Manhattan 63, Quinnipiac 59: Richards Gets Revenge” →
Manhattan shot 70.8% from the field in the second half as they erased a nine point halftime deficit and pulled away from Quinnipiac 84-77 Thursday night. Continue reading “Manhattan 84, Quinnipiac 77: Jaspers Turn Up The Pressure” →