ALBANY, N.Y. — Basketball: Truly a game of inches. Continue reading “Rider Edges Manhattan On Taylor’s Controversial Three”
Manhattan sent off senior Tyler Wilson with a flourish. The Jaspers put up 56 second-half points and routed Quinnipiac 95-74 in their home finale at Draddy Gymnasium Sunday evening. Continue reading “Manhattan Routs Quinnipiac On Tyler Wilson’s Senior Night”
They’re here. Fortunately for us, in this case “they” doesn’t refer to malevolent spirits. Unfortunately for the teams of the MAAC, “they” refers to the Manhattan College Jaspers, who come with their own brand of vengeance. Continue reading “Manhattan 78, Monmouth 71: They’re Still The Champs”
Looks can be deceiving, right? Steve Masiello and the Manhattan basketball team certainly hope so because right now no matter how you slice it, the two-time defending MAAC champions look a long, long way from making it three straight come March.
Manhattan (1-5, 0-2) didn’t play a terrible game Sunday and had a 82.5 eFG% in the first half against Marist. The Jaspers even led by 11 midway through the second half, using the running and jumping defense and pressure that had made them who they are in the Masiello Era to cause turnovers and give them easy opportunities in transition.
But even that wasn’t enough as eventually it was the Red Foxes who left Draddy Gym victorious for just the second time in 15 years (and third in 21 tries ever) with a 75-70 victory, just their second of the young season (2-4).
Manhattan coach Steve Masiello never hides the fact that he’s a Rick Pitino disciple through and through. He played for Pitino at Kentucky, assisted with him at Louisville, and now much of the success he’s had in Riverdale is employing the same style of coming after opponents with pressure and traps and anything else to make it difficult to traverse the 94 feet from one hoop to the other without coughing it up. Continue reading “Manhattan’s Swagger On Full Display As Jaspers Rout Monmouth”
Manhattan grabbed the lead with a quick run just before the first media timeout Sunday night against Northeastern, and as the Jaspers do – especially when they’re rolling – there was huffing and puffing and yelling and screaming, enough for the Mohegan Sun security guard positioned behind the bench to quip, “Man, those guys are loud.”
Not for long, though.