About Ryan Restivo

Ryan Restivo covers the MAAC, the America East and Hofstra for Big Apple Buckets. E-mail him at rrestivo [at] nycbuckets.com.
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Easy For Rider’s Kevin Baggett To Wonder ‘What If’

Kevin Baggett walked away from the MAAC tournament with one thing he wanted and one thing he didn’t.

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Iona Looking To Fulfill Potential For MAAC Run

For a team that won the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference’s last two straight regular season titles, the Iona Gaels still feel like a team with unfulfilled potential. 

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Binghamton Ready To Turn The Corner

When the final buzzer rang on the America East quarterfinals, it put an end to an up and down third season for head coach Tommy Dempsey at Binghamton.

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Canisius Sophomore Zach Lewis To Transfer

Canisius officially announced that sophomore Zach Lewis, who led the team with 12.5 ppg this past season, will transfer.

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Sydney Johnson Hires Tom Parrotta, Mitch Buonaguro To Fairfield Staff

Sydney Johnson took an unconventional route to finding his two newest assistants, after letting go of associate head coach Tony Newsome and assistant Martin Bahar, finding two coaches he faced off on the sidelines against in the MAAC.

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America East Cautious Of New NCAA Autonomy Structure

While the new autonomy five power structure of the NCAA appears to be moving towards supporting cost of attendance for student-athletes, the America East conference will be cautious in instituting any league wide structure to support it.

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Free Throws Key For Stony Brook’s Next America East Run

It is hard to be as close as Stony Brook was to their elusive first NCAA tournament berth without getting there.

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Steve Masiello Cynical To The Coaching Carousel

After repeating as MAAC tournament champions, it seemed natural that Manhattan head coach Steve Masiello’s name would show up in the weeks leading to the Final Four.

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Sydney Johnson Adjusting To Get Fairfield Out Of Struggles

After winning 41 games in his first two seasons at Fairfield, the last two seasons have been a struggle, winning just seven games in each of the last two seasons.

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MAAC Question Marks For 2015-16

Now that the 2014-15 season has come to an end, we learned plenty about the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Few would have thought at this time last year that Canisius would be the final team to play this past season, being eliminated by NJIT in the College Insider Tournament. The conference sent four teams to postseason and […]

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