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Three Thoughts: Manhattan 78, Binghamton 63

Manhattan and Steve Masiello almost went at Saturday night’s semifinal of the Hall of Fame Tip-Off as an exhibition game, rotating players in and out almost from the opening tip, and to be fair to him, the Jaspers were never really in any trouble, although they showed some sluggish periods in the 78-63 win, their […]

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BLOBs and SLOBs and A Tough Manhattan Loss

In coach-speak, they’re called BLOBs and SLOBs for baseline out of bounds plays and sideline out of bounds plays, respectively, and most coaches agree that they don’t spend enough time practicing them, while players are nearly unanimous that they work on them too much because if they wanted to run through plays over and over, […]

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High Expectations For Jermaine Lawrence At Manhattan

Manhattan head coach Steve Masiello has high expectations for incoming Cincinnati transfer Jermaine Lawrence.

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MAAC Looking For Consistent NCAA At-Large Bid

While the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference has received two bids to the NCAA tournament only twice in its history, the conference still maintains that standard as a goal for the future.

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Sustaining a Championship the Challenge for Manhattan’s Steve Masiello

One thing Manhattan head coach Steve Masiello will tell you is that he is a devout New York Yankees fan. While he might enjoy the exploits of a team that has won the most championships in any sport, his test comes with having his team defend their own championship. Manhattan can’t hold onto a ‘Core Four‘ for […]

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The Best Of The MAAC Non-Conference Schedule

With MAAC teams participating in 27 tournaments, classics, showcases, tip-offs over the next two months, the schedule is filled with enticing out-of-conference match ups. (With the exception of Niagara at St. Peter’s to open MAAC play in November.)

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10,000 Sims MAAC 2014-15 Edition

Ken Pomeroy released his preseason rankings on Sunday night, which of course meant that Twitter spent all of Monday dissecting them. When it comes to the smaller conferences there are definitely some odd results. That’s of course why we have 10,000 sims! I took the new adjusted offensive and defensive efficiencies for each team in […]

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Manhattan Not Optimisitc Samson Usilo will Play This Season

Manhattan head coach Steve Masiello may be without one of his key newcomers this season.

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MAAC ESPN TV Schedule Released

It is not by accident that the Manhattan-Iona matchup keeps getting on TV.

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MAAC RPM Thoughts?

As I showed last week, RPM projections aren’t perfect for the MAAC. Historically the model I’ve constructed has only been able to explain about 47% of a team’s rating. Still, 47% is better than nothing. Also, this will give us a chance to dive into some of the places where the system is weak.

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