Today marks the start of the MAAC tournament, and we at Big Apple Buckets thought it would be worthwhile to take a closer look at each team in their quest to represent the MAAC in the NCAA Tournament. Each team makes the trip to Springfield with a different set of pros and cons, and dealing […]
Niagara has lost eight in a row, but under first year head coach Chris Casey the progress has started to come along even if the wins haven’t.
Umar Shannon played the hero once again, as the graduate transfer from Saint Francis University nailed a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to lift the Quinnipiac Bobcats over the Niagara Purple Eagles 90-88 Saturday afternoon at the Gallagher Center in Lewiston, NY.
Columbia, Manhattan and Iona all captured important victories on Friday night. Here are some thoughts from each.
When he first arrived and met with players individually, first-year head coach Chris Casey knew to task junior Antoine Mason with being a leader on this year’s team.
Junior Antoine Mason is no longer known just for his strong basketball lineage. He has been making national headlines by leading the country with 26.6 points per game.
An 11 point first half from Zaid Hearst helped Quinnipiac pull out to an early lead as they won comfortably over the Niagara Purple Eagles on Saturday afternoon to improve to 6-2 in MAAC play. Niagara’s Antoine Mason, the nation’s leading scorer, was held in check for the first half, but finished with a game-high […]
The MAAC regular season seems to be flying by. Things are playing out quite close to expectations. There’s a troika leading the way at 5-1 and then some interesting teams chasing (and occasionally challenging) the favorites. Can in-conference efficiency margins tell us anything about these teams? Let’s take a look.
Niagara head coach Chris Casey promised a team that would get up and down, perhaps even more than his predecessor, as the Purple Eagles lead all MAAC teams in scoring with 81.5 points per game. For a team that has scored over 90 points four times already this season, they have been held to under […]
Head coach Chris Casey had his first chance to work with his team in summer workouts, after revamping a roster that once had as many as eight spots open during the early part of his tenure. “I think you’re always recruiting,” Casey said. “I don’t think it’s ever done. I’m anxious to get on the […]
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