He wasn’t supposed to be here.
Manhattan ended Saint Peter’s three game run in the MAAC tournament semifinals on Sunday thanks to their swarming defense and another dynamic performance from Shane Richards.
Iona had plenty to be happy about on Sunday, as they broke the MAAC tournament record for three-pointers made in a game with 19 – it was previously 15 – and Isaiah Williams set the single-game record for three-pointers made with nine of his own.
UAlbany survived and advanced, as head coach Will Brown said, the game was not pretty, but the Great Danes managed to make their third straight America East championship game with a two-point win over New Hampshire Sunday.
The most heated rivalry in the biggest city in the country will once again take center stage in March as Iona and Manhattan battle for the MAAC title for the third consecutive year.
What Happened Last Week: The biggest Ivy League basketball weekend in quite some time. On Friday, Yale beat Harvard to claim its first Ivy championship in a decade. Saturday afternoon, word leaked that Penn will find a new coach after the season. And that night, Yale’s last-second loss at Dartmouth left the Bulldogs tied with […]
In the second semifinal matchup Sunday evening, Manhattan gained separation from Saint Peter’s late in the first half and pulled away late to advance to the MAAC championship game Monday evening. The Jaspers will have an opportunity to defend their conference crown as they take on local rival Iona in a game televised nationally on […]
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Iona head coach Tim Cluess has had plenty to smile about these last two days, even if it is in two different ways.
It would have been good if it went in.
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