Monmouth held off a late surge from Canisius Saturday afternoon to earn a 60-54 win over the Golden Griffins and move on to the MAAC semifinals Sunday afternoon. Justin Robinson proved his worth as an all-MAAC first team member, leading four Hawks in double figures with 16 points.
Monmouth used a 16 point game from sophomore Justin Robinson to carry themselves into the MAAC semifinals on Sunday against Iona. Check out the photo gallery from the Hawks victory over Canisius.
Iona, thanks to 32 points from A.J. English, hung on to beat Siena 74-71 at the Times Union Center on Saturday afternoon. Check out our recap of the game as well as what this means for the Gaels and Saints moving forward. Below is a photo gallery from the first MAAC quarterfinal.
The NEC finals are officially set! With the #1 and #2 seed advancing into the tournament’s final game, let’s break down the action on the last Saturday of the NEC conference season.
After a season when Siena won 20 games and a College Basketball Invitational tournament championship, it appeared that everything was looking up for the Saints in Jimmy Patsos’ second season.
Iona junior A.J. English refused to let the Gaels give in to a crowd that got as loud as it has in the last four seasons at the Times Union Center. Even Siena senior Evan Hymes said it was the loudest he had heard the arena he has called home for four seasons.
Iona coach Tim Cluess was trying to direct his team’s offense, which was right in front him, but instead just looked exasperated. His team’s seemingly insurmountable second-half lead has all but evaporated, now down to 3 with four minutes left, and the Gaels’ offense – 40th nationally in efficiency – but not so long ago in […]
Basketball is a funny sport to analyze. Over the past four months, we’ve all spent countless hours debating Harvard and Yale as championship contenders. This week, Ray and I exchanged 1,500 words previewing Friday’s matchup. And ultimately, the de facto title game — and the biggest Ivy League contest in four years, a college generation — […]
To paraphrase the immortal Jake Taylor, “Yale ain’t won nothin’ yet, they still have one more to go.” Such is the awkwardness of the 14-game Ivy League Tournament that even after a 62-52 win at Lavietes Pavilion over four-time defending Ivy champ Harvard, their job is not quite done yet.
For a team that won the MAAC regular season by two games, it was fitting that the Iona Gaels receive plenty of conference awards on Friday night.
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