Heading into Saturday’s game at Draddy Gym, Manhattan’s path to victory seemed to run through its vaunted press. Its opponent, Harvard, was only 42 hours removed from an ugly 23-turnover performance in a loss at Holy Cross, leaving the Jaspers’ defense with an opportunity to feast.
Instead, the Crimson committed just 13 turnovers, only a handful of which were attributed to Manhattan’s pressure. The hosts committed 18 miscues of their own, and they blew a 17-point lead in the second half. Yet they won anyway, getting enough stops and hitting enough tough shots to eke out a 73-69 win. Continue reading →
The Manhattan Jaspers, winners of two of the last three MAAC tournaments, had a season to forget in 2016-17. Senior swingman Rich Williams underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in early November and never made it on the court this season, instead opting for a medical redshirt with hopes of returning to a senior-laden squad next year. Continue reading →
The concept of interchangeable parts helped revolutionize modern manufacturing in the 19th Century. Parts, made to the same standard of quality, that when put together form a machine. When one part required repair, it could be exchanged for a new version and the machine would work again. When one part failed, the machine itself was no longer doomed to fail with it. Continue reading →
Only five of the 16 players named to the All-MAAC teams at the end of last season will not make a return to the court. With plenty of young talent yet to reach their full potential, along with some fresh new faces by way of recruits and transfers, and there is sure to be a fight to secure those limited all-conference spots come March. Continue reading →