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Revolving Door Shut, Niagara Might Be MAAC Contender

As a freshman or sophomore, Matt Scott could have chalked up Niagara’s 101-76 blowout loss to UMass Sunday afternoon to growing pains for a young team. But the revolving door that had plagued Chris Casey’s first few seasons in greater Buffalo has been closed for the time being.

(The extensive list here is only partial, believe it or not.)

If you count Kahlil Dukes’ transfer year from USC, everyone that started for Niagara Sunday has been with the program for at least three seasons. The time of Joe Mihalich winning the MAAC regular season and then taking Juan’ya Green and Ameen Tanksley with him to Hofstra was five years ago. Since then, Casey – playing with a different hand every year – has gone 33-97 at Niagara. Even with sympathy points for starting in a tough spot and having seemingly everyone transfer his first two seasons, there is some pressure to succeed.

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MAAC Weekly Recap – Opening Week Ups and Downs

Less than a week into the season is the perfect time for overreactions, right? Continue reading

34 Teams in 34 Days: Niagara

Niagara

Outlook: Finally benefitting from stability in the offseason, the Purple Eagles have the pieces to make a jump into the upper echelon of the MAAC. Continue reading

2017-18 MAAC Preseason Predictions

This evening the MAAC will announce its preseason all-league teams and rankings. In advance of that announcement, here is the official NYC Buckets prediction and analysis for team rankings and all-league squads. All selections are provided in alphabetical order: Continue reading

Niagara Turns Tables On Quinnipiac With Big Second Half

ALBANY, N.Y. — Someone had to end their losing streak, and it was Niagara who got the job done. The Purple Eagles took down Quinnipiac 88-69 in the opening game of the MAAC tournament Thursday evening at the Times Union Center. Continue reading

Video Recap: Monmouth 93, Niagara 75

Monmouth clinched the MAAC regular season title and achieved its best start ever with a 93-75 victory over Niagara at the OceanFirst Bank Center in West Long Branch, NJ on Thursday night. Justin Robinson scored 27 points to lead the Hawks, while Je’lon Hornbeak added 16. The Hawks are now 23-5 (15-2 in MAAC). Here’s the video recap. Continue reading

MAAC Midpoint

At the midpoint of the MAAC season, it’s worth examining where each team in the league stands and where they might end up over the next six weeks. Here is a team-by-team analysis based on the current standings, along with mid-season all-MAAC teams: Continue reading

Manhattan 78, Niagara 69 – Jaspers Earn First MAAC Win

Manhattan is officially on the board. The Jaspers earned their first conference victory with a 78-69 victory over Niagara Tuesday night at Draddy Gymnasium. Continue reading