One face old, another new, Hofstra is set to unleash a double-barreled threat to run the point in 2017. In need of a point guard replacement following Deron Powers’ graduation in May, Joe Mihalich’s squad projects to have two capable options heading into the new season. Continue reading
HAMDEN, Conn. – The credit does not belong to the critic, as Mr. Roosevelt once taught us, but the data made it pretty easy to be critical of Siena’s defense last season. Coming off a 2013-14 campaign in which the Saints were second in the MAAC (behind only champion Manhattan) and 78th nationally in defensive efficiency, Siena mysteriously couldn’t stop anyone last season with largely the same personnel that had won 20 games and the CBI in Jimmy Patsos’ first season in Loudonville (OK, Albany).
The final tally: 334th in defensive efficiency, dead last in the 11-team MAAC, and therefore an extremely disappointing 11-20 record.
Siena is off to their best start since their NCAA tournament appearance in 2010, but head coach Jimmy Patsos is happy that Monmouth is clogging the spotlight. Continue reading