Louisville, Manhattan are mirror images

As Manhattan coach Steve Masiello was watching the NCAA Tournament Selection Show, he had two teams he was keeping an eye on. His own Jaspers had qualified as the champions of the MAAC. He also wanted to know where his mentor, Rick Pitino, would be playing. Masiello spent six years on Pitino’s staff in Louisville and his Jaspers very much model themselves after the Cardinals. When...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

NCAA Preview: Louisville vs. Manhattan

Louisville is set to face off against the Manhattan Jaspers on Thursday night in Orlando. The Jaspers are coached by Steve Massiello, former Knicks ball boy under Rick, UK player under Rick and assistant coach at Louisville under Rick. This much we know. But here is what you don’t know: A Jasper is actually a person, not an animal or creature of mythical lore. Brother Jasper is...
Via The Cardinal Connect
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Manhattan, Louisville unhappy to face each other

The NCAA Tournament was still just a dream. Less than two weeks ago, Manhattan was in Massachusetts, looking to clinch its first tournament berth in 10 years. Before the MAAC championship, the Jaspers staff prepared a compilation of clips sent from family and friends, serving as motivation and inspiration. It began with Steve Masiello’s former Kentucky teammate, Scott Padgett...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 March Madness: Louisville Vs. Manhattan – Game Time, TV Schedule, Predictions

Pitbull loves Louisville. The Louisville Cardinals will officially begin their NCAA title defense on Thursday night against the Manhattan Jaspers. While many believed that U of L could have been considered for a 1-seed or a 2-seed, the Cards, surprisingly, were given a 4-seed. That can’t make coach Rick Pitino happy. Be sure to click here for more on Louisville and Manhattan....
Via College Spun
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

What Seed Did Manhattan Get In The 2014 NCAA Tournament?

Seed: For the upcoming 2014 NCAA Tournament, the Manhattan Jaspers were given a 13-seed in the Midwest-region. They are coached by Steve Masiello and hail from the MAAC. You can view the entire 2014 NCAA Tournament field here in our official bracket. Where: They will open play against Louisville in Orlando on Thursday. Why: Manhattan finished the regular season with a 15-5 record...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Beamon, Brown Named to NABC All-District Teams

Manhattan College seniors George Beamon and Rhamel Brown were named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District teams, it was announced Wednesday. Beamon was a first team all-district selection, while Brown earned a spot on the second team. A first team All-MAAC honoree, Beamon was named first team All-MAAC and gained Most Outstanding Player honors after helping...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Redemption for Masiello’s men

It was 2:30 a.m. Monday and Steve Masiello had no intentions of sleeping anytime soon. Shootaround for the MAAC Championship was beginning in eight hours, but Manhattan’s film session was just getting started. The third-year coach had just finished watching the team’s MAAC semifinal win over Quinnipiac and was settling in to watch tape of every game against Iona from the past...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Manhattan 71, Iona 68

George Beamon collected 16 points and eight rebounds as the Jaspers knocked off the Gaels to win the MAAC title game in Springfield, Mass. and earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Rhamel Brown added 15 points for No. 2 seed Manhattan (25-7), which will be returning to the Big Dance for the first time since 2004. Shane Richards knocked down four 3-pointers en route to 14...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Manhattan Beats Iona To Win MAAC Tournament

Manhattan defeated Iona by a final score of 71-68 to win the 2014 MAAC Tournament. George Beamon was named MVP and was joined on the All-Tournament Team by Emmy Andujar, Sean Armand, David Laury and Billy Baron.
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Manhattan wins MAAC, punches NCAA ticket

George Beamon scored 16 points Monday night and Manhattan held off rival Iona 71-68 for the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title and a berth into the NCAA tournament.
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Rivalry Renewed: Manhattan Defeats Iona in OT 80-77

While Iona and Manhattan's rivalry may not have the same national notoriety of a Duke-UNC, the two schools in New York that are separated only by a quick transit but trip has turned into must see TV for any college hoops fan in the country. A national television audience on ESPN 2 were treated to a dandy of a game at Draddy Gymnasium on the campus of Manhattan College in Riverdale...
Via College Hoops Digest
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Beamon leads Manhattan over Monmouth 75-61

George Beamon scored 31 points and Manhattan won its sixth straight game to hit 20 victories by defeating Monmouth 75-61 on Wednesday night. Rhamel Brown and Emmy Andujar scored 12 points each for the Jaspers (20-6, 13-4), who are two games back of first-place Iona in the loss column in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Beamon hit 10 of 19 shots, including 6 of 8 3-pointers...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Manhattan shoots down Niagara, 90-72

George Beamon pumped in 27 points to lead hot-shooting Manhattan to a 90-72 win over Niagara Sunday. The Jaspers went on a 7-0 run with under 5 minutes to play to push their lead to 25 points, 85-60. Niagara closed with a 12-5 spurt of its own to create the final margin. Manhattan shot 58.6 percent from the field (34 of 58) for the game while its defense held the Purple Eagles...
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Beamon, Manhattan shoot past Rider 86-69

George Beamon scored 22 points and Michael Alvarado notched 18 as Manhattan powered past Rider 86-69 on Thursday night. Rhamel Brown added seven blocked shots, his 12th game with four or more blocks this season. Manhattan (18-6, 11-4 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) led from start-to-finish, shooting 50 percent from the field and a back-breaking 57 percent (12-21) from 3-point...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Manhattan edges Niagara 78-77 with block at buzzer

Rhamel Brown scored 22 points and blocked six shots, including a potential game-winning layup at the buzzer as Manhattan edged Niagara 78-77 on Sunday. Trailing by a point, Niagara had the ball with 6.6 seconds left and a chance to win after rebounding a missed jumper by Manhattan (17-6, 10-4 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) and calling a timeout. Rayvon Harris then drove to...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Big test ahead for St. John’s

St. John’s still likely isn’t making the NCAA Tournament as an at-large, but the Red Storm are making things interesting. At the very least, they’ve provided some very entertaining basketball recently, with five wins in the past six games. Plus, they’ve held on to top spot in the power rankings for the second straight week. And that’s what really counts. (Last week...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Manhattan tops Canisius 84-73

George Beamon scored 27 points to lead a hot-shooting offense as Manhattan topped Canisius 84-73 Friday. Manhattan (16-6, 9-4 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) shot 52 percent from the field and connected on 11 of 22 3-point attempts. The Jaspers' offense was on mark from the start, as Manhattan opened the game on a 15-1 spurt. Canisius (16-8, 10-3) cut the lead to 32-30...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Manhattan Meets Saint Peter's at Draddy Gym on Tuesday

Manhattan begins the month of February against Saint Peter's on Tuesday, February 4 at 7 p.m. with the first of its final four home games this season. The Jaspers have dropped consecutive games for the first time this season, falling in overtime 90-86 against Quinnipiac and on the road at Iona, 85-73, in a game that was much closer than the final score indicates. HOME SWEET...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Manhattan Takes on Iona Friday Night on ESPNU

RIVERDALE, N.Y. - Manhattan comes off a 1-1 weekend at home against two other teams that have been in the top half of the league standings for most of the season. The Jaspers defeated Rider 67-51 on Friday night in front of a lively crowd on ESPNU, then suffered a 90-86 overtime loss at the hands of Quinnipiac on Sunday afternoon. The Jaspers now stand at 7-3 in the MAAC, tied with...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Manhattan's fast start beats Rider, 67-51

George Beamon scored 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds as Manhattan built a 16-point lead in the first half and cruised to a 67-51 win over Rider Friday night. The Jaspers (14-4, 7-2 Metro Atlantic), who tied last year's win total, raced to a 21-5 lead midway through the first half. Beamon was 7 of 19 from the field but hit 6 of 7 from the line as Manhattan shot 42.6 percent...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Beamon carries Manhattan past St. Peter's 74-62

George Beamon scored 28 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to help Manhattan keep its perfect road record with a 72-62 win over St. Peter's in a foul-marred game Thursday afternoon. The Japers (9-2, 2-0 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) were 29 of 38 from the line, courtesy of 26 fouls called on St. Peter's. Beamon was 4 of 14 and Michael Alvarado, who had 13 points, hit 9...
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January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

A Healthy Beamon Means Good Things for Manhattan

In his first year the team won just six games.  His sophomore season saw the team win 20 and earn a trip to the Tournament.  Last year the team had even loftier goals and was 2-2 with him in the lineup, unfortunately due to an ankle injury he was never healthy and those were the only four games he played all season.  I am talking about senior swingman George...
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December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Draft Corner – Week 6

Send to KindleCredit: Boise State Photo Services The end of the calendar year is upon us and we are getting to the point where Draft prep gets kicked up another notch. The rigors of conference play, especially in the major conferences, can tell a lot about a player.  Teams will have their opponents scouted much better and it then comes on the players to show that they can adjust...
Via College Chalktalk
December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Brawlers: Jaspers Defeat Buffalo 84-81 in OT; Kakes and Alvardao Ejected

It was a defensive standoff in Brooklyn this afternoon as the Manhattan Jaspers defeated the Buffalo Bulls despite being down 7 points with 45 seconds left. Manhattan Center Rhamel Brown had two key blocks in overtime with UB down two to preserve the win for the Jaspers.The 1st half of the game saw each team assert themselves in the paint. Every shot was contested under the cylinder...
Via College Hoops Digest
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Manhattan handles South Carolina 86-68

George Beamon scored 26 points and Michael Alvarado 20 added as Manhattan won its seventh straight road contest in an 86-68 victory over South Carolina Tuesday night. The teams kept things close the opening 13 minutes with neither holding more than a six-point advantage. The Jaspers (8-2) trailed for the final time with a little over seven minutes remaining in the half but closed...
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December 17, 2013  |  Discuss
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