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Around the MAAC: Who’s For Real?

This weekend was a weekend to start to show the contenders, who is for real and who is just getting hot at the right time? If we can establish that Siena, Niagara and Rider are the likely top three in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference let’s try to hash out that next tier of contenders. [...]

Around the MAAC: The Odds Keep Going Up…

Marist Win Watch (courtesy Kenpom.com going into Tuesday) Chance of winless record:    24.68% (overall)    31.92% (in conference) Marist lost convincingly against Binghamton, shooting 29.4% from the field. The Bearcats dominated in a 70-52 rout, their 2nd win over a Division I team (their other D-I win came at home against Bucknell). With this loss [...]

Can Marist Go Winless??

It might be too early to talk about this but there is a possibility that Marist does not win a game this year. Yes Marist tied their 2nd worst start in school history by starting out 0-7. With game probabilities posted today on Kenpom.com, the Red Foxes are a 10% or less underdog in 14 of [...]

Around the MAAC: Conference Play Begins

Conference play has started, so now it is time to look at the key storylines and see who has impressed and who has not this season. We’ll know more about where teams fit in the MAAC after today’s games. Marist Keeps Struggling & Ticket-Gate? Marist had more turnovers (9) than field goals (7) in the [...]

Around the MAAC: Midweek Update

Monday Rider opened up their home schedule with an 11-0 run to start and would not surrender the lead in a 15 point win over Lehigh. Rider shot 48.4% for the game which included an absurd 16 of 29 from three point range (55.2%). Novar Gadson led the Broncs with 20 points, Ryan Thompson (7/13, [...]

Preview: Niagara, Marist, St. Peter’s

Niagara 2009: 2nd Place. 26-8 (14-4) 2010: 3rd Warning! I’m not on the Niagara bandwagon. I don’t profess to any biases but I just don’t think this team has it anymore. A team that graduated a tough inside player to replace like Benson Egemonye will find him hard to replace. A team that has traditionally [...]

Some Perspective

I was going to add this in the first piece about Marist v. Brady, JMU, Commonwealth of Virginia. But I felt like I wanted a larger forum to discuss this. First off I know I speak for myself and this site when I say: We at Siena Saints Blog thoroughly enjoy basketball, MAAC Basketball and [...]

Preview: Siena @ Marist

The Siena Saints will travel to the most electric environment in the MAAC tonight to square off against the Marist Red Foxes. The past two trips to Edwin Ubiles’ hometown have required OT to decide a winner. The Saints lost in ’07 and won last season. Chuck Martin has his Marist team playing very will [...]

Marist 2008-09 Preview

New Coach. New Players. New Results. After finishing 73-50 in four years at Marist, Matt Brady decided now was the time to move on. He chose his next challenge to be rehabilitating a team that won 13 games last year. Though his transition marks a great time for a fresh start with new head coach [...]