Category: Bilal Benn

Preview: Siena vs. Niagara

The top two teams in the MAAC will square off Saturday afternoon at 1pm in the Times Union Center as the Siena Saints (11-4, 4-0) host the Niagara Purple Eagles (10-6, 3-1) in what has become the conference’s biggest rivalry.  The Saints will try to extend their 28 game home winning streak in what will [...]

One on One: Steve Amedio

Keepin’ Track of the MAAC: Part Two The MAAC’s official blogger, Steve Amedio combines his 20 years of experience covering Siena and the MAAC at his site: Keepin’ Track of the MAAC. He’s witnessed college basketball games at over 130 different venues and wrote the MAAC Preview in The Sporting News. In our second part we [...]

Around the MAAC: End of Week

With so much going on in the MAAC, instead of day-by-day let’s try to snatch out the big headlines of the weekend. Story #1: Rider Falls Back To Earth Well all that great reputation Rider built up came down to a thud this weekend with double digit losses in Charlottesville and Lexington. Rider came out [...]

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 [...]

Preseason All-MAAC Teams

Here are the Preseason All-MAAC teams: First Team Bilal Benn, Niagara Sr. G/F 6-5 Philadelphia, Pa. Tyrone Lewis, Niagara Sr. G 5-11 Levittown, Pa. Ryan Thompson, Rider Sr. G 6-6 Mt. Laurel, N.J.* Ronald Moore, Siena Sr. G 6-0 Conshohocken, Pa. Edwin Ubiles, Siena Sr. G/F 6-6 Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Second Team Greg Nero, Fairfield Sr. [...]

Opinion: Moore Better Be 1st Team

Surely we all remember the commotion last year when Ronald Moore didn’t get picked for any of the preseason All-MAAC teams. There is a camp this year that believes he won’t make it over Ryan Thompson, but why shouldn’t he? Thompson wasn’t exclusively the PG at Rider until about half way through last season. You [...]

Championship Preview

ALBANY — The hype machine only has hours left but we will probably see one of the best championships this conference has ever seen tonight between #1 Siena and #2 Niagara. Niagara defended the three point line really well these past two days, letting their opponents only shoot 11 of 45 (24.4%) from behind the [...]

Recap: Siena @ Niagara

From the AP… LEWISTON, N.Y. — Niagara’s Bilal Benn recorded 21 points and 12 rebounds to lead the team past Siena, 100-85, Friday night in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action at the Gallagher Center. Niagara (23-7, 13-4) has now won nine of its last 10 games. Rob Garrison added 19 points while Benson Egemonye scored [...]

Preview: Siena vs. Niagara

Under Fran McCaffery, the Saints are 6-1 against the Purple Eagles– with the lone loss coming in the 2007 MAAC Championship. By the time they square off Saturday, both teams will have had 6+ days to prepare for one another. It looks like we are in store for another [highly offensive] 1 vs. 2 game [...]