Writers Picks: Top Upsets & Surprise Teams

March 16th, 2008

Need help filling in your bracket? CHN writers give their predictions below about who will be the big winners and losers of this year's bracket. See how these picks compare to CHN's Official Prediction.


Surprise = Team that will exceed expectations/seed

A Saint's Welcome: Siena Advances to NCAA Tournament

March 11th, 2008

Albany, NY - Given the tight nature of the MAAC title race throughout the regular season, one that saw six teams finish within two games of first place, it would have been natural to expect a close final between co-champs Rider and Siena. However, the Saints' lone senior and birthday boy Tay Fisher made sure there would be no such drama. Taking all ten shots from behind the arc and making six, Fisher scored twenty-one points and helped lead Siena (22-10) to a 74-53 win in tonight's MAAC Tournament title game.

2008 NCAA Tournament Capsule: Siena

March 10th, 2008
Siena Saints

Metro Atlantic (22-10, 13-5)


Big Wins: 11/17 Stanford (79-67), 2/8 at Marist (97-88), 2/23 at Boise State (93-70)

Bad Losses: 11/9 at James Madison (88-100), 2/16 Loyola Maryland (76-83), 2/18 at Manhattan (72-73)

MAAC Semifinals Recap: Rider to Face Siena

March 9th, 2008

ALBANY, N.Y.- To say that things didn't look good from a depth standpoint heading into tonight's MAAC Tournament semifinal for Rider would be an understatement. Both Ryan Thompson and Justin Robinson missed the game due to injury, but Jason Thompson showed the Times Union Center crowd why he's Player of the Year and Matt Griffin and Kamron Warner stepped up to get the Broncs a 76-71 victory over Marist.

MAAC Quaterfinals Recap: Rider Survives, Niagara Dethroned

March 9th, 2008

ALBANY, N.Y.- On paper, the matchup between conference co-champion Rider and last-place Canisius looked like an absolute snoozer. The Broncs, in sweeping the Golden Griffins, won the two games in blowout fashion. The second of which was a 102-51 whipping that underscored just how bad Canisius has been all year. But a not so funny thing happened: Canisius didn't fold.

MAAC Tournament Preview

March 6th, 2008

As many as six teams have a shot at automatic bid
By Raphielle Johnson

NYC Metro Ranking & Report: Rider Impresses

March 4th, 2008

Team of the Week: Rider

Results: W 88-76 vs. St. Peter’s, W 87-59 vs. Fairfield


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Northeast non-TV Bracket Busters preview

February 22nd, 2008

Here’s a quick preview of the ESPNU O’Reilly Bracket Busters games this weekend that will not be shown on television involving northeast teams. In most cases, the organizers of this event have done a better job of limiting the travel for non-television games, with the exception of UC Davis visiting Loyola (MD) among games involving northeast leagues. Bracket Busters, originally put together to provide schools in non-BCS leagues one last opportunity to add to their resume, now involves some 100 schools from sixteen conferences.

Niagara @ Appalachian State (Saturday, 1 PM)

Tuesday Report Card: Josh Duncan's Perfect Week

February 19th, 2008


The Report Card


NYC Metro Ranking & Report: Fordham Rolls

February 19th, 2008



Team of the Week: Fordham

Results: W 76-72 @ Massachusetts, W 53-51 vs. Charlotte