An "interesting" finish to Marist/Fairfeld...perfect summary of the MAAC

February 19th, 2008

Tonight's battle between Marist and Fairfield went just about as expected for a game between schools tied with 9-6 league records. Double overtime, won in the end by the home-standing Stags, now winners of five straight. But how this game got to its conclusion is something that will be talked about from now until the entire conference shows up in Albany, NY for the conference tournament.

NYC Metro Ranking & Report: Big Week For Fairfield

February 12th, 2008


Team of the Week: Fairfield

Results: W 66-61 @ Manhattan, W 68-59 vs. Iona


An explanation for one biased fan (and anyone else out there with the same viewpoint)

February 5th, 2008

Well, needless to say this week's NYC Metro Ranking and Report has opened some eyes. More specifically one set, a gentleman who does not think that Seton Hall should have dropped from first to second in the poll. No need to worry about the fact that they went 1-1 while Rider, this week's number one, won two games against chief competitors for the MAAC crown. On the road no less, but to this individual this doesn't matter because they don't play in a "showcase conference".

NYC Metro Ranking & Report: Jason Thompson Leads Rider

February 5th, 2008
IvyI’d be a fool not to mention the New York Giants’ 17-14 victory in Super Bowl XLII. Congratulations to the organization and all you Giants who helped this team achieve their 3-5 home record. Just kidding, enjoy the moment and the fact that just when everyone said this team couldn’t win, they went ahead and did it. Now, let’s move on to the week that was in the metropolitan area on the hardwood.


Team of the Week: Rider

NYC Metro Ranking & Report: New Teams Added

January 30th, 2008
PrincetonAfter last week’s article I received an email from a Rutgers fan who wanted to know why his Scarlet Knights weren’t in the poll. Fair enough, but we’ll just ignore the fact that my inbox was empty with these requests when RU was 0-6 in Big East play. A home win over then-#18 Villanova will do that to people, and rightfully so. But to be fair, Rutgers is not the only team added. Say hello to Monmouth, Princeton and Rider, which rounds this list out at twenty-three teams. I hope that’s all, but if there’s someone else, email me at

NYC Metro Ranking & Report

January 14th, 2008

Team of the week: Wagner
Results: W 77-62 @ Monmouth, W 60-59 vs. St. Francis (PA)

Jon's Favorite Performance of 2007: Gerald Brown

January 2nd, 2008
Loyola MD

When I took a road trip to Baltimore over Veteran’s Day weekend, I expected to see a competitive game in the first-ever meeting between my Penn Quakers and the Loyola Greyhounds. What I ended up witnessing was one of the most dominant performances I have ever seen on a basketball court by a “mid-major” player.

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NYC Metro Ranking & Report: Seton Hall Still #1

December 20th, 2007
Well, this is the week in which many teams in the area are either just out of finals, or finishing up. This means that a lot more basketball will be on the docket in the final weeks of 2007. But the question has to be asked: how do we figure out the majority of these teams? Has Seton Hall, with a 7-2 record, done enough to stay at the top of the poll…or is it that no one immediately behind them has played well enough to move up? I kept the Pirates there for that reason, even though they will need to use these

NYC Metro Preview: #3 Marist

December 12th, 2007

4. Marist (2006-07 Record: 25-9, 14-4 MAAC)

Head coach: Matt Brady

Returning Starters: 2- G/F Ben Farmer (senior): 6-5, 193; F/C Ryan Stilphen (senior): 6-8, 222.


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