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.
Team of the Week: Fairfield
Results: W 66-61 @ Manhattan, W 68-59 vs. Iona
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".
Team of the Week: Rider
Team of the week: Wagner
Results: W 77-62 @ Monmouth, W 60-59 vs. St. Francis (PA)
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.
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.