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  1. 2014 MAAC Tournament Preview: Iona-Manhattan eyeing a rematch?

    Mar 5, 2014, 1:02 PM EST

    Tim Cluess

    Last season in the MAAC tournament championship game, Iona punched its ticket to its second straight NCAA tournament, knocking off in-state rival Manhattan. A week ago, the Gaels and Jaspers met in their final meeting of the regular season with Manhattan pulling out an 80-77 overtime win over the MAAC regular season champion. They will…

  2. Delon Wright a notable Cousy snub

    Feb 18, 2014, 6:00 PM EST

    Larry Krystkowiak

    It has become vogue to criticize selections to both the Wooden and Cousy awards; the John R. specifically drew the ire nationally when its midseason list was unveiled and a few names, including Kansas’ Joel Embiid and Michigan’s Nik Stauskas, were omitted (though both can still be included amongst the finalists). One player, though, that…

  3. The Chase for 180: Brett Olson and Denver’s turnaround

    Feb 12, 2014, 4:10 PM EST

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    Who is the best shooter in the country? It’s a tough question to answer, isn’t it? Does being a “shooter” simply mean merely being a high-level marksman from beyond the arc? Can a player who thrives in the mid-range but rarely ventures out into three-point land be eligible? How heavily should we be valuing stats like…

  4. Manhattan, George Beamon defeat Canisius in critical MAAC game

    Feb 7, 2014, 9:34 PM EST

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    Just when it looked like Canisius and Iona were about to make the MAAC a two team race at the top of the conference standings, Manhattan delivered a statement win in Buffalo tonight as they beat Canisius, 84-73. The Jaspers entered the game reeling having lost three of their last five games, dropping them to…

  5. The Chase for 180: Taking Tyler Haws for granted

    Feb 5, 2014, 4:05 PM EST

    Tyler Haws, Damyean Dotson

    Who is the best shooter in the country? It’s a tough question to answer, isn’t it? Does being a “shooter” simply mean merely being a high-level marksman from beyond the arc? Can a player who thrives in the mid-range but rarely ventures out into three-point land be eligible? How heavily should we be valuing stats like…

  6. The Chase for 180: Billy Baron’s become even more lethal

    Jan 29, 2014, 5:15 PM EST

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    Who is the best shooter in the country? It’s a tough question to answer, isn’t it? Does being a “shooter” simply mean merely being a high-level marksman from beyond the arc? Can a player who thrives in the mid-range but rarely ventures out into three-point land be eligible? How heavily should we be valuing stats like…

  7. The Chase for 180: Phil Forte III’s shooting key factor for Oklahoma State

    Jan 22, 2014, 4:00 PM EST

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    Who is the best shooter in the country? It’s a tough question to answer, isn’t it? Does being a “shooter” simply mean merely being a high-level marksman from beyond the arc? Can a player who thrives in the mid-range but rarely ventures out into three-point land be eligible? How heavily should we be valuing stats like…

  8. Andrew Nicholas’ heroics push Monmouth past Canisius (VIDEO)

    Jan 19, 2014, 5:17 PM EST

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    Entering this weekend it seemed as if the contenders for the MAAC regular season title were known, with preseason favorite Manhattan being joined by Canisius, Iona, league newcomer Quinnipiac and Rider. However following Canisius’ 85-83 win at Iona on Friday night the unexpected happened in two games. On Saturday Manhattan lost 71-67 at previously winless…

  9. Canisius wins at Iona despite blowing 20-point second half lead

    Jan 17, 2014, 11:36 PM EST

    gogriffs.com

    Friday night’s MAAC matchup between Canisius and Iona was expected to be an exciting affair with two of the conference’s most exciting guards in Canisius’ Billy Baron and Iona’s Sean Armand taking center stage. The top two scoring teams in MAAC conference games entering Friday, neither team’s had trouble putting points on the board and…

  10. Billy Baron’s buzzer-beater elevates Canisius over Rider in double overtime (VIDEO)

    Jan 10, 2014, 10:56 PM EST

    gogriffs.com

    Billy Baron has a knack for the heroics and relishes the big shot. Tonight against Rider, Baron drilled a three-pointer at the buzzer to give Canisius a 94-91 win over Rider in double overtime. The win pushes the Golden Griffins to 4-1 in the MAAC, and in a four-way tie with Manhattan, Iona, and Quinnipiac.…

  11. Billy Baron’s buzzer-beater to lift Canisius over Elon (VIDEO)

    Nov 20, 2013, 11:50 AM EST

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    I love this. Billy Baron, the star point guard for Canisius, is so calm and poised. You have no idea how much time is left in this game. He knows exactly what he wants to do this entire time, and he does it with deadly accuracy. It’s a lot more nonchalant than his last buzzer-beater.…

  12. Late Night Snacks: The Marathon is on, but Doug McDermott, Shabazz Napier shine brightest

    Nov 12, 2013, 1:52 AM EST

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: BYU 112, Stanford 103 All these new fouling rules? This is why they’re put into the game. So college basketball looks more like this than rugby. Now, I’ll freely admit that the score of this game was almost entirely a result of the way that BYU plays. They love, love, love…

  13. Billy Baron is motivated now more than ever to lead Canisius

    Oct 18, 2013, 1:00 PM EST

    GoGriffs.com

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. Billy Baron wasn’t supposed to play at Canisius. Near the end of his post-graduate year at Worcester Academy in 2010 and after much deliberation of whether to play for his father, Jim, at the…

  14. 2013-2014 MAAC Preview: Manhattan, Canisius, Iona at the top

    Oct 18, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

    Steve Masiello

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To see the rest of the Conference Previews we’ve published, click here. For a schedule of our previews for the…

  15. NBCSports.com’s 2013-2014 Mid-Major All-Americans

    Oct 10, 2013, 6:00 PM EST

    Elfrid Payton (AP photo)

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To see the rest of our preview lists,click here. For a schedule of our previews for the…

  16. Billy Baron to transfer for second time in career, set to leave Rhode Island after father’s firing

    Jun 19, 2012, 1:20 PM EST

    Billy Baron

    Billy Baron is swapping uniforms once again. The former Virginia Cavalier who transferred to Rhode Island to play for his father, Jim, this past season is leaving Kingston, R.I., and looking to transfer for the second time in his college career, the school announced Tuesday. “We wish Billy the best as he continues his college…