The fields for six early-season college basketball tournaments were announced Thursday. Here's your handy guide to each ESPN-aired event.
Siena men's basketball coach Carmen Maciariello has signed a three-year contract extension, the school announced Friday.
- Siena gives Maciariello three-year extension
- Pitino 'in heaven' at Iona, done with the 'big time'
- Pitino takes Iona to NCAA tourney in first season
- Pitino logs first college hoops win in three years
After leading Iona to the men's NCAA tournament in his first season as coach, Rick Pitino said after Saturday's loss he wants "no part of the so-called big-time anymore" and hopes to help the Gaels reach new heights as a program.
— The rest of Rick Pitino's designer suits will stay on the hangers, thanks to a blitz of baskets by Alabama that pried open a tight game Saturday and gave the Crimson Tide a 68-55 win over Pitino's underdogs from Iona.
It's the first week of the men's NCAA Tournament.
Though they were just the No. 9 seed, Rick Pitino's Iona Gaels won the MAAC men's basketball championship on Saturday, securing a berth in the NCAA tournament in his first season at the New York school.
— Rick Pitino’s vagabond coaching career bathed in scandal and success brought him back to the NCAA Tournament. Asante Gist scored 18 points and Pitino took his fifth school to the tournament with Iona’s 60-51 victory over Fairfield on Saturday in the...
— Berrick JeanLouis registered 13 points and five steals as No. 9 seed Iona beat top-seeded Siena 55-52 in the quarterfinals of the Metro Atlantic Conference tournament on Wednesday.
— Isaiah Ross had 15 points as ninth-seeded Iona easily defeated eighth-seeded Quinnipiac 72-48 in the first round of the Metro Atlantic Conference Tourney on Tuesday.
— Isaiah Ross scored 31 points, hitting five 3-pointers, as Iona swept league-leading Monmouth 88-65 on Saturday night.
— Nelly Junior Joseph had 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead five Iona players in double figures as the Gaels held on to beat Monmouth 91-86 on Friday night.
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— Tyrese Williams had a season-high 21 points as Quinnipiac edged past Iona 74-70 on Wednesday.
— Elijah Buchanan had a career-high 26 points plus 13 rebounds as Manhattan topped Iona 77-70 on Saturday.
— Berrick JeanLouis had 16 points to lead five Iona players in double figures as the Gaels beat Manhattan 85-67 on Friday following a 51-day break.
— Isaiah Ross scored 28 points as Iona routed Coppin State 85-65 on Wednesday night. Asante Gist added 24 points for the Gaels.
— Isaiah Ross had 25 points as Iona beat Rider 72-64 on Saturday night.
— Nelly Junior Joseph scored 19 points as Iona defeated Rider 70-56 on Friday night. Isaiah Ross added 18 points for the Gaels, while Asante Gist chipped in 17.
— Chris Maidoh recorded 11 points and 10 rebounds to lead Fairfield to a 67-52 win over Iona on Saturday night.
— Isaiah Ross had 30 points as Iona easily beat Fairfield 70-42 on Friday night.
— Troy Baxter scored 25 points and Lagio Grantsaan added 22 points as Morgan State topped Iona 83-72 on Tuesday.
Rick Pitino won his first college basketball game in more than three years when Iona defeated Hofstra 82-74 on Saturday.
— Isaiah Ross had a career-high 33 points as Iona beat Hofstra 82-74 on Saturday.
— Jared Rhoden had a career-high 26 points plus 10 rebounds as Seton Hall rolled past Iona 86-64 on Monday night.
College basketball is around the corner but many questions still linger. Rick Pitino thinks that the season should be pushed back. ESPN CBB Analyst Seth Greenberg vehemently disagrees.