P2 :30 Bucknell holding for the last shot, 11 on the shot clock and Brown goes full on filth on Wilson and hits the shot and Williams gets the rebound on the missed shot by Richards and this game is over, the Manhattan Jaspers lose 80-67 to the Bucknell Bison in this one, have a good day folks I hope you enjoyed this presentation of NCAA Basketball with me Max O'Neill
P2 :52 Thomas misses and it'ss rebound by Williams now Richards who draws the foul, 2 shots coming, bad foul there by Frazier with the lead, you can't foul there, this late, the first shot is off the mark, the 2nd shot is good
P2 1:40 Wilson driving to Richards who misses the three and Hass hits the shot on the other end
P2 2:03 Waterman to Wilson and Richards is fouled by Thomas, 2 shots coming the first one is good, the 2nd one is good, now a 76-66 game.
P2 2:46 Williams inbounding right in front of me and Wilson to Waterman to Richards to Waterman who hits the contested lay up,and Richards with the steal going Bucknell way, Richards wanted a foul there, great defense there to force a turnover by Manhattan
P2 3:28 Waterman called for the travel, bad turnover there and Richards with the great defensive play to get the steal and Waterman for 3, Williams with the tip out, and Waterman dives out but it remains a Bucknell ball, and Williams fouls Frazier, 2 shots now, the first one is good, the 2nd one is off the mark, rebound Waterman
P2 4:02 Richards to Wilson who makes Brown need ice on his ankles, in a filthy way and on the other end after a miss Hass hits the shot and gets fouled, 1 shot coming now a 74-59 game. As Masielo calls a TO and the shot is good
P2 5:44 Brown to Thomas who hits the three, now Richards to Ojo who misses the shot now Thomas to Hass to Brown to Foulland who emphatically slams it home, now Richards misses the three and it's a off ball foul, Ojo going to the line for 2 shots, the first one is off the mark, the 2nd one is off the mark and Brown is taking his time up the court, and that was a bad pass right through the hands of Foulland
P2 6:00 Richards to Wilson who passes it to Maloney who misses the two and Allen can't handle the rebound, now Bucknell ball and Thomas calls the TO now a 67-59 Bucknell lead
P2 6:39 Richards now to Allen to Wilson who lays it in with the nice move now Brown is fouled and these refs are really hearing it from the crowd, 2 shots coming, the first one is good, the 2nd one is good
P2 7:35 Mackenzie to Jones to Thomas to Foulland who is fouled by Richards under the basket, 2 shots, the first one is off the mark, the 2nd one is off the mark as well, rebound Jaspers,now Wilson to Richards who hits the lay up with a hand in his face, and that ball is almost stolen and Capuano fouls Jones and Masielo ran away to calm down, the first shot is off the mark, the 2nd shot is good
P2 8:29 push in the back against Bucknell on Mackenzie now Wilson at the line, and the shot is off the mark, now Thomas misses the three and it's a great save by Hass, to Mackenzie to Thomas to Hass to Mackenzie and that ball goes out of bounds, and Masielo calls a TO with 7:37 left and a 64-55 defecit
P2 9:21 Richards to Williams who misses the three and Mackenzie gets the shot blocked and that's a foul on Allen, the crowd doesn't think so, 2 shots coming for Macleay, he misses the first one, the 2nd one is good, now 64-55
P2 10:10 Thomas misses the three rebound Wilson to Richards who nails the 3 and Draddy goes bonkers
P2 10:45 Capuano to Wilson to Capuano to Williams who misses the three rebound Thomas and that's a reach on Ojo, 2 shots coming, the first one is good, the 2nd one is good, now a 63-52 game
P2 11:56 Brown at the line for two the first one is off the mark, in and out, and the 2nd one is good, Wilson now to Williams who misses the lay up and two Jaspers grab the rebound so the Bison get it, Brown fouls Richards, who is getting two shots now, the first one is off the mark and that's all he gets, now Thomas to Foullan and that ball goes out of bounds, off a Manhattan player, now Mackenzie with the errent pass, and Ojo gets the bound after the miss and Masielo calls the TO, 61-52 Bison lead
P2 11:59 After the Richards foul on the other end Manhattan calls a TO
P2 12:02 Richards fouled by Thomas, 2 shots coming, the first one is good, the 2nd one is good, now a 60-52 game
P2 13:21 Richards hits the shot and on the other end Waterman fouls Thomas, the first one is off the mark, in and out the 2nd one is good, now a 60-47 game, Richards misses the lay up and Manhattan gets it out and resets now Richards to Stores to Wilson who nails the NBA rangrwn who is fouled,2 shots coming, TO from coach Steve Masielo a 60-50 game now
P2 14:15 Capuano grabs onto Thomas' arm now 2 shots the first one is good, the 2nd one is off the mark rebound Jaspers, Williams to Stores to Richards to Wilson who passes it to Allen who misses the shot and now Thomas to Foulland who is fouled another 2 shots coming, the first one is good the 2nd one is good
P2 14:57 Hoffman nails the three pointer, now Williams to Richards and Jones is called for the foul, Williams puts up the two and gets his own rebound and is fouled now 2 shots. The first shot is good, the 2nd shot is good
P2 15:52 Now Richards with the great steal and it's a foul on Hoffman under the Manhattan basket, turnover Manhattan to Hoffman who misses the lay up rebound Ojo, now Richards to Capuano and that's a turnover agian and it's a foul on Tyler Wilson
P2 16:12 Williams misses the lay up and Mackenzie fouls Foulland, now Capuano who was fancy for the lay up and on the other end it's a jump Manhattan ball, TO on the floor, it's a 54-43 game
P2 17:16 Hass to Hoffman who lays it up under the basket, and Wilson to Richards to Williams who can't control it and on the other end, Allen fouls Hass who is at the line for two, the first shot is good, the 2nd shot is good
P2 17:53 Richards misses that lay up and on the other end Hass lays it up, as the traveling crowd goes crazy, now Wilson fouled by the Hass, 2 shots coming, the first one is good, the 2nd one is also good, now a 50-41 game
P2 18:03 Hass is fouled by Stores and the first shot is good, the 2nd one is good
P2 19:00 Wilson to Allen who misses the shot rebounded by Brown, to Frazier who hits the 3 now Waterman to Wilson to Richards to Waterman who misses the layup and Thomas committs the charge
P2 20:00 Waterman inbounding to start the 2nd half now Richards to Wilson to Richards who hits the 3,
The Jaspers are back on the floor and the Bison are as well
Q1 :8.1 Richards for three it's off the mark and the buzzer shot is off the mark and the end of the first half it's 43-36 Bucknell lead
Q1 :46.4 Wilson now to Richards who throws the bad pass and Mackenzie lays it in on the other side, now Maloney to Wilson who gets the ball hit out of bounds
Q1 :48.9 Capuano fouls Mackenzie who is at the line for 2, the first one is good, the 2nd one is off the mark, rebounded by Richards who calls the TO, 41-36 Bison lead
Q1 1:26 Wilson now to Capuano to Williams to Wilson to Richards to Williams who misses the mid range jumper and that ball is almost stolen by Williams, Bison call another TO, 40-36 Bison lead
Q1 2:40 the first one is off the mark and the 2nd one is good, now Macknezie to Foulland who throws it off Richards, very smart play there, now Foulland to Mackenzie who tries to draw the foul but to no avail, but he hits the shot, now Stores to Williams who drives and hits the short range jumper
Q1 2:40 and Allen draws the charge, big play there by Allen, now Richards after in bounds, to Williams to Richards who draws the foul
Q1 3:53 Capuano going to the line trying to convert the and 1 continue the Jasper momentum and the shot is good, now Mackenzie to Thomas to Jones who misses the 3
Q1 4:12 Thomas is blocked by Ojo and the bench is going crazy as Capuano draws the and 1 and Bucknell calls the TO
Q1 4:55 Mackenzie to Thomas who misses and that's another offensive rebound, and Thomas is fouled by Capuano, and the first one is good, the 2nd one is good
Q1 5:26 Richards draws the foul from Jones, now Stores to Allen to Waterman to Stores to Allen and that is wrestled by Waterman who draws the and 1! and the shot is off the mark, and there is a jump ball under the basket, Bison get it
Q1 5:40 Capuano is double teamed great play by Azzinaro to force the steal and Allen fouls him, 2 shots coming the first one is good, the 2nd one is good
Q1 5:59 Macleay gets the ball stripped, now Azzinaro and Jones at the line for 2, the first one is good good, the 2nd one is good
Q1 7:05 Capuano to Stores who misses the wide open 3, now Hoffman goes right through the Jasper defense for the basket, and Capuano fouls Azzinaro, who is at the line for 2, the first shot is good, and the 2nd shot is good, Bison now up by 2, 30-28
Q1 7:14 Mackenzie at the line after Wilson punches him in the face, accidentally, his first shot is good, and the 2nd shot is also good now a 28-26 game
Q1 8:08 and Bucknell calls the TO after the foul, now 26-24, the slimest of leads by the Jaspers
Q1 9:23 and Williams has that three go in and out and Capuano made a horrible play and Richards did the same thing reaching for the steal adn going right past the Bucknell player now Stores to Williams for 3 and it's an offensive foul on Azzinaro, which Waterman screamed in glee about, and Frazier to Azzinaro who gets the foul from Waterman
Q1 10:00 Richards swishes home the three, and that ball is tipped out by Stores
Q1 10:42 Richards to Allen who hits the shot, horrible defense giving that wide open three to Jones there by the Jaspers
Q1 11:53 Thomas to the line for two and the first one is good, the second one is off the mark rebounded by Williams, now Wilson to Richards to Stores to Williams to Richards who misses the three, almost stolen on the other end by Stores, good job to keep possesion by Bucknell and under the basket Bucknell's Foulland loses it and it's recovered by the Jaspers
The 6th Borough as the Manhattan students section is called is very loud tonight
Q1 11:56 Macleay is called for the foul and the Jaspers call the TO, now a 18-14 Manhattan lead
Q1 12:28 Frazier to inbound to Macleay who gets fouled by Richards, the first on Richards, Frazier to inbound again and it's stolen by Waterman great play there by Waterman
Q1 13:51 Brown almost gets the ball stolen and the shot by Mackenzie is off the mark but Thomas puts it back now Wilson to Capuano to Richards who misses and Bucknell is speeding up the court, the shot by Macleay is off the mark and Richards draws the foul, 2 shots the first one is good, the 2nd one is good
Q1 15:23 now Capuano with the ball to Stores to Richards who hits the 2 point shot, and Hass to Jones who hits the 3, now Richards to Stores to Capuano back to Stores and Capuano misses the 3, Hoffman hits the 2 point shot
Q1 16:16 Wilson to Williams and there is a foul on Ojo again, very quick fouls there for Ojo, after the block Hoffman puts it in now 11-7 and at the first TO the score here is 11-7.
Q1 16:57 Richards nails the 3 to put the Jaspers up 9-5, and the Capuano with the steal and the basket for the Jaspers now Ojo called for the foul again
Q1 17:23 Foulland is fouled by Ojo 1 shot coming and the first one is good
Q1 17:40 Wilson to Waterman to Allen who hits the shot and Wilson is called for the foul
Q1 18:28 Thomas who puts it up and in, now Waterman to Allen who is blocked, Richards misses the shot, and it goes out
Q1 18:56 Wilson to Waterman who misses the shot, but it's put back now a 4-0 game, foul on Stores
Q1 20:00 The tip is won by Bucknell, Foulland and the ball goes out, Manhattan ball, Richards to inbound, foul on Bucknell, and the inbounds to Richards to Wilson back to Richards who nails the shot 2-0 and good defense by Manhattan getting the rebound Wilson now to Richards for the long 3 and it's off the mark
Rashawn Stores playing in his first game of the season tonight for the Jaspers
As the baseball saying goes, play ball!
The teams are breaking it down with only a few minutes until game time
The Bison and now the Jaspers are taking the floor with 10 minutes about until gametime!
Just ran into the great Vin Parise with his two sons at the game, very entertaining to see him!
15 minutes until game time
The Jaspers are leaving the court for the locker room and Bucknell is leaving now
20 minutes until gametime and the captains are meeting at center court, as gametime is nearing here!
Just arrived here to Draddy Gymnasium for Bucknell Bison at Manhattan Jaspers less than half an hour until gametime!
The Manhattan University Jaspers welcome the Bucknell University Bison to Draddy Gymnasium in Riverdale, New York on Saturday night. The defending MAAC champion Jaspers come into this game with a record of 0-1 after their 89-63 loss to Saint Mary’s in Moraga, California last Monday. The Bison come into this game with a 2-1 record after losing to Wake Forest in their first game of the season last Sunday and then beat Robert Morris 81-76 a few days ago on Wednesday.
In the loss for the Jaspers, they were powered by former York Prep Panther and current Manhattan senior Shane Richards who had 23 points which was a game high. Manhattan struggled in the first almost ten minutes of the 2nd half against St. Mary as they only scored seven points while the Gaels took advantage and grew their lead. In the win for the Bison sophomore Zach Thomas powered them with 19 points. These two teams have not played against each other as of 1996-97.
The New York Post reported on Monday that junior Jermaine Lawrence, who transferred to Manhattan from Cincinnati last season, would no longer play for the Jaspers. That came a few days after Lawrence was suspended for half a season after failing a drug test due to weed. Lawrence, after the suspension, withdrew from the school.
The key players for the Jaspers are senior Shane Richards and Rich Williams who are two of the Manhattan leaders this season. Richards is the best three point shooter in Manhattan Jaspers history as he set the record last season for most three points in a career. Richards hit three 3s on four attempts in the last game. Manhattan needs “Suga” Shane to take more threes against the Bison and hit them for them to win this game. Richards was a preseason pick for All MAAC 2nd team. Williams is a junior this season and has consistently been one of the Jaspers best options off the bench. He had 16 points, seven rebounds, and 4-11 shooting in the loss. He needs to shoot the ball better in this one for the Jaspers to get the win and continue to make an impact when Jaspers Head Coach Steve Masiello calls upon him. In his career, Williams is averaging 5.2 points per game and a paltry 0.7 threes per game. Williams needs to come into this game at what could be a critical time for the Jaspers and make an immediate impact on both ends of the floor. For the Jaspers to win they have to get impacts out of Shane Richards and Rich Williams.
The key players for the Bucknell Bison are sophomore Zach Thomas and senior Chris Hass. Thomas led the Bison to the win on Wednesday with 19 points, six rebounds and perfect from the free throw line, five for five. He only took one three against Robert Morris and missed the shot. To help the Bison get to 3-1, Thomas needs to play really well by forcing his way to the line and hitting his shots when he gets them inside. Hass has already scored 62 points in three games this season and played well against Robert Morris getting 18 points, with three rebounds, and three assists. Hass is going to be really big in this game for the Bison on both sides of the ball, he’s not a star but he’s a very good player who is good on both sides of the ball. For the Bison to win they need impacts on both sides of the ball from Chris Hass and Zach Thomas.
The keys to the game for the Manhattan Jaspers are to hold onto the ball and more consistently hit their shots. The Jaspers had 16 turnovers in their loss, so for them to win this game they need to hold onto the ball more so they can get good opportunities. In the loss to St. Mary’s their field goal percentage was only 38.1% to beat a pretty good Bucknell team they have to more consistently hit their shots, especially in the paint. The Jaspers had zero blocks in their last game so they need to change that in this game and block some Bison shots.
The keys to the game for the Bison is the same as the Jaspers, don’t turn the ball over and hit the three ball better than they did in the last game. In Bucknell’s last game they had 18 turnovers and still managed to take down the Robert Morris Colonials. Manhattan is a much better team than Robert Morris, so the Bison can’t expect to win this game turning the ball over so much. They only hit the three at a 38.1% clip last game; if they want to win they have to hit the shot from behind the arch more.
What the Manhattan Jaspers have to do in order to get their first win of the season in their home opener is avoid mistakes. Mistakes such as getting in foul trouble sending the Bison to the free throw line and get the easy baskets in the paint that the Bison will give them. What the Bison have to do in order to improve to 3-1 is get to the free throw line and force turnovers.
The Bucknell Bison are 2-1 on the season and will travel to Riverdale, NY in this one for a matchup with the Manhattan Jaspers who are 0-1 on the season.
Welcome to VAVEL College Basketball's live coverage of the Bucknell Bison vs Manhattan Jaspers. I'm Max O'Neill and I'll be providing play-by-play updates, commentary, and results of the game. The game starts at 7:00 PM EST at the Draddy Gymnasium in Riverdale, New York. VAVEL USA will be providing coverage pre-game, during the game, and post-game.