MAAC Tournament......Day 3
I have to admit between this and moving from our apartment to a new house, I'm pretty gassed, but I'm back to give it a go for what should be a great day.
Right now, Iona leads Fairfield 60-57 with 3:30 to go.
Here's my preview for Day 3
DAY 3: MAAC Tournament
Matchups: Women's Semifinals/Men's Quarterfinals
No. 2 Iona vs. No. 3 Fairfield
No. 1 Marist vs. No. 5 Saint Peter's, 11:30 a.m.
No. 4 Loyola vs. No. 5 Fairfield, 2:15 p.m.
No. 1 Siena vs. No. 8 Manhattan, 4:30 p.m.
No. 2 Rider vs. No. 7 Iona/No. 10 Canisius, 7:30 p.m.
No. 3 Niagara vs. No. 6 Marist, 10 p.m.
Game of the Day: Loyola vs. Fairfield
The Stags seem to be one of the teams that match up with the Greyhounds the best. The two teams split the regular season meetings with Loyola winning by four in Bridgeport, while Fairfield won by two in Baltimore.
Matchup of the Day: Louie McCroskey, Marist vs. Charron Fisher, Niagara
The Syracuse transfer McCroskey is back after missing 10 games towards the end of the year with a fracture in his foot, but he is one of the keys for the Red Foxes to move on. Fisher is the nation's leading scorer at 27.8 points per game and he can lead the Purple Eagles to a win on his own.
What to Watch for: Marist and Saint Peter's meeting in the women's semifinal will be the third time the two teams have played since Feb. 27. The Red Foxes won by 13 both times, but the Peahens are coming off of an emoitional victory and the Red Foxes are coming off one of their toughest games of the year.
2:47: There will be a rematch in the Women's championship game as Iona defeated Fairfield 74-69 and Marist held off Saint Peter's 78-67. Both team seem ready to go for tomorrow's rematch.
This will be Marist's fifth conseuctive trip to the title game and they will be looking for their fourth win over that span tomorrow morning at 11 a.m.
Loyola and Fairfield are tied at 5 with 15:32 to go in the first half and I will switch over to a different blog to give updates on the four quarterfinal games.