The Louisville Cardinals got the surprise of being named a 4 seed by the NCAA committee. They have a chance to play St. Louis, Wichita State, Kentucky, Michigan and/or Duke in their region, but first they must take on the Manhattan Jaspers. Jaspers got the NCAA berth after winning the MAAC title.
Game will be Thursday.
They have a record of 25-7, 15-5 in the MAAC.
Coach: Steve Masiello, who was an assistant coach at Louisville under Rick Pitino before taking the job at Manhattan in 2011.
Best Player: George Beamon, 6’4″ senior wing. Averages 19.2 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game.
# of Seniors: 3
# of Freshman: 4
Quality Wins: Two wins over Iona, South Carolina, Buffalo.
Bad Losses: Siena, Fairfield, Fordham
Points per game: 77.4
Opponent points per game: 70
Field Goal Percentage: 45.1 percent
Three-point Percentage: 36.7 percent
Free Throw Percentage: 66.2 percent
Rebounds Per Game: 37.6
Assists Per Game: 13.2
Steals Per Game: 8.3
Blocks Per Game: 6.1
Manhattan Jaspers Roster
|32||Carlton Allen||C||6-10||240||Fr.||Ewing, NJ|
|31||Michael Alvarado||G||6-2||180||Sr.||Bronx, NY|
|13||Emmy Andujar||F||6-6||205||Jr.||Bronx, NY|
|24||George Beamon||G-F||6-4||175||Sr.||Roslyn, NY|
|5||Rhamel Brown||F-C||6-7||230||Sr.||Brooklyn, NY|
|1||CJ Jones||G||6-0||175||Soph.||Chicago, IL|
|33||Donovan Kates||G||6-6||200||Jr.||Hopkinsville, KY|
|15||Adam Lacey||C||6-10||230||Soph.||Chula Vista, CA|
|30||Ashton Pankey||F||6-10||225||Soph.||Bronx, NY|
|0||Shane Richards||F||6-5||185||Soph.||New York, NY|
|12||RaShawn Stores||G||5-11||190||Jr.||Bronx, NY|
|23||Rich Williams||G||6-5||190||Fr.||Brooklyn, NY|
|2||Tyler Wilson||G||6-0||175||Fr.||Bronx, NY|