NYC Metro Update: Thanksgiving Week Schedule

November 23rd, 2009

Weekly Honors

America East: Stony Brook F/G Tommy Brenton was named to the conference's Honor Roll due to his averages of 10.5 points and 11.5 rebounds per game last week. The Seawolves are 3-0 for the first time since 1994. 

Atlantic 10: Fordham F Chris Gaston was named to the Honor Roll due to his averages of fifteen points and ten rebounds per game in three games. The freshman has a pair of double-doubles to his credit thus far.

Big East: Seton Hall G Jeremy Hazell, who scored thirty-three points in the Pirates' 89-79 win at Cornell, was named to the conference's Honor Roll. 

Colonial Athletic: Hofstra freshman F Halil Kanicevic was named CAA Co-Rookie of the Week thanks to averages of 8.0 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per game in a 2-1 week for the Pride. 

Ivy: Columbia G Norwua Agho, who averaged 18.5 ppg in two games, was named Ivy League Co-Player of the Week. 

Metro Atlantic: Iona freshman F Mike McFadden was named MAAC Rookie of the Week. McFadden averaged ten points and four rebounds in the Gaels' 2-0 week. 

Northeast: LIU freshman F Kenny Onyechi was named Choice Hotels NEC Rookie of the Week. Onyechi averaged 10.5 points and 4.0 rebounds in two games and currently leads the conference in field goal percentage.

Patriot: Army G Cleveland Richard was an honorable mention selection for his play last week, averaging 13.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 4.0 steals per game in a 2-0 week for the Black Knights. 

Monday's Results

Charlotte 88, Yale 74
Eastern Kentucky 68, Fairleigh Dickinson 39
Manhattan 73, Florida Atlantic 66
Army 56, Harvard 53
Hofstra 70, Elon 46
Fairfield 72, American 56

Noteworthy Games

- Iona (3-0) will take part in the Old Spice Classic in Orlando, opening with a deep and talented Florida State squad in the final game of Thursday's four-game slate. Scott Machado leads the Gaels in scoring and assists, and six players are averaging 7.7 points or more per game. Their balance is what will have to win games for Kevin Willard this season, and they've done well to this point in the season. 

- Rider (2-2) heads to Cancun looking to break a two-game losing skid in which the Broncs have lost by a combined sixty-one points to Virginia and Kentucky. Rider takes on Florida A&M Tuesday morning. 

- Stony Brook (3-0) puts their undefeated mark on the line Tuesday night at Rhode Island in what should be an interesting game. A win here would be big for Steve Pikiell's program and they've got the depth to do it. But they're going to need to slow down Delroy James and Keith Cothran to name two Rams. 

- Fordham (1-3) visits Manhattan (2-2) on Saturday night and the Jaspers have received improved play from senior Antoine Pearson in recent games. Pearson had 18 points, 9 rebounds and four assists in their win over Florida Atlantic. 

- Rutgers (2-1) heads south to Atlantic City for the Legends Classic, taking on UMass on Friday night followed by either Florida or Michigan State Saturday night. The Scarlet Knights are coming off of a 77-71 loss to Vermont on Sunday. 

- St. John's (3-0) will be tested in Philadelphia this weekend, playing Siena on Friday night in the Hoop Group Classic followed by Temple on Saturday. They've had close calls against competition not held in high regard by prognosticators so it will be interesting to see how the Red Storm perform. 

- Seton Hall (3-0) hosts LIU (1-2) on Saturday night, but the Blackbirds will have to deal with Saint Peter's (1-2) on Tuesday in a game that both teams need at this juncture in the season. 

- Marist (0-2) continues their six-game road trip to begin the season with a visit to New Hampshire on Saturday, and Chuck Martin's young team has shown that they will compete for forty minutes. How many games they win will depend upon their offensive efficiency; they'll be hard-pressed to outscore people in shootouts. 

- Fairfield (3-1) has a second road game this week, visiting Howard on Wednesday night. The Stags got eighteen points from Yorel Hawkins in their win at American on Monday. With both American and Howard in the nation's capital Ed Cooley's team won't have to travel far. 

- Monmouth (1-3), losers of three straight games, head west to take part in a round-robin tournament at Wyoming this weekend. The Hawks will face Wyoming, Pepperdine and Hampton in Laramie, WY.

- Sacred Heart (2-2) will look to end their two-game skid at Penn State on Wednesday night. Corey Hassan leads the team in scoring and rebounding with averages of 26.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. 

- St. Francis (NY) (0-3) has a pair of tough roadies this week: at UMass on Tuesday followed by a trip to Colgate on Saturday. The Minutemen will look to run while the Raiders have one of the Patriot League's best players in G Kyle Roemer. 

- Wagner (0-2) has a pair of games this week as well: at NJIT (1-2) on Tuesday and Bucknell at home on Saturday night. The Highlanders will follow up Tuesday's meeting with a trip to Stony Brook on Saturday afternoon. 

- Army (3-1) takes on a second consecutive Ivy League opponent on Saturday, hosting Yale (1-3) on Saturday. The Bulldogs, who lost to Charlotte Monday night, will take on Elon on Tuesday. 

- Columbia (1-1) takes on a pair of challenges this week: Bucknell at home followed by a trip to #9 Syracuse on Saturday. 

- Princeton (2-1) will embark on a three-game road trip, beginning with a pair of games this week. The Tigers follow up a game at George Washington Tuesday night with a trip to Berkeley to face California on Sunday.