Hudson Valley Sports Report

Marist men’s basketball finalizes 2013-14 schedule

POUGHKEEPSIE – The addition of Elon College has put the final touch on the Marist College men’s basketball schedule for 2013-14, the school announced Thursday.

Marist’s home opener will take place against Elon on Sunday, Nov. 10. Last year, the Phoenix finished 21-12, and competed in the postseason tournament. The addition of Elon to the schedule gives Marist a guaranteed seven games against teams which advanced to postseason play last year, pending the team’s results in the Paradise Jam tournament.

“We are pleased to add another quality opponent to our non-league schedule, and most importantly another home game,” new Marist coach Jeff Bower said in a statemet. “Elon is another quality team coming off postseason experience that remains consistent with our other non-conference opponents.”

With the addition of Monmouth and Quinnipiac to the conference, MAAC teams will have a 20-game conference schedule for the first time in the 2013-14 season. In the first week of MAAC play, Marist will face the two teams that met in last year’s conference championship game. The Red Foxes will play in the first game of the entire conference season on Wednesday, Dec. 4 when they travel to defending champion Iona. Two nights later, Marist will face Manhattan in its McCann Arena MAAC opener.

“The release of the MAAC schedule now allows us to see when and where we’ll be competing,” Bower said, “and is the final piece heading into the start of training camp.”

Following these two games, Marist will play three non-conference games to close out the 2013 calendar year. The Red Foxes will resume MAAC play on Thursday, Jan. 2 with a home contest against Fairfield, and will host Canisius four nights later.

The following weekend will feature a pair of road games against Siena (Friday, Jan. 10) and Manhattan (Sunday, Jan. 12). Marist will then return home for contests against Rider (Saturday, Jan. 18) and Saint Peter’s (Monday, Jan. 20). The Red Foxes will next have their annual western New York swing as they will face Niagara (Friday, Jan. 24) and Canisius (Sunday, Jan. 26).

Home match-ups follow against Monmouth (Thursday, Jan. 30) and Niagara (Saturday, Feb. 1), which precede back-to-back road games against Rider (Thursday, Feb. 6) and Quinnipiac (Monday, Feb. 10). Marist will then host Siena (Friday, Feb. 14) before traveling to Monmouth (Sunday, Feb. 16).

In the season’s final two weekends, Marist will alternate road and home games. Marist travels to Saint Peter’s (Thursday, Feb. 20), and will follow by hosting Iona (Sunday, Feb. 23). The Red Foxes’ final road game is at Fairfield (Friday, Feb. 28), and its regular-season finale is against Quinnipiac (Sunday, March 2).

The schedule includes two home games apiece for the Red Foxes on Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The 2014 MAAC Basketball Championships will be held at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Mass., from Thursday, March 6 through Monday, March 10.

Game times will be announced at a later date. This season’s MAAC television broadcast schedule will be announced on Sept. 11 as part of the conference’s “2013-14 Preseason Hoops Show.”


 Fri, Nov 08  Stony Brook Stony Brook, N.Y.   TBA
  Sun, Nov 10  Elon Poughkeepsie, N.Y.   TBA
  Wed, Nov 13  St. Joseph’s Philadelphia, Pa.   TBA
  Sat, Nov 16  Providence Providence, R.I.   TBA
Paradise Jam
  Fri, Nov 22  Maryland U.S. Virgin Islands   TBA
  Sat, Nov 23 –  TBD U.S. Virgin Islands   TBA
 Sun, Nov 24
  Mon, Nov 25  TBD U.S. Virgin Islands   TBA
  Wed, Dec 04
 Iona *
New Rochelle, N.Y.   TBA
  Fri, Dec 06  Manhattan * Poughkeepsie, N.Y.   TBA
  Sun, Dec 15  College of Charleston Charleston, S.C.   TBA
  Fri, Dec 20  Bucknell Poughkeepsie, N.Y.   TBA
  Sun, Dec 22  Penn Poughkeepsie, N.Y.   TBA
  Thu, Jan 02  Fairfield * Poughkeepsie, N.Y.   TBA
  Mon, Jan 06  Canisius * Poughkeepsie, N.Y.   TBA
  Fri, Jan 10  Siena * Albany, N.Y.   TBA
  Sun, Jan 12  Manhattan * Riverdale, N.Y.   TBA
  Sat, Jan 18  Rider * Poughkeepsie, N.Y.   TBA
  Mon, Jan 20  Saint Peter’s * Poughkeepsie, N.Y.   TBA
  Fri, Jan 24  Niagara * Niagara University, N.Y.   TBA
  Sun, Jan 26  Canisius * Buffalo, N.Y.   TBA
  Thu, Jan 30  Monmouth * Poughkeepsie, N.Y.   TBA
  Sat, Feb 01  Niagara * Poughkeepsie, N.Y.   TBA
  Thu, Feb 06  Rider * Lawrenceville, N.J.   TBA
  Mon, Feb 10  Quinnipiac * Hamden, Conn.   TBA
  Fri, Feb 14  Siena * Poughkeepsie, N.Y.   TBA
  Sun, Feb 16  Monmouth * West Long Branch, N.J.   TBA
  Thu, Feb 20  Saint Peter’s * Jersey City, N.J.   TBA
  Sun, Feb 23  Iona * Poughkeepsie, N.Y.   TBA
  Fri, Feb 28  Fairfield * Bridgeport, Conn.   TBA
  Sun, Mar 02  Quinnipiac Poughkeepsie, N.Y.   TBA
  Thu, Mar 06  MAAC Championships Springfield, Mass.   TBA
* Conference Games

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