2017–18 Manhattan Jaspers basketball team

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2017–18 Manhattan Jaspers men's basketball
Manhattan Wordmark.jpg
ConferenceMetro Atlantic Athletic Conference
2017–18 record14–17 (9–9 MAAC)
Head coachSteve Masiello (7th season)
Assistant coachMatt Grady
Assistant coachShawn Finney
Assistant coachMichael Alvarado
Home arenaDraddy Gymnasium
Seasons
2017–18 MAAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Rider 15 3   .833     22 10   .688
Canisius 15 3   .833     21 12   .636
Niagara 12 6   .667     19 14   .576
Iona 11 7   .611     20 14   .588
Manhattan 9 9   .500     14 17   .452
Fairfield 9 9   .500     17 16   .515
Quinnipiac 7 11   .389     12 21   .364
Monmouth 7 11   .389     11 20   .355
Saint Peter's 6 12   .333     14 18   .438
Siena 4 14   .222     8 24   .250
Marist 4 14   .222     6 25   .194
2018 MAAC Tournament winner

The 2017–18 Manhattan Jaspers basketball team represented Manhattan College during the 2017–18 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Jaspers, led by seventh-year head coach Steve Masiello, played their home games at Draddy Gymnasium in Riverdale, New York as members of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. They finished the season 14–17, 9–9 in MAAC play to finish in a tie for fifth place. They lost in the quarterfinals of the MAAC Tournament to Iona.

Previous season[edit]

The Jaspers finished the 2016–17 season 10–22, 5–15 in MAAC play to finish in a tie for tenth place. They lost in the first round of the MAAC Tournament to Rider.

Roster[edit]

2017–18 Manhattan Jaspers men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
F 0 Warren Williams 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Fr Kingston, Jamaica
G 2 Patrick Strzala 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Bayonne, New Jersey
G 3 Zavier Turner 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 175 lb (79 kg) RS Sr Indianapolis, Indiana
F 4 Zane Waterman 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Sr Winston-Salem, North Carolina
G 5 Jesse Boyce 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So Thornwood, New York
G 10 Nehemiah Mack 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
G 11 Aaron Walker Jr. 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 203 lb (92 kg) So Brooklyn, New York
F 14 Calvin Crawford 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 210 lb (95 kg) RS Sr Middletown, New York
G 21 Matt Maloney 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jr Somers, New York
G 22 Thomas Capuano 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jr Hastings-on-Hudson, New York
G 23 Rich Williams 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) RS Sr Brooklyn, New York
F 24 Ebube Ebube 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Fr San Juan, Puerto Rico
F 32 Kevin Salis 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Cornwall, New York
F 33 Pauly Paulicap 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) So Elmont, New York
G 52 Samson Usilo 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 215 lb (98 kg) RS Jr Lagos, Nigeria
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: November 15, 2017

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Nov 3, 2017*
8:00 pm
Sacred Heart
Hurricane Relief Charity Exhibition
L 71–81 
Draddy Gymnasium 
Riverdale, NY
Nov 8, 2017*
7:00 pm
NYIT W 117–72 
Draddy Gymnasium 
Riverdale, NY
Non-conference regular season
Nov 15, 2017*
7:00 pm
St. Francis Brooklyn W 80–79 OT 1–0
Draddy Gymnasium (1,018)
Riverdale, NY
Nov 18, 2017*
1:00 pm, ESPN3
Harvard W 73–69  2–0
Draddy Gymnasium (1,250)
Riverdale, NY
Nov 20, 2017*
11:00 am
vs. UMKC
Gulf Coast Showcase quarterfinals
L 63–74  2–1
Germain Arena 
Estero, FL
Nov 21, 2017*
11:00 am
vs. Missouri State
Gulf Coast Showcase consolation 2nd round
L 65–69  2–2
Germain Arena 
Estero, FL
Nov 22, 2017*
11:00 am
vs. Northern Illinois
Gulf Coast Showcase 7th place game
L 68–70  2–3
Germain Arena (868)
Estero, FL
Nov 26, 2017*
2:00 pm
at Fordham L 57–70  2–4
Rose Hill Gymnasium (1,823)
Bronx, NY
Dec 1, 2017*
11:30 am, CBSSN
vs. Holy Cross
Hall of Fame Belfast Classic semifinals
W 70–54  3–4
SSE Arena (5,256)
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Dec 2, 2017*
12:00 pm, CBSSN
vs. Towson
Hall of Fame Belfast Classic
L 55–56  3–5
SSE Arena (3,882)
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Dec 09, 2017*
7:00 pm
Morgan State W 80–66  4–5
Draddy Gymnasium (952)
Riverdale, NY
Dec 16, 2017*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Tulsa L 66–80  4–6
Reynolds Center (3,382)
Tulsa, OK
Dec 20, 2017*
7:00 pm
vs. Hofstra
Garden City Showcase
W 63–61  5–6
Adelphi's Center for Recreation and Sports (1,019)
Garden City, NY
Dec 23, 2017*
12:00 pm, FSN
at No. 23 Seton Hall L 62–74  5–7
Prudential Center (8,001)
Newark, NJ
MAAC regular season
Dec 30, 2017
7:00 pm
Fairfield W 61–58  6–7
(1–0)
Draddy Gymnasium (1,523)
Riverdale, NY
Jan 2, 2018
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Marist W 101–96 OT 7–7
(2–0)
McCann Field House (893)
Poughkeepsie, NY
Jan 5, 2018
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Monmouth L 66–77  7–8
(2–1)
OceanFirst Bank Center (2,506)
West Long Branch, NJ
Jan 7, 2018
6:00 pm
Rider L 76–82  7–9
(2–2)
Draddy Gymnasium (521)
Riverdale, NY
Jan 11, 2018
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Fairfield W 59–53  8–9
(3–2)
Webster Bank Arena (1,214)
Bridgeport, CT
Jan 13, 2018
7:00 pm
Siena W 72–61  9–9
(4–2)
Draddy Gymnasium (1,013)
Riverdale, NY
Jan 19, 2018
9:00 pm, ESPNU
Canisius L 59–68  9–10
(4–3)
Draddy Gymnasium (1,567)
Riverdale, NY
Jan 21, 2018
12:00 pm
at Saint Peter's W 68–57  10–10
(5–3)
Yanitelli Center (726)
Jersey City, NJ
Jan 24, 2018
7:00 pm
at Niagara L 63–72  10–11
(5–4)
Gallagher Center (1,058)
Lewiston, NY
Jan 27, 2018
7:00 pm
vs. Iona
MAAC Tripleheader
L 65–78  10–12
(5–5)
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum (2,545)
Uniondale, NY
Jan 30, 2018
7:00 pm
Marist L 59–62  10–13
(5–6)
Draddy Gymnasium (981)
Riverdale, NY
Feb 2, 2018
7:00 pm
at Siena W 51–47  11–13
(6–6)
Times Union Center (7,372)
Albany, NY
Feb 8, 2018
7:00 pm
at Rider L 73–77  11–14
(6–7)
Alumni Gymnasium (1,514)
Lawrenceville, NJ
Feb 10, 2018
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Monmouth W 93–76  12–14
(7–7)
Draddy Gymnasium (1,109)
Riverdale, NY
Feb 15, 2018
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Quinnipiac L 70–71  12–15
(7–8)
TD Bank Sports Center (1,271)
Hamden, CT
Feb 18, 2018
2:00 pm
Niagara W 82–72  13–15
(8–8)
Draddy Gymnasium (1,074)
Riverdale, NY
Feb 23, 2018
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Iona L 75–88  13–16
(8–9)
Hynes Athletic Center (2,411)
New Rochelle, NY
Feb 25, 2018
6:00 pm, ESPN3
Quinnipiac W 92–86 2OT 14–16
(9–9)
Draddy Gymnasium (1,259)
Riverdale, NY
MAAC Tournament
Mar 3, 2018
9:00 pm, ESPN3
(5) vs. (4) Iona
Quarterfinals
L 60–72  14–17
Times Union Center (2,630)
Albany, NY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time Source[1].

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