Siena Saints men's basketball
The Siena Saints men's basketball team represents Siena College in Loudonville, New York, United States. The NCAA Division I program competes in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and the annual Franciscan Cup; the Saints are coached by Carmen Maciariello Carmen Maciariello. He was named the program's 18th head coach in school history on March 25, 2019. Siena plays its home games at the 14,500 all-seater Times Union Center in downtown Albany. Since 1988, the team has appeared in six NCAA Tournaments and five NIT Tournaments. Siena has advanced to the Round of 32 three times in program history. In 1989 they defeated Stanford 80-78. In 2008 Siena beat Vanderbilt 83-62 and the following year they edged Ohio State 74-72 in double overtime. In 2014 Siena competed in their first College Basketball Invitational tournament and won the championship defeating Stony Brook, Penn State, Illinois State and Fresno State two games to one in the best-of-three championship series. Siena's cumulative record in postseason play is 18–13.
Carmen Maciariello, Head Coach In 1989, Siena stars Marc Brown and Steve McCoy led the school to their greatest triumph an 80-78 victory over third seeded Stanford in the NCAA Tournament. The 1993-1994 Saints finished 25-8 making all the way to the NIT final four at Madison Square Garden defeating such teams as Georgia Tech, Tulane and Kansas State. Siena’s Doremus Bennerman capped his brilliant college career with a 51-point outburst against Kansas State, winning most outstanding player honors in the NIT. Brown and Bennerman are the only two men to score 2,000 points or more. After coach Mike Deane left to take the head coaching job at Marquette, Siena suffered through a terrible 22-59 three-year tenure under Bob Beyer, fired. Siena hired Villanova assistant Paul Hewitt to resurrect the program. Hewitt did so leading the Saints to a 66-27 record during his three years, winning the MAAC tournament championship in 1999 and taking regular season crown in 2000. Hewitt would leave after the 1999-2000 season to take over at Georgia Tech.
Louis Orr coached the team for one season before leaving for Seton Hall University. Siena hired Rob Lanier, an assistant under Rick Barnes at University of Texas. In Lanier's first year Siena struggled through a brutal regular season going 12-18; however the team went on to win the MAAC championship on their home floor and become the first team since Bradley in 1955 to win an NCAA Tournament game with a losing record as they defeated Alcorn State 81-77 in the play in game. Siena would gain an NIT berth in 2003, going 21-11 and beating Big East member Providence along the way, they defeated Villanova and Western Michigan in the NIT before being eliminated by Alabama-Birmingham. Lanier's final two years brought much frustration among Siena fans. In 2003-04, Siena started off 3-0 only to lose their next 10 games and finish the season a disappointing 14-16. Lanier's final year saw an injury-plagued Siena team finish with a program worst 24 losses and he was fired after that season. Fran McCaffery was hired to April 1, 2005 as the 14th coach in Siena history, the 8th at the Division 1 level.
McCaffery inherited a team with only a handful of scholarship athletes because several players loyal to coach Lanier transferred to other programs, including Jack McClinton, who went on to earn first team all-ACC honors at the University of Miami. McCaffery's first recruit landed was Kenny Hasbrouck who would go on to score 1,918 points at Siena, earning MAAC Rookie of the Year, MAAC Player of the Year and Mid-Major Player of the Year honors along the way. Hasbrouck started all 128 of his games as a Saint and upon graduation became only the second Siena player to have his jersery retired. McCaffery guided Siena to a 15-13 record despite being picked to finish last in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Siena had memorable wins over cross-town rival Albany 82-74 in overtime, as well as an 82-76 triumph at eventual MAAC champion Iona; the Saints clinched a first round bye in the MAAC tournament with a thrilling 98-92 double overtime victory over Niagara on senior day. Siena's season ended with a heartbreaking 63-62 loss to St. Peter's in the MAAC quarterfinals.
The Saints started at 11-10 before winning 9 of 10 games to reach the MAAC championship game losing to Niagara 83-79. Siena finished at 20-12. Once again Siena defeated Albany in another instant classic game 76-75 in double overtime. Siena was one of the youngest teams in the conference as five of their top eight players were underclassmen. Freshman Edwin Ubiles shared the Rookie of the Year award in the MAAC becoming the second player in as many years to win it for the Saints. Kenny Hasbrouck captured the honor in 2005-2006. On November 17 McCaffery guided Siena to a 79-67 victory over #20 Stanford University in Albany, NY at the Times Union Center; the win was Siena's first over a ranked opponent since the 1989 NCAA tournament first round against Stanford. Siena once again defeated Albany 75-71 for their sixth win in seven tries against the Great Danes since the series resumed. Siena dominated their Bracketbuster game against another quality mid-major school; the Saints defeated Manhattan, Loyola College, Rider to win the MAAC Tournament and clinch a bid in the NCAA Tournament.
During Selection Sunday, the Saints received a #13 seed in the Midwest Region of the 2008 NCAA Tournament. The Saints went on to upset the 4th seeded Vanderbilt Commodores in the first round of the tournament 83-62; the Saints were led by junior Kenny Hasbrouck who scored a team hi
MassMutual Center is a multi-purpose arena and convention center complex located in downtown Springfield, Massachusetts, in the city's Metro Center across from Court Square. The facility opened in 1972 and serves as western New England's premier mid-sized venue for meetings, sporting events and entertainment. Owned and operated by the City of Springfield and various management groups until 1997, the city transferred ownership of the facility to the Massachusetts Legislature. Shortly after, ownership was given to the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority who in turn began working on plans to renovate and expand the facility; the two-year project, which began in 2003, included renovations to the 8,000 seat arena and the addition of a state-of-the-art convention center. MGM Springfield began operating the venue on behalf of the MCCA in July 2017 in advance of its casino/hotel/retail development opening the next year. In 2005, the venue was renamed when Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company entered into a 15-year naming rights agreement for the arena and convention center.
The name change took place on September 29, 2005. The venue is home to the Springfield Thunderbirds of the American Hockey League and American International Yellow Jackets who compete in NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey. In the fall of 2003, the renovation project was publicly announced and demolition of the bank sitting next to the building, along with the facility's plaza and exhibit hall began. In the fall of 2005, the $71 million renovation project was completed; the renovation included a new arena floor with new pipelines for the ice rink and new chillers installed. Upgrades to the buildings electrical system as well as the heating and air conditioning system with a new dehumidification system were installed. Audio and Video upgrades were made with a new four-sided center hung scoreboard with video display and a new sound system; the project included a new seating arrangement with 6,455 permanent seats and 222 club seats. New amenities to the arena include a bar and lounge, clubroom, an executive suite, new larger restrooms, 11 newly refurbished concession stands.
The main entrance was relocated from Main Street to Bruce Landon Way where a new box office and lobby were added. The arena was still operational during the two-year project, funded by city and state tax payers and other state funds; the main entrance for the arena is located on Bruce Landon Way. The arena has 3 levels: Event Level: Box Office, Administrative Offices, Thunderbirds Office and Team Store. Concourse Level: Lower and Upper Bowl Seating, Center Grille Restaurant, Breakaway Bar & Lounge. Upper Level: Press Boxes, The Executive Perch. In the summer of 2015 the MCCA approved a multimillion dollar technology upgrade to the venue; this project consisted of a new 18-foot by 12-foot 4 sided center hung LED video board that replaced the existing scoreboard in the arena as well as the replacement of the arena lighting system to new LED lighting. With renovations to the existing arena, a new convention center was added. With 100,000 sq ft, it is the largest convention center in Western Massachusetts.
It includes two exhibition halls, which total over 40,000 sq ft, 3 ballrooms that total 15,000 sq ft with back of house kitchen, 5 meeting rooms that total some 9,000 sq ft, 21,000 sq ft of pre-function space. It connects both arena to add an additional 19,000 sq ft of floor space. Additionally, the pre-function space overlooks the city skyline, including a viewing area known as the glass alcove which gives panoramic views of downtown; the convention center is able to host galas, weddings and trade shows, conventions and many other functions of various sizes. The main entrance for the convention center is located on Bruce Landon Way. There are 2 levels: Event Level: Meeting Rooms 1–5, Exhibition Halls A & B Upper Level: Ballrooms A, B, C, Glass Alcove The arena hosted the Hartford Whalers of the National Hockey League, while the Hartford Civic Center was undergoing renovations, because of a 1978 roof collapse; the arena hosted the 16th edition of the World Wrestling Federation's Saturday Night's Main Event.
It hosted the 19th WWF In Your House pay-per-view in 1997. The center has hosted WWE Monday Night RAW and two WWE SmackDown! shows. The center was where The Mountie defeated Bret "Hitman" Hart for the WWF Intercontinental Championship on January 17, 1992, he would lose the title two days to Rowdy Roddy Piper at the Knickerbocker Arena in Albany, New York at the Royal Rumble. The building has hosted an American Hockey League franchise, since it opened in 1972. Between the 1972–73 AHL season and 1993–94 AHL season, the building hosted the Springfield Indians franchise. Since 1994, the Center was the home of the Springfield Falcons; the Falcons won the Northeast Division Championship in the 2012–13 and 2013–14 seasons while serving as the AHL affiliate of the Columbus Blue Jackets. The team was relocated to Tucson, Arizona; the Falcons were replaced with the Springfield Thunderbirds for the 2016–17 season. The building, located in the "Birthplace of Basketball", has hosted numerous NCAA Men's Division II Basketball Championships, first in 1977 from 1980 to 1994, 2006 through 2011.
The tournament moved to the Kentucky suburbs of Cincinnati in 2012 and 2013. It hosted the first six NCAA Wo
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Times Union Center
The Times Union Center is an indoor arena located in Albany, New York. It is configurable and can accommodate from 6,000 to 17,500 people, with a maximum seating capacity of 15,500 for sporting events; the building, designed by Crozier Associates and engineered by Clough Harbour & Associates, was built by Beltrone/MLB at a cost of $69.4 million. The arena has 25 luxury suites, they are located at the top of the inner bowl. All suites are rented on three-year terms; the arena was opened on January 30, 1990, as the Knickerbocker Arena, with a performance by Frank Sinatra. The naming rights of the arena were sold to Pepsi in 1997 and it was known as Pepsi Arena from 1997 to 2006. In May 2006, the naming rights were sold to the Times Union, a regional newspaper, the name of the arena became the Times Union Center on January 1, 2007; the building is managed by SMG. It is within walking distance from the city's Greyhound bus station, as well as being close to hotels and restaurants; the arena is one of the largest in the United States for the size of the city it is located in.
When the New Jersey Devils' AHL franchise relocated to this arena in the summer of 2010, the arena received a new scoreboard, LED ribbons above the luxury suites and new outside lighting, as well as an upgraded home team locker room. The current primary tenants of the Times Union Center are the Albany Empire Arena Football and Siena College's men's basketball teams. Previous tenants have included the Albany Firebirds of af2, the original Albany Firebirds of the AFL, the Albany Patroons of the CBA, the Albany Choppers of the IHL, the Albany River Rats of the AHL, the Albany Attack of the NLL and the New York Kick of the NPSL II; the Times Union Center regularly hosts exhibition games of major sports leagues. The NBA, WNBA and NHL have all played games at the arena; the PBR hosted a Built Ford Tough Series event at the arena in January 2008. In the Center's only tennis event, Andre Agassi played John McEnroe just three days after Agassi won the US Open in 1994; the Times Union Center was home to the American Hockey League from 1993, when the Albany River Rats became the building's primary tenant until 2017.
The River Rats won the Calder Cup championship in 1994–95. On April 24, 2008, one of the longest games in the history of the American Hockey League took place at the Times Union Center. Ryan Potulny scored the winning goal for the Philadelphia Phantoms at 2:58 of the fifth overtime period after 142 minutes and 58 seconds of hockey, played over 5 hours and 38 minutes. In the process, River Rats goaltender Michael Leighton set a modern-day record by making 98 saves. Following the River Rats' relocation to Charlotte, N. C. in 2010, the Albany Devils began play in the AHL. It was announced on January 31, 2017, that the Devils would relocate to Binghamton following the completion of the 2016–17 season ending 24 years of AHL hockey in the arena. At the time of the relocation, the Devils were drawing the lowest average attendance in the league; the Times Union Center has hosted many live events and televised shows for the WWE. Notable events include the 1992 Royal Rumble, where Ric Flair won the 30-man over the top rope match to become the new WWF Champion.
In 2006, at WWE New Year's Revolution, Edge cashed in the first Money in the Bank contract to defeat John Cena for the WWE Championship. The Times Union Center hosted the ECAC Hockey championships each March from 2003 until 2010, when the league announced the tournament was moved to Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. In 2003, the Times Union Center hosted the NCAA basketball East Regional, won by Syracuse University on their way to their first national championship; the arena hosted the first and second rounds of the 1995 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament as the Knickerbocker Arena. In 2008, the Times Union Center hosted the NCAA ice hockey East Regional tournament; the arena hosted ice-hockey regionals in even-numbered years from 2004 through 2010, the eighth time the East Regional has been held at the site. In 2000, the Times Union Center hosted a regional quarterfinal between St. Lawrence University and Boston University, which went into quadruple overtime; the Times Union Center hosted the Frozen Four on two occasions, in 1992 when Lake Superior State University defeated Wisconsin for the national championship, again in 2001 as the Pepsi Arena when Boston College defeated North Dakota.
The venue hosted the NCAA women's basketball tournament from March 28 to 31, 2015 and NCAA hockey East Regional for the ninth time from March 25 to 27, 2016. They are hosting the women's NCAA March Madness East Regional in 2018 and 2019. In 2020, the men's first and second rounds will be hosted at the Times Union Center by Siena College and the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference; the Times Union Center has been a regular host of the NYSPHSAA Wrestling Championships since 2005 and has won a bid to host the annual event each year through 2018. According to the Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the wrestling state tournament annually contributes more than $1.5 million into the Capital Region economy, in 2011 it was the second-largest sporting event in Albany County. Since its opening show, starring Frank Sinatra on January 30, 1990, the Times Union Center has become
Reitz Arena is a multi-purpose arena in Baltimore, Maryland. It is home to the Loyola University Maryland Greyhounds men's and women's basketball teams, as well as the Loyola women's volleyball team, its seating capacity is 2,100. The arena, adjoining the Andrew White Student Center, has retractable seating on both sidelines of the arena to create a full sized ballroom, it replaced the original 1926 Evergreen Gymnasium, directly next to the arena in the Andrew White Student Center. List of NCAA Division I basketball arenas
Manhattan Jaspers basketball
The Manhattan Jaspers men's basketball team is the basketball team that represents Manhattan College in The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States. The school's team competes in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference; the Jaspers have appeared in eight NCAA Tournaments. Their combined record is 3–9; the Jaspers have appeared in 18 National Invitation Tournaments. Their combined record is 8–19; the Jaspers have appeared in one CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament. Their combined record is 1–1; the Jaspers' main rivals are the Iona Gaels. They enjoy a strong rivalry with the cross-borough Fordham Rams, who they have played every season since the 1922-1923 season. Although the Rams left the MAAC for the Atlantic 10 Conference in 1990, the "Battle of the Bronx" is still played every season. Most the Jaspers lost 57-56 to the Rams on December 1, 2018. Manhattan leads the all-time series as of 2018. GoJaspers Website
Joshua Paul Pastner is an American college basketball coach, the head coach of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Pastner was a player on the 1997 Arizona Wildcats men's basketball national championship team, an assistant coach at the University of Arizona under Lute Olson and at the University of Memphis under John Calipari, he was named the 2013 Sporting News Conference USA Coach of the Year, the 2017 Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Coach of the Year. Pastner was born in Glen Dale, West Virginia, in the state's northern panhandle, the son of Marla and Hal Pastner; the family moved to Texas where his father is a high school/AAU coach and basketball promoter in the Houston area. His younger sister, played guard in basketball for Kingwood High School, leading the All-Greater Houston Area in scoring her senior season with 23.2 points per game, was named the 1999 All-Greater Houston Player of the Year, the 1999 Gatorade "Circle of Champions" Texas High School Player of the Year, the 1999 Texas Girls Coaches Association Player of the Year.
He grew up in the Kingwood master-planned community of Texas. Pastner is Jewish, attended Friday night services when he was a college student. To keep connected with Judaism, he carries a copy of Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski’s Growing Each Day with him and reads it on the road, saying: "It keeps you grounded. If you could live in a constant state of prayer, it would be awesome, but it’s way easier said than done, it gives you life lessons. I travel a lot, so it gives me a chance to read and make sure I don’t lose my values."Pastner knew he wanted to be a coach since he was in the 5th grade. By the age of 13 he was publishing the Josh Pastner Scouting Report of local high school talent in the Houston area. At the age of 16, the Houston Hoops AAU summer squad was turned over to Pastner by his father, his first job as a head coach. While an AAU coach, Pastner coached future NBA players such as Emeka Okafor, T. J. Ford and Daniel Gibson, he married Kerri in 2009, has a stepson and three daughters, Payten and Harper.
Pastner attended the University of Arizona, was a walk-on freshman on its 1997 NCAA championship basketball team. Pastner finished his degree in a half years, taking as many as 33 units per semester, he earned his bachelor's degree in Family Studies from Arizona in December 1998. He finished his master's degree in Teaching and Teacher Education in December 1999, began work on his doctorate and started his coaching career in 2000 as a graduate-assistant under Lute Olson at Arizona, he was named Academic All-Pac-10 second team as a senior in 2000. He played for the Wildcats for four years under Olson. Pastner served as an assistant coach under Lute Olson and Kevin O'Neill at the University of Arizona from 2002 to 2008. Prior to Olson's retirement, Pastner left the University of Arizona to serve as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Memphis during the 2008-09 season. Pastner earned a reputation as a tireless recruiter during his years as an assistant coach. On April 6, 2009, at 31 years of age, Pastner was selected to be head coach of the University of Memphis Tigers basketball team, replacing John Calipari.
Pastner's first contract with Memphis was for $4.4 million over five years. Pastner's recruits from the 2010 high school class were ranked as one of the best recruiting classes in the nation. Pastner was named Sporting News Conference USA Coach of the Year for the 2009–10 season. After a 2010-11 season which included a Conference USA tournament championship and appearance in the 2011 NCAA tournament, Pastner signed a 5-year, $1.7 million contract extension with the Tigers. After starting his career 0-13 against ranked teams, Pastner coached the Tigers to a 73-68 victory over #5 Oklahoma State on December 1, 2013. On March 21, 2013, the Tigers defeated Saint Mary's 54–52, giving Pastner his first NCAA tournament victory as a head coach. On the heels of his first NCAA victory and the signing of a top 5 recruiting class for 2013, Pastner's contract was extended through 2019–20 and his pay was raised to $2.65 million per year. He sometimes neglected his family to devote more time to recruiting, he said: "I was like I love my wife and children, but for the short-term that kid could help me beat Louisville.
And my wife and daughter couldn’t. She understood, and so, we got that recruit."The 2013–14 Tigers entered the season ranked #13 in the country, though the team earned an 8-seed in the NCAA Tournament and lost by 18 points in the Round of 32 to Virginia. The 2014–15 Tigers did not make the NCAA or NIT tournaments, which marked the first time in 15 years that the Tigers had missed the postseason. In his first seven seasons coaching, Pastner's teams won 70 percent of their games, going 167-73, averaged 24 wins a season, he was tied for the 10th-most wins for a head coach in his first seven seasons in NCAA Division I basketball history, had the second-most victories of any active coach under the age of 40 in Division I. On April 8, 2016, Pastner was hired to be the new head coach at Georgia Tech, he became the 14th head basketball coach in the school's history. During the 2016–17 regular season, Pastner's Jackets knocked off Top 5 North Carolina at home, in his first coached ACC game at Georgia Tech.
The Jackets enjoyed quality wins at Virginia Commonwealth, at home against Top 10 Florida State, Top 25 Notre Dame. Further improving throughout the season, Tech knocked off Syracuse and Pittsburgh late in February to finish 8-10 in the ACC. Tech was projected to finish last in the conference and to not win a single conference game in Pastner's first season; because of the team's remarkable accomplishments, Pastner was name