2014 MAAC Men’s Basketball Championships: No. 3 Quinnipiac Takes On No. 2 Manhattan in Semifinals on Sunday Night at 7 PM

2014 MAAC CHAMPIONSHIPS
The third-seeded Quinnipiac University men's basketball team (20-10, 14-6 MAAC) meets second-seeded Manhattan College (23-7, 15-5 MAAC) in the MAAC Semifinals on Sunday, March 9 at the MassMutual Center. Quinnipiac defeated Niagara in the quarterfinals, and with one more win would reach the tournament finals for the third time since joining Division I. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. live on ESPN3. QU swept MC in the regular-season.

QU TOPS NIAGARA IN QUARTERS
Shaq Shannon totaled a career-best 20 points to lead No. 3-seeded Quinnipiac men's basketball team to an 89-80 win over No. 11-seeded Niagara in the 2014 MAAC Basketball Championship Tournament Semifinals at the MassMutual Center on Saturday night. The Bobcats received double-digit performances from all five of its starters, headlined by Ousmane Drame's 14th double-double of the season. Drame finished with 15 points and a game-high 16 rebounds. Ike Azotam had 18 points and six rebounds with Zaid Hearst grabbing 15 points, including a 6-for-6 night from the free-throw line. Evan Conti had 12 points as well as a game-high six assists.

THE SCHEDULE
Thursday, March 6, 2014 - MAAC First Round
Game 1: #9 Rider vs. #8 Monmouth                                 RU, 71-60
Game 2: #10 Fairfield vs. #7 Saint Peter's                        SPU, 65-62
Game 3: #11 Niagara vs. #6 Marist                                  NU, 78-76 

Saturday, March 8, 2014 - MAAC Quarterfinals (ESPN3)
Game 4: #1 Iona vs. #9 Rider                                          IC, 94-71
Game 5: #5 Siena vs. #4 Canisius                                    CC, 71-65
Game 6: #2 Manhattan vs. #7 SPU                                   MC, 72-58
Game 7: #3 Quinnipiac vs. #11 Niagara                            QU, 89-80

Sunday, March 9, 2014 – MAAC Semifinals (ESPN3)
Game 8: #1 Iona vs. #4 Canisius                                     4:30 PM
Game 9: #2 Manhattan vs. #3 Quinnipiac                         7:00 PM 

Monday, March 10, 2014 – MAAC Championship (ESPN2)
Game 10: Winner Game 8 vs. Winner Game 9                   7:00 PM 

 

Both semifinal matchups will be aired live on ESPN3. The 2014 MAAC Men's Basketball Championship title game will be played at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 10 and will be televised nationally on ESPN2.

Fans interested in purchasing tickets for the MAAC Semifinals can visit the MAAC Championship page on www.ticketmaster.com.

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