The Siena Saints surprised pretty much everyone back in 2013-14 with their miraculous run through the CBI Tournament, which they won over Fresno State. Their strong play put the nation on notice, and led to some lofty expectations for the team in 2014-15.
Those expectations, the Saints would not come close to meeting.
Injuries derailed any chances the Saints had at contending for the MAAC title, and defending their CBI title in the process. At season’s end, it was announced that sophomore forward Javion Ogunyemi was transferring from the program, which was another blow to the Saints.
In the 2014-15 season, the attention was on the U.S. Naval Academy when the season opened. The Navy Midshipmen hosted the inaugural Veterans Classic on their home floor, welcoming the Michigan State Spartans, Tennessee Volunteers, and VCU Rams to take part in the festivities.
The Midshipmen took on Michigan State, and gave the nationally-ranked Spartans all they could handle. The Spartans were able to squeak out a 64 – 59 victory. In the other game, the Tennessee Volunteers couldn’t keep up with the Rams of VCU, falling 85 – 69.
If fans thought that last year’s field was packed with talent, they must be very excited for what’s coming their way in 2015-16. The field for the 2015 Veterans Classic was released on Monday, and it’s one that you’ll want to keep an eye on. Continue reading The 2015 Veterans Classic Field is Set→
The 2014-15 college basketball season officially got under way last week with teams having their first official practices of the year. Our Twitter feed was full of teams sharing photos of the guys back on the court, working hard to get ready for the upcoming season and we couldn’t be happier.
In the month and a bit leading up to the season, we will be reaching out to NCAA coaches, players, and fellow bloggers to discuss different things going on around college hoops. We will look at what people are expecting for the 2014-15 season to get their opinions on a wide variety of topics.
Damon Sherman-Newsome, the senior guard from the Colgate Raiders, took some time out of his schedule to answer some questions we had for him. Newsome will be one of the leaders of the Raiders this season, who look poised to make some noise in the Patriot League this year. The Raiders have a strong team returning from last season, so look for Sherman-Newsome and the Raiders to be in contention come late-February.