A 27-point performance from Emmy Andujar places him firmly in conversation for MAAC Player of the Year honors. (Photo courtesy of Kevin Fuhrmann of the Manhattan College Quadrangle)
In honor of yesterday's Super Bowl, here is a belated, super-sized list of observations and nuggets of note from Manhattan's 87-76 win over Monmouth, the Jaspers' third straight victory:
- Emmy Andujar.
- For all the talk of finding a third or fourth scoring option...
- "That's our 'C' game."
- Monmouth may not have come away with a win, but the Hawks were still impressive.
- If there were an award for Most Improved Player in the MAAC...
- King Rice on facing Manhattan again should the two teams play one another in next month's MAAC Tournament:
- Steve Masiello when asked the same question about facing Monmouth again:
- The stakes get raised higher for both sides.
- Some postgame stats and trends:
- Manhattan's aggression and stamina drew a different source of motivation, and it paid off.