All the notable news, links, pictures, and video in and around Friartown and college basketball all in one digestible, tasty place
Josh Fortune Instagram
Three point skills, and dance moves. And red shoes.
Friars.com: Men’s Basketball Exhibition Game Notes vs. Assumption [pdf]
The Friars didn’t look great last year for Ed Cooley’s first live opponent, but they have come a long way. I don’t think the game will be close in the last 5 minutes again.
Assumption College posted a 14-14 mark during the 2011-12 campaign, while going 11-11 in the Northeast 10 Conference and i nishing eighth. The Greyhounds made the Northeast 10 Conference tournament, defeating No. 8 seed Bentley in the i rst round (78-65) before falling to top-seed Franklin Pierce, 55-50. Head Coach Matt Mahar, a 1996 graduate of Johnson State, enters his second year at the helm of the Greyhounds in 2012-13. The Greyhounds will have a youthful squad, comprising of seven incoming-freshman. Mahar will have four seniors and one graduate student returning this year to bring experience for his second year as head coach. Graduate student Kevin Donahue is the team’s top returning player. Last season, the 6-foot guard led the team in scoring, averaging 16.3 points per game. Senior forward Tim Beinert led the squad in rebounding as he averaged 8.2 boards per game in 2011-12. He also i nished second on the team in scoring last season, averaging 15.0 points per game
Bryce Cotton had a quiet game this past weekend going 0-3 from downtown and only registering 4 points. Last year he got off to a hot start, scoring 17 in the Mal Brown game, and following that up with a game high 16 points (and 3-6 from three) in the exhibition opener against Assumption.