POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - The Marist men's basketball team takes a brief break from its non-conference schedule, as they begin a two-game stretch of home MAAC contests this weekend. On Friday, the Red Foxes (2-5) host the Manhattan Jaspers (2-5) in a matchup that is slated to tip-off at 7 p.m. at McCann Arena.
Marist vs. Manhattan ...
This will be the 38th matchup between Marist and Manhattan.
The Red Foxes are 14-23 all-time versus the Jaspers.
In their last 10 matchups, Manhattan leads 7-3.
Feb. 2, 2012 at Manhattan, L, 73-51
Jan. 20, 2012 at Marist, L, 61-44
Jan. 30, 2011 at Marist, L, 60-59
Jan. 9, 2011 at Manhattan, W, 65-59
Feb. 5, 2010 at Manhattan, L, 72-47
Jan. 2, 2010 at Marist, W, 72-66
Feb. 2, 2009 at Marist, L, 67-48
Jan. 9, 2009 at Manhattan, L, 73-67
Feb. 15, 2008 at Manhattan, L, 83-62
Jan. 7, 2008 at Marist, W, 76-66
Red Foxes & Jaspers, February 2, 2012 ...
Marist fell in MAAC action at Manhattan College by a score of 73-51. The Red Foxes (7-15, 2-9 MAAC) were unable to overcome a 10-point halftime advantage as the host Jaspers (17-7, 10-2 MAAC) shot 53.1 percent in the second half to extend their lead.
Isaiah Morton and Chavaughn Lewis tied for the team-lead with 11 points a piece on the night. Lewis augmented his stat-line with four rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocks over 34 minutes in his first career start.
Adam Kemp also posted a strong stat-line as he finished with eight points, nine rebounds, three blocks and a steal.
Last Time Out ... Dec. 4 at Army ...
After nine days off from their final game of the Old Spice Classic, Marist fell victim to a hot shooting Army team on the road by a score of 91-57.
Marist twice held six point leads over the initial seven and a half minutes of play. The entire starting lineup provided offense during this span as all five players registered points.
Up 14-9 at the 13:56 mark, the Red Foxes were unable to answer a 14-1 run that would push Army into the lead, a lead that they would never give for the remainder of the game.
For the game, the Black Knights shot .506 (34-for-67) from the field and .500 (15-for-30) from three-point range. Army also held a 53-24 rebounding advantage. Marist shot just .333 (19-for-57) from the field and .250 (8-for-32) from three-point range.37.0 percent (10-27) from the field and 18.2 percent (2-11) from distance.
Devin Price led the Red Foxes with 19 points.
Milestone Watch ...
Devin Price's hunt for 1,000 point sits at 995 coming into Friday night's game.
With five points, he'd become the 25th 1,000 point scorer in Red Fox history. The list expands to 28 when three transfers are included as players, who scored their 1,000 point in a Marist uniform.
Price will become the first Red Fox since Ryan Schneider reached the mark in 2009. (Of note, Schneider recorded his 1,000 points during stints Vermont and Marist).
Ryan Stilphen is the most recent "four-year" Red Fox to reach the mark in 2008.
Price will become Chuck Martin's first recruit to reach 1,000
Scouting Manhattan ...
In their last game, the Jaspers suffered a 67-55 setback to George Washington on Sunday at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. Manhattan only hit 33.9% of their shots from the field. The Jaspers' defense forced a season-high 23 turnovers.
Individually, Manhattan had four players, George Beamon, Michael Alvarado, Rhamel Brown and Emmy Andujar named to the Preseason All-MAAC team in November. Beamon leads the quartet in scoring with a 16.8 points per game average. Brown leads the Jaspers on the defensive end with team highs in rebounds (39) and blocks (9).