EDISON, N.J. – The Marist men’s basketball team was chosen fifth in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Preseason Coaches’ Poll, it was announced Wednesday in the conference’s preview show.

The Red Foxes earned a total of 69 points in the poll. Manhattan (119 points) was selected for first, followed by Iona (108), Canisius (100) and Rider (85). Trailing the Red Foxes are Fairfield (61), Quinnipiac (58), Niagara (39), Saint Peter’s (38), Siena (35) and Monmouth (14).

Heading into their first season under the leadership of head coach Jeff Bower, Marist returns a pair of Third Team All-MAAC performers in junior swingman Chavaughn Lewis (Queens, N.Y.) and senior center Adam Kemp (Sherrill, N.Y.). The Red Foxes return four starters and 11 letterwinners from last year’s team.

Also announced during the show was a televised contest against Siena at McCann Arena on Feb. 14. The Red Foxes and Saints will either tip off at 8 or 9 p.m., with the contest airing on either ESPN3 or ESPNU. The exact game time and channel will be determined at a later date. The conference’s full television schedule will also be announced at a later date. This Marist-Siena game will follow a Marist-Quinnipiac women’s game from McCann Arena on ESPNU, which will tip off at 5 p.m.

Red Fox Club Basketball Season Tickets are available for purchase by calling or stopping by the Marist Ticket Office located in the McCann Center on Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Seats will be assigned to new subscribers at the end of the renewal period, which is Friday, Oct. 11. CLICK HERE to purchase men’s, women’s or combined season tickets. For more information on 2013-14 Red Fox Club Basketball Season Tickets, visit our Season Ticket Headquarters. To reach the Marist Ticket Office by phone, call (845) 575-3553.

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