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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

No word on discipline from end of Iona/St. Peter's altercation

Iona head coach Tim Cluess was mum on if there will be any discipline resulting in the fallout from the end of the Gaels' victory over Saint Peter's Saturday night.

The two teams got in an altercation after the final buzzer -- one in which Iona's star player, A.J. English, can be seen making contact with a referee.

"It's still under review and we're just getting ready for our next game," Cluess said.

When pressed on English, Cluess said, "I think you should take a better look at the tape, though." And then, "No comment."

Here's the tape from our friends at Big Apple Buckets.

Saint Peter's coach John Dunne also said he's still waiting to hear from the league on potential discipline against his team.

Marist may be the one team you don't want to see in March.

The Red Foxes (4-18, 3-9) are finally healthy and coming off a sweep of the Buffalo trip -- the first time in the school's 18-year MAAC history it has pulled off that feat -- they have now won three straight.

Prior to this winning streak, Marist lost 14 straight while playing with a shorthanded roster. The starting backcourt of Khallid Hart and T.J. Curry missed significant time.

"I'm really proud of our guys," first-year coach Mike Maker said. "With everything that has gone wrong, to lose our starting backcourt ... I don't think we're built for that. I don't think anybody is."

Siena coach Jimmy Patsos doesn't know if he'll get starting forward Brett Bisping back this year.

Bisping has been out since Dec. 5 after needing surgery on an injured toe.

"It doesn't look good," Patsos said. "He's practicing a little bit, but not doing the 5-on-5 stuff. He keeps on progressing, but he can't make that final step."

Canisius suffered an injury blow over the weekend when second-leading scorer Phil Valenti was ruled out indefinitely with an ankle sprain.

Valenti, a 6-7 sophomore, was averaging 10.6 points per game.


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