Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Two More MAAC Connections Still Playing

A little further down on the list of blog items is a list of conference teams and individuals with past MAAC connections that still have games to play this post season.

But, your blogging hoopscribe, while compiling that initial list, missed at least two individuals formerly involved in the MAAC, that will be involved in post-season tournaments. They are:

- Matt Brady, the head coach at James Madison University. Brady, a former Siena player (1982-86, before Siena was in the MAAC), takes his JMU (21-11) squad to the College Basketball Invitational where it plays at Davidson tonight 9Tuesday). Brady's connection with the MAAC comes from four seasons as Marist's coach (2004-05 through 2007-08).

- Brian Bidlingmyer, who played at Siena from 1990-91 through 1994-95. Bidlingmyer is now an assistant coach at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, which plays Wednesday in the National Invitation Tournament when it meets Northwestern. Wisconsin-Milwaukee earned its NIT berth by winning the Horizon League's regular-season crown and enters the NIT with a 19-13 overall record.

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