Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Many Mentions for MAAC Men Among Stat Leaders

With college basketball season over, statistical totals are also final. And, the MAAC had several prominent mentions among national leaders.

Here are how MAAC men's players and teams finished statistically, with mentions to any that finished in the top 25 nationally.

Individually ....

- Iona's senior guard Scott Machado led the nation in assists at 9.9 per game. Machado was also one of just 30 players nationally to record a triple-double this season, and he also finished fourth nationally in assist-to-turnover ratio (3.03).

- Siena's junior forward O.D. Anosike led the nation in rebounds with 12.5 per game. He was also second nationally in double-doubles (23).

- Iona's senior forward Mike Glover was second nationally in field-goal percentage (63.7 percent).

- Manhattan's sophomore forward Rhamel Brown was 20th nationally in blocked shots (2.47 per game).

- Manhattan's junior swingman George Beamon was 24th nationally in scoring (19.0).

- Canisius' junior guard Alshwan Hymes was 22nd nationally in three-pointers made per game (2.8).

Teams ...

-Iona was No. 1 nationally in scoring offense (82.9 points per game), No. 1 nationally in assists (19.3), No. 2 nationally in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.54), No. 3 in field-goal percentage (50.2), No. 14 in turnover margin (3.5 fewer turnovers per game than opponents) and No. 21 in 3-point field-goal percentage (38.7).

- Fairfield was No. 23 nationally in steals per game (8.4).

- Manhattan was 22nd nationally in blocked shots (5.0).

- Niagara was 18th nationally in turnover margin (3.3 fewer per game than opponents).

- Siena was 3rd nationally in fewest fouls per game (13.9).

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