NEW YORK – Manhattan is not a “true” 2-6 team. Following the Jaspers’ 63-55 loss to Rutgers on Sunday at Madison Square Garden, coach Steve Massiello elaborated. “When you don’t play in your building for a month, the 80s Lakers would have struggled,” Massiello said. “The mistake I made was I shouldn’t have scheduled this many games on the road. We played at Draddy Gym once.”
The Jaspers dropped a neutral site game against Florida State. They also fell short in heart breakers at UMass and George Mason. The lone Draddy date brought an easy win over conference opponent Marist.