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2004-2005 MAAC Men's Basketball Tournament

Tournament Information

Tournament Dates: Mar 4 - 7, 2005
Tournament Champions: Niagara
Tournament Runner Up: Rider
Tournament MOP/MVP: Juan Mendez (Niagara, Sr.)
All-Tournament Team: Juan Mendez (Niagara, Sr.), Steve Burtt (Iona, Jr.), Jason Thompson (Rider, Fr.), Jerry Johnson (Rider, Sr.), David Brooks (Niagara, Sr.), Alvin Cruz (Niagara, Sr.)
Championship Game Venue: First Niagara Center (Buffalo, NY)
Tournament Attendance: N/A
Tournament Officials: Bob Adams, Mike Alvaro, Jeff Anderson, John Cahill, Ken Clark, Ed Corbett, Joe Demayo, Pat Driscoll, Paul Faia, Kevin Ferguson, Rich Giallella, James Haney, Michael Kitts, Tom Lopes, Art McDonald, Gene Monje, Raymond Perone, Jeff Smith, Michael Stephens, Gary Tracy
 

Tournament Leaders

Total Points:Steve Burtt (Iona, Jr.) (83)
Total Rebounds:Kiril Wachsmann (Iona, Jr.) (33)
Total Assists:Ricky Soliver (Iona, Jr.) (17)
Total Steals:Ricky Soliver (Iona, Jr.) (9)
Total Blocks:Charles Henson (Iona, Jr.) (8)
Total Minutes:Jerry Johnson (Rider, Sr.) (115)
Total FIC:Steve Burtt (Iona, Jr.) (44.9)
Total Fouls:Jason Thompson (Rider, Fr.) (9), C.J. Anderson (Manhattan, Fr.) (9), Kiril Wachsmann (Iona, Jr.) (9), Marvin McCullough (Iona, Jr.) (9), Charles Henson (Iona, Jr.) (9)
Total Turnovers:Steve Burtt (Iona, Jr.) (9)
Total FGs:Steve Burtt (Iona, Jr.) (27)
Total 3PM:Jeff Xavier (Manhattan, Fr.) (10)
Total FTs:Steve Burtt (Iona, Jr.) (20)

Tournament Bracket

First Round
5 Iona 68
10 Siena 51
 
 
 
 
 
 
6 Manhattan 88
9 Loyola (MD) 67
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
7 Canisius 62
8 Marist 60
 
Quarterfinals
 
4 Saint Peter's 73
5 Iona 97
 
 
 
 
 
 
3 Fairfield 62
6 Manhattan 60
 
 
 
2 Rider 79
7 Canisius 59
Semifinals
 
 
1 Niagara 69
5 Iona 66
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Rider 76
3 Fairfield 74
Championship Game
 
 
 
 
1 Niagara 81
2 Rider 59

Tournament Participants

Seed School Overall Wins Overall Losses Overall
Win %
Conference Wins Conference Losses Conference
Win %
1 Niagara 18  66.67% 13  72.22%
2 Rider 18  66.67% 14  77.78%
3 Fairfield 14  14  50.00% 11  61.11%
4 Saint Peter's 15  12  55.56% 10  55.56%
5 Iona 13  15  46.43% 50.00%
6 Manhattan 13  14  48.15% 10  44.44%
7 Canisius 10  17  37.04% 10  44.44%
8 Marist 11  16  40.74% 10  44.44%
9 Loyola (MD) 21  22.22% 13  27.78%
10 Siena 23  20.69% 14  22.22%
*Wins, Losses and Win % based on team records entering the tournament.

Tournament Schedule

Date Away Team Home Team Result Venue Home Leaders Away Leaders
Mar 4, 2005
#9 Loyola (MD) (L) #6 Manhattan (W) 67-88 First Niagara Center PTS: 20. Jeff Xavier
REB: 8. C.J. Anderson
AST: 6. Peter Mulligan
PTS: 16. Linton Hinds
REB: 5. Freddie Stanback
AST: 5. Shane James
Mar 4, 2005
#8 Marist (L) #7 Canisius (W) 60-62 First Niagara Center PTS: 19. Kevin Downey
REB: 8. Chuck Harris
AST: 3. Kevin Downey
PTS: 23. Will McClurkin
REB: 7. Ben Farmer
AST: 3. Ben Farmer
Mar 4, 2005
#10 Siena (L) #5 Iona (W) 51-68 First Niagara Center PTS: 19. Charles Henson
REB: 12. Charles Henson
AST: 7. Ricky Soliver
PTS: 17. Tommy Mitchell
REB: 7. Antoine Jordan
AST: 3. Tommy Mitchell
Mar 5, 2005
#6 Manhattan (L) #3 Fairfield (W) 60-62 First Niagara Center PTS: 17. DeWitt Maxwell
REB: 12. Deng Gai
AST: 2. DeWitt Maxwell
PTS: 22. Jeff Xavier
REB: 9. C.J. Anderson
AST: 7. Jason Wingate
Mar 5, 2005
#7 Canisius (L) #2 Rider (W) 59-79 First Niagara Center PTS: 20. Jerry Johnson
REB: 10. Jason Thompson
AST: 8. Jerry Johnson
PTS: 20. Chuck Harris
REB: 9. Jon Popofski
AST: 4. Kevin Downey
Mar 5, 2005
#5 Iona (W) #4 Saint Peter's (L) 97-73 First Niagara Center PTS: 22. Kee-Kee Clark
REB: 10. Ron Yates
AST: 4. Derrick Hooker
PTS: 36. Steve Burtt
REB: 10. Kiril Wachsmann
AST: 9. Ricky Soliver
Mar 6, 2005
#5 Iona (L) #1 Niagara (W) 66-69 First Niagara Center PTS: 23. David Brooks
REB: 13. Juan Mendez
AST: 7. Alvin Cruz
PTS: 28. Steve Burtt
REB: 16. Kiril Wachsmann
AST: 4. Steve Burtt
Mar 6, 2005
#3 Fairfield (L) #2 Rider (W) 74-76 First Niagara Center PTS: 16. Robert Taylor
REB: 9. Jason Thompson
AST: 5. Robert Taylor
PTS: 17. Terrence Todd
REB: 7. Deng Gai
AST: 4. Tyquawn Goode
Mar 7, 2005
#2 Rider (L) #1 Niagara (W) 59-81 First Niagara Center PTS: 27. Juan Mendez
REB: 13. Juan Mendez
AST: 9. David Brooks
PTS: 12. Paul Johnson
REB: 6. Jason Thompson
AST: 8. Paul Johnson