Game Preview: Louisville vs. Manhattan

A quick look at the Manhattan Jaspers of the MAAC.

Preview:  Louisville vs. Manhattan

Manhattan's Schedule and Results (as of 12-17):

Date Day Opponent Location TV Results
11/15/02 Friday Hoop Group (Exhibition)  HOME    W 103-90
11/25/02 Monday Sacred Heart 
Westchester County Center  FOX NY  W  77-62
11/29/02 Friday Loyola 
HOME    W  65-53
12/3/02 Tuesday Fordham 
Bronx, NY    W  85-57
12/7/02 Saturday Yale 
Madison Square Garden  MSG  L  70-69
12/17/02 Tuesday Wright State 
Louisville, KY    W  76-74
12/18/02 Wednesday Louisville
Louisville, KY   

Jaspers  Season to date
Manhattan is 4-1 and coming off a come from behind win over Wright State last night in Freedom Hall.  The Jaspers reeled off three straight wins to begin the season, defeating Sacred Heart, Loyola, MD and Fordham before losing to Yale 70-69 for their lone defeat of the 2002-03 campaign.  However, the Jaspers will have their hands full with a red hot Louisville team that's adding former McDonald's All American, Marvin Stone to the lineup tonight.

          Probable Starters

  • 6'2 Guard  Louis Flores
    19.6 ppg .443 fg. .846 ft .333 3pt
  • 6'7 Forward  David Holmes
    18.2 ppg .585 fg .800 ft .455 3pt
  • 6'7 Forward  Jared Johnson
    11.4 ppg .510 fg .700 ft 9.8 rpg
  • 5'8 Point Guard  Kenny Minor
    4.2 ppg 1.0 rpg 3.2 apg 2.4 tpg
  • 6'2 Guard  Justin Jackette
    8.2 ppg 4.8 rpg 0.8 apg 2.4 tpg

    Key Reserves

  • 6'0 Guard  Jason Wingate
    3.4 ppg 1.2 rpg 1.8 apg 0.6 tpg
  • 6'5 Forward Mike Konovelchick
    6.6 ppg 2.6 rpg 1.4 apg 1.0 tpg
  • 6'6 Center  Jason Benton
    6.0 ppg 3.6 rpg 0.6 apg 1.0 tpg


  • Head Coach:Bobby Gonzalez (3rd Year)
    Assistant Coach: Mike Bramucci, Travis Lyons '98, Stephen Masiello
    Administrative Assistant: David Turetzky
    Captains: Von Damien Green, Justin Jackette, Jared Johnson

Other tidbits...

  • Assistant Steve Masiello, a former walk-on player at Kentucky, played for Coach Pitino's 1996 NCAA Championship team.
  • Freshman guard Jason Wingate led Rice H.S. of the Bronx, NY to a final #6 national ranking in the USAToday final High School poll.
  • Luis Flores was named to the first team all MAAC last season.
  • Freshman guard Kenny Minor was named the Baltimore City POY in 2000-01 after averaging 19 points and 8 assists per game for 28-1 Dunbar High School.
  • Dave Holmes was named to the second team All-MAAC last season as a freshman.
  • Jason Benton was named to the All-Freshman team in the MAAC last season.

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