Marist vs Quinnipiac
We have a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) matchup on Friday night between the (13-10)
Quinnipiac Bobcats and (10-14) Marist Red Foxes. The Bobcats enter this game on a three-game
winning streak and then Marist also enters this one on a two-game win streak. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. from
the People’s United Center in Hamden, CT. Quinnipiac holds a 7-4 home record and has won 7 out of
their last 10 games. Marist has gone just 4-9 on the road this year and are 4-6 out of their last 10 games.
These teams both faced off a little under a month ago, as Quinnipiac beat Marist by a score of 92-78.
Cameron Young scored 29 points with six 3-pointers, scoring a season-high point total. The Bobcats led
just 39-37 at halftime. But Quinnipiac went off in the second half shooting 64 percent when they
outscored the Red Foxes 23-12 to open the period. Quinnipiac shot Marist out of the gym finishing 13-of-
32 from distance. Rich Kelley had four treys and 22 points with Abdulai Bundu adding 14 points and
Tyrese Williams 13 with six assists.
Chasing Regular Season Title
Quinnipiac is currently second in the MAAC and just half a game behind the Monmouth Hawks. The
Bobcats have gone 8-4 in the conference this year. Marist has gone 5-7 in conference play, as they’re the
7thbest team in the MAAC. The Red Foxes looked really good against Niagara in their last game, as they
went on to win 79-58. Ryan Funk had 25 points shooting 9-for-12 from the field, including 7-of-9 on 3-
pointers. Marist posted a season-high 21 assists and shut Niagara down in the second-half only allowing
28 points, a season low for the team.
The Bobcats defeated the Rider Broncs 98-88 in their last game. Cameron Young led the way once again
with 25 points in the overtime win. Tyrese Williams added 23 points for Quinnipiac. The 98 points were a
season best for the Bobcats, as Rich Kelly added 16 points and Jacob Rigoni finished with 14 points, 12
rebounds and five assists. Cameron Young, the senior guard out of Los Angeles, CA, leads the way for
this team with 21.3 ppg. The guard has just one game all season where he failed to score in double-
digits. Rich Kelly averages the second-most points on the team with 12.7 ppg, as the sophomore guard
also leads his team with 4.7 apg. Jacob Rignoni averages 10.3 ppg and Tyrese Williams scores 9.4 ppg,
as the Bobcats have a plethora of players who can score the basketball.
Parker Leading the Charge
Marist is led by senior guard Brian Parker’s 14.3 ppg, and senior forward Ryan Funk. Funk averages 11.8
ppg and is also the best free throw shooter on the team at 91.7 percent. The Red Foxes score 69.1 ppg
as a team, but make up for it shooting 46 percent from the field. The Bobcats average 72.7 points a night
and shoot 42.6 percent.
Pick and Prediction
ESPN is giving Quinnipiac a 65.6% chance of winning this game. We expect this to be fairly back and
forth. In the end, we are betting on Quinnipiac by a couple buckets!