At a smaller Division I school like Marist College, it’s not difficult to put a…
“I fell out of love with the game,” Parker said.
In unison, Van Pelt and Coughlin shouted, “Knudsen!” as he lined up an off-balance three-pointer. “Boom!” they both cried out as the shot hit the back of the net with seconds remaining.
“You don’t grow a band the way he has by being a wallflower,” said Michael Napolitano, Marist Assistant Director of Music. “He is out there when that fight song is up and going – that is his baby. And you can’t stop him.”
“I came back because I believed in the mission of Marist College and the ability of the basketball team to create an atmosphere and an environment that everyone can be proud of,” Bower said. “I have great memories from Marist and I wanted to try to help restore those same feelings to this generation of people.”
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After a hard fought, overtime effort in what would be their four seniors’ last game, Marist’s season came to an unfortunate end in a 71-68 loss at the hands of St. Peter’s. The Peacocks, Marist head coach John Dunne’s old team, will advance to take on top-seeded Iona in the second round.
After finishing the regular season with a 12-18 record, the Marist Men’s Basketball Team will take on St. Peter’s in the MAAC Tournament on Thursday Mar. 6 at 5 p.m.
“My goal, when I entered the coaching profession, was to break the barrier and be the first coach of Indian descent,” Bhatia said. “And now that I have done that, my continued goal is to be the first Division I collegiate head coach of Indian descent.”
Sunday afternoon’s Senior Game loss for Marist Men’s Basketball was representative of the four years that Brian Parker, Ryan Funk, Isaiah Lamb, and David Knudsen spent in the program.