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April 12, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
JOE MIHALICH is leaving behind 15 successful seasons at Niagara to take over Hofstra's troubled men's basketball program. Mihalich, 56, was announced by the school as its 12th basketball coach Wednesday. Mihalich is a former player and assistant coach at La Salle. He replaces Mo Cassara, who was fired March 22 following a 7-25 season. Four Pride players were arrested in November on burglary charges stemming from dormitory room break-ins. Hofstra lands an established coach and respected recruiter in Mihalich, who played a big role in reviving the Purple Eagles' proud tradition.
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April 11, 2013 | Associated Press
Joe Mihalich is leaving behind 15 successful seasons at Niagara to take over Hofstra's troubled men's basketball program. The 56-year-old former La Salle player and assistant was announced Wednesday by the Long Island school as its 12th basketball coach. Mihalich replaces Mo Cassara, who was fired following a 7-25 season. Four Pride players were arrested in November on burglary charges stemming from dormitory room break-ins. Hofstra lands an established coach and respected recruiter in Mihalich, who played a big role in reviving the Purple Eagles' proud basketball tradition.
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September 27, 2013
Villanova head coach Jay Wright announced two changes to his staff Wednesday, promoting Baker Dunleavy as associate head coach and hiring Kyle Neptune as an assistant coach. Dunleavy, who played for Villanova from 2002 through 2006, joined the Wildcats' coaching staff in 2010. Neptune was the Wildcats' video coordinator from 2008 through 2010. He returns to 'Nova after serving as an assistant to Joe Mihalich at Niagara and Hofstra. The promotion of Dunleavy and the addition of Neptune follows the move of Billy Lange from Villanova to the 76ers, where he will be an assistant coach.
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March 18, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
Even the presence of onetime star Calvin Murphy and the hopeful wishes of the coach's mother were not enough to boost Niagara into the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Drew Lavender led six Oklahoma players in double figures with 17 points in the third-seeded Sooners' 84-67 victory yesterday in an Austin Regional game at the McKale Center. Murphy, who starred for the Purple Eagles when they made the tournament in 1970, sat in Niagara's fan section, looking resplendent in a purple pin-striped suit and gray snakeskin shoes.
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January 22, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
When: Wednesday, 7 p.m. Where: David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex, Hempstead, N.Y. Radio: www.elgragons.com Records: Drexel (4-13, 2-4 Colonial Athletic Association), Hofstra (13-6, 4-2). Coaches: Drexel, Bruiser Flint (14th season, 232-186); Hofstra, Joe Mihalich (2d season, 23-29). Last meeting: Drexel won, 74-63, at home on Feb. 16, 2014. Drexel's top three: Damion Lee (20.2 ppg., 6.2 rpg.), Tavon Allen (10.4 ppg., 2.8 rpg.)
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February 16, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
When: Sunday at 5 p.m. Where: Daskalakis Athletic Center TV/Radio: The Comcast Network; www.gragons.com . Records: Hofstra 16-10, 7-6 Colonial Athletic Association; Drexel 10-14, 8-5. Coaches: Hofstra, Joe Mihalich (2d season, 16-33); Drexel, Bruiser Flint (14th season, 237-187). Last meeting: Drexel lost, 86-58, at Hofstra on Jan. 21. Hofstra's top three: Ameen Tanksley (17.4 ppg., 6.0 rpg.), Juan'ya Green (17.4 ppg., 6.6 ppg., 4.4 rpg.)
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May 24, 2012 | Dick Jerardi
DEVON WHITE just graduated from La Salle University, but he has another season of eligibility. Under a fairly recent NCAA rule, a player who has graduated with eligibility can play immediately at another school if he takes graduate-level courses. So White will play next season at Niagara for coach Joe Mihalich, a La Salle grad himself. The 6-8 White (Strawberry Mansion) often showed flashes of talent but could not sustain it. Perhaps a change of venue will help. "I went up there on a visit and kind of enjoyed myself," White said.
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March 13, 2005 | By Frank Fitzpatrick INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
At the Mihalichs' NCAA Selection Sunday party in Chestnut Hill, the family matriarch, 80-year-old Dolores, hopes to see Niagara's name land in the Worcester, Mass., portion of the tournament bracket. But if the team coached by her oldest boy, Joe, winds up instead in Boise, Idaho, or Tucson, Ariz., she will pack her rosary beads, the medicine that eases the discomfort of her chemotherapy, and the kerchiefs that hide her hair loss, and board a plane with one of her five other children, all of whom still live in the area.
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April 11, 2006 | By Jeff McLane INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Tyrone Lewis, a 6-foot senior basketball guard from Harry S Truman High, committed to Niagara University in New York state yesterday. A second-team all-Southeastern Pennsylvania selection by The Inquirer, Lewis selected the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference program over Central Connecticut State. "Niagara showed a lot of love," Lewis said last night. "When I visited there, it felt like I'd been there before. " He made the announcement yesterday afternoon at his high school, with his family, friends and teammates present.
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September 27, 2013
VILLANOVA basketball coach Jay Wright will add his former video coordinator Kyle Neptune to the staff, sources close to the situation have confirmed. He replaces Billy Lange, who just left after two seasons to become an assistant for new Sixers' coach Brett Brown. Former Wildcat Baker Dunleavy, who's been one of Wright's assistants since 2010, will move up to associate head coach. Neptune was the video coordinator from 2008-10 before heading to Niagra to become an assistant for Joe Mihalich.
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February 18, 2016 | By Dick Jerardi, Daily News Columnist
SELECTION SUNDAY is 3 1/2 weeks away and while the majority of the 36-team at-large field is locked in, almost nothing else is certain. If last season's Kentucky team was playing this season, I could not imagine it losing. At this stage, I couldn't even tell you the favorite, much less predict a winner. Each of the 32 conferences gets an automatic bid. Here is a look as we roll toward March 13. America East (1) Stony Brook Jameel Warney, the 6-8 senior, has the nation's best set of career numbers for a team that has won 18 straight - 1,971 points, 1,189 rebounds, 259 blocks, 215 assists, 99 steals.
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December 4, 2015 | BY TOM REIFSNYDER, Daily News Staff Writer reifsnt@phillynews.com
DOWN SIX points to visiting Hofstra with just over two minutes to play, La Salle's Jordan Price - the nation's fifth-leading scorer at 25 points per game - had that look in his eye; the look all great scorers have when they're in the zone. Price rejected a screen, took a step back and drained his sixth three of the game from the top of the key, prompting a timeout as the Pride clung to a three-point lead. When Hofstra's leading scorer, fifth-year senior Juan'ya Green, walked back to his bench, Pride coach Joe Mihalich smiled in Green's direction and offered some words of consolation to his best player.
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December 4, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
A furious comeback was not enough to overcome a sluggish start Wednesday night as La Salle fell, 84-80, to visiting Hofstra, which earned coach Joe Mihalich his 300th win. Jordan Price led the Explorers with a career-high 37 points, including 24 in the second half, but the Explorers' supporting players couldn't muster enough offensive help. La Salle trailed, 50-33, with 17 minutes left before rallying. The Explorers (4-2) used a 10-2 run to get within 78-77, but Cleon Roberts missed a chance to tie the score, missing a free throw with 1 minute, 15 seconds remaining.
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November 17, 2015 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
IF THIS was last November and Saint Joseph's had played a first half in which DeAndré Bembry has as many fouls (two) as shots from the field and free-throw line combined, the offensively-challenged Hawks might have been in single digits. Sunday evening at Hagan Arena, this SJU team, with more firepower, actually put up 34 points at the break and had Niagara down six on the way to a 73-62 win. Now, Niagara, 15-50 in two seasons plus two games since coach Joe Mihalich went to Hofstra and took some very talented players with him, is not the kind of opponent the Hawks will see in the Atlantic 10. But 2-0 is 2-0 and that is SJU after beating Drexel in the Friday opener.
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August 6, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
IF COLIN CURTIN were still in grade school, he'd have a great what-I-did-this-summer essay. The 2005 St. Joseph's Prep grad was the head coach of Overseas Elite, the team that walked away with the $1 million prize at The Basketball Tournament Sunday at Fordham University. As is the often the case, he got the job because he knew someone. "The general manager of Overseas Elite is Andrew Morrison, who lives full time in Sea Isle City [N.J]," said Curtin, who grew up in Fairmount.
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July 24, 2015
La Salle will open the 2015-16 men's basketball season on Nov. 14, by hosting Towson as part of the university's homecoming celebration. The remainder of the nonconference schedule includes five games at Gola Arena and three at the Palestra. Seven of La Salle's 10 Division I nonconference opponents won at least 20 games last season, with three (Villanova, Temple, and Miami) winning at least 25. Following the Towson game, the Explorers will play Rider on Nov. 17 and Lafayette on Nov. 23, both at the Gola Arena.
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February 17, 2015 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
DREXEL LEFT Long Island on Jan. 21 with a blowout, 86-58 loss to Hofstra, a 4-14 record and not much hope. Fast-forward to yesterday evening at the DAC, the same Dragons had won six straight and reclaimed what looked like a lost season. What better time for another game with Hofstra just to see how far they had come. Not far enough, it would appear. The Pride, with Philly guys Juan'ya Green (Carroll) and Ameen Tanksley (Imhotep), jumped Drexel at the start and never really let them into the game, attacking the basket relentlessly and just killing Dragon defenders off the dribble.
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February 16, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
When: Sunday at 5 p.m. Where: Daskalakis Athletic Center TV/Radio: The Comcast Network; www.gragons.com . Records: Hofstra 16-10, 7-6 Colonial Athletic Association; Drexel 10-14, 8-5. Coaches: Hofstra, Joe Mihalich (2d season, 16-33); Drexel, Bruiser Flint (14th season, 237-187). Last meeting: Drexel lost, 86-58, at Hofstra on Jan. 21. Hofstra's top three: Ameen Tanksley (17.4 ppg., 6.0 rpg.), Juan'ya Green (17.4 ppg., 6.6 ppg., 4.4 rpg.)
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January 22, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
When: Wednesday, 7 p.m. Where: David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex, Hempstead, N.Y. Radio: www.elgragons.com Records: Drexel (4-13, 2-4 Colonial Athletic Association), Hofstra (13-6, 4-2). Coaches: Drexel, Bruiser Flint (14th season, 232-186); Hofstra, Joe Mihalich (2d season, 23-29). Last meeting: Drexel won, 74-63, at home on Feb. 16, 2014. Drexel's top three: Damion Lee (20.2 ppg., 6.2 rpg.), Tavon Allen (10.4 ppg., 2.8 rpg.)
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January 15, 2015 | By Dick Jerardi, Daily News Columnist
NOT EXACTLY sure where the time went, but Saturday at Gola Arena, La Salle will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the team that won more games than any in school history. The top four scorers from the 1989-90 team combined to score 8,516 career points and are ranked first, 10th, 12th and 16th in school history. The top scorer, Lionel Simmons, scored 3,217 points. Only two players in college basketball history have scored more. I caught a ride on the L-Train late in Lionel's freshman year and never got off. I was just learning about Philadelphia basketball and what a classroom that was - with head coach Speedy Morris, assistants Joe Mihalich, Fran Dunphy for a while, Randy Monroe, Rich Prendergast, Sam Rines, players Simmons, Doug Overton, Randy Woods, Jack Hurd, Bobby Johnson, Bron Holland, Keith Morris, Tim Legler, Craig Conlin and Rich Tarr, head managers Mike Watkins and then Michael "Gus" Carr.
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