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2013-14 USMMA Men's Basketball News

March 12, 2014
Landmark Conference Announces Winter All-Sportsmanship Teams
The All-Sportsmanship Team includes one student-athlete from each institution for each sport and is selected by the players and coaches from their respective team.

March 11, 2014
Eight Mariners Earn Spot on Landmark Winter Honor Roll
The Honor Roll recognizes all winter student-athletes who have reached sophomore standing with a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or higher.

March 5, 2014
Sergio Named to All-Landmark First-Team; Karczewski Earns Second-Team Nod
Senior Nick Sergio (Patchogue, NY) has been selected to the 2014 All-Landmark Conference First-Team following a vote of the league's head coaches.

February 26, 2014
Merchant Marine Season Ends at #23 Scranton in Landmark Semifinals, 82-64
Senior Zach Karczewski (Austin, TX) led the Mariners with 15 points while sophomore Preston Padgett (Leavenworth, KS) dropped in four trifectas en route to a 13-point performance.

February 25, 2014
USMMA Clashes with #23 Scranton in Landmark Semifinals Tomorrow
The fourth-seeded Mariners square-off with top-seeded #23 Scranton for the third time this season.

February 22, 2014
USMMA Punches Postseason Ticket Despite 87-77 Senior Day Loss to Susquehanna
The USMMA men's basketball team got the help it needed Saturday afternoon, securing the fourth-seed in the 2014 Landmark Conference Tournament after an 87-77 setback at the hands of Susquehanna Saturday afternoon.

February 21, 2014
Win & They're In! USMMA Takes On Susquehanna Tomorrow on Senior Day
The clash will be the focal point of the conclusion of the 2014 Landmark Conference playoff race.

February 19, 2014
USMMA Upended at Drew, 77-63
Nick Sergio (Patchogue, NY) recorded a double-double of 15 points and 12 rebounds but Mike Klinger of Drew had a game high 24 points for the Rangers in a 77-63 triumph over Merchant Marine Wednesday night.

February 15, 2014
Merchant Marine Claws Past Eagles, 66-61, in Crucial Landmark Conference Battle
In a clash of two teams fighting for a Landmark Conference playoff berth, Merchant Marine outlasted Juniata Saturday afternoon, 66-61, behind Nick Sergio’s (Patchogue, NY) 19 points and 12 rebounds.

February 9, 2014
USMMA Emerges with 70-64 Decision over Vaughn
Payton Ball (Hempstead, NC) dropped in a career high 12 points while Nick Sergio (Patchogue, NY) led the way with 18 points.

February 8, 2014
High Powered Offense Propels Merchant Marine Past Goucher, 98-86
David Smith (Lakewood, WA) led the way with 31 points, nine rebounds, and six assists as the USMMA men’s basketball team earned a 98-86 shootout victory over Goucher Saturday afternoon.

February 7, 2014
Mariners Play Two Games This Weekend; Host Goucher & Vaughn
The USMMA men’s basketball team plays back-to-back games over the weekend against Goucher and Vaughn.

February 5, 2014
Free Throw Struggles Haunt USMMA in 75-63 Loss to Scranton
The Merchant Marine men's basketball team was 5-of-16 (31.2%) at the free throw line in the second half as Scranton toppled the Mariners, 75-63, Wednesday night.

February 4, 2014
Sergio Claims Landmark Conference Player of the Week Honors
For the first time this season a USMMA men's basketball player has been tabbed Landmark Conference Player of the Week.

February 4, 2014
USMMA Hosts First-Place Scranton Tomorrow Night at 7:00 PM
The Mariners have climbed their way back into the playoff race after toppling Catholic, 93-83, in Washington, DC over the weekend.

February 1, 2014
Sergio Explodes for 34 Points and 18 Rebounds as USMMA Defeats Catholic, 93-83
Senior Nick Sergio (Patchogue, NY) was unstoppable Saturday afternoon as the center posted 34 points and 18 rebounds in Merchant Marine's 93-83 upset victory over first-place Catholic.

January 31, 2014
Mariners Aim For Third Straight Win Tomorrow at Catholic
The USMMA men’s basketball team hits the road Saturday afternoon for a key Landmark Conference game against first-place Catholic.

January 29, 2014
Hatzioannides Drops 27 Points on Drew in 91-77 Shootout Win for USMMA
Sophomore George Hatzioannides (Oakland Gardens, NY) posted a career high 27 points Wednesday night as the Mariners toppled Drew, 91-77.

January 28, 2014
Merchant Marine Hosts Drew Wednesday at 7:00 PM - Show Your #USMMABlue
Come to O'Hara Hall tomorrow night and show your #USMMABlue as the Mariners face Drew at 7:00 PM.

January 25, 2014
Smith Sinks Five Three-Pointers in 79-68 Triumph over Juniata
David Smith (Lakewood, WA) tallied five of Merchant Marine’s 11 total three-pointers as the Mariner sharp shooters paved the way in a 79-68 triumph over Juniata Saturday afternoon.

January 24, 2014
Merchant Marine vs. Juniata - Tomorrow at 2:00 PM
The USMMA men’s basketball welcomes Landmark Conference rival Juniata to O’Hara Hall Saturday afternoon.

January 22, 2014
USMMA Falls to Moravian in Physical Landmark Showdown, 68-65
The Mariners closed a 13-point first-half deficit but eventually suffered a 68-65 setback at the hands of Moravian Wednesday night in Landmark Conference action

January 21, 2014
Merchant Marine Hosts Greyhounds Wednesday Night at O'Hara
The USMMA men’s basketball kicks off a three-game home stand Wednesday night against the Moravian Greyhounds.

January 16, 2014
Mariners Travel to Susquehanna Saturday Afternoon
The USMMA men’s basketball team takes on Susquehanna Saturday afternoon for a Landmark Conference tilt in Selinsgrove, PA.

January 14, 2014
Padgett's 17 Points Paces USMMA in 68-66 Victory over Trinity (CT)
Preston Padgett (Leavenworth, KS) grabbed an offensive rebound, got fouled, and made two free throws with 27.9 seconds left to break a 64-64 tie and send Merchant Marine to a 68-66 win over Trinity (CT) Tuesday night inside O'Hara Hall.

January 11, 2014
Catholic Sinks 11 Three-Pointers to Down USMMA, 76-66
The USMMA men’s basketball team shot 52.2 percent from the floor but could not overcome the Catholic Cardinals in a 76-66 decision Saturday afternoon inside O’Hara Hall.

January 9, 2014
Mariners Return to Landmark Action Saturday vs. Catholic
The USMMA men’s basketball team will look to snap a three game skid in its return to Landmark Conference action in a Saturday matinee against Catholic.

January 7, 2014
Miller’s Career High 20 Points Not Enough in 81-69 Loss to Stevens
Freshman Matthew Miller (Augusta, GA) dropped in a career high 20 points but USMMA suffered an 81-69 setback to Stevens Tuesday night inside O’Hara Hall.

January 6, 2014
USMMA Hosts Stevens Tuesday Night
The USMMA men’s basketball team plays just its third home game of the season Tuesday night as Stevens comes to O’Hara Hall.

January 4, 2014
Mariners Drop 71-59 Verdict to Clarkson
Zach Karczewski (Austin, TX) posted a team high 18 points while freshman Matthew Miller (Augusta, GA) added 10 points.

January 3, 2014
Merchant Marine Outlasts Potsdam St. in 98-91 Shootout
In a game that saw both teams shoot over 50 percent from the field the Merchant Marine men’s basketball team earned a 98-91 win over Potsdam St. Wednesday night

January 3, 2014
Balanced Attack Not Enough as Mariners Fall to Kenyon, 76-73
All 10 Merchant Marine players who saw action Friday night totaled at least two points and two rebounds in a 76-73 loss at the hands of Kenyon in the opening day of the NYU Holiday Classic

January 2, 2014
USMMA Opens 2014 at NYU Holiday Classic Tomorrow Night
The USMMA men’s basketball team takes the court for the first time in 2014 at the NYU Holiday Classic with match-ups against Kenyon and Clarkson.

December 18, 2013
Merchant Marine Outlasts Potsdam St. in 98-91 Shootout
In a game that saw both teams shoot over 50 percent from the field the Merchant Marine men’s basketball team earned a 98-91 win over Potsdam St. Wednesday night.

December 17, 2013
Merchant Marine Ends Calendar Year Tomorrow vs. Potsdam St.
USMMA has won two of its last three outings, both in overtime, against Coast Guard and Landmark Conference rival Scranton.

December 15, 2013
Men’s Basketball Drops 72-57 Decision at Moravian
Nick Sergio (Patchogue, NY) led the offense with 16 points while sophomore Scott Dennin (Gilbertsville, PA) grabbed nine rebounds.

December 14, 2013
USMMA Mounts Furious Comeback to Down Scranton in Overtime, 86-83
The USMMA men’s basketball team scored the final six points of regulation over the closing 43 seconds to force overtime and eventually claimed an 86-83 victory Saturday afternoon against Landmark Conference rival Scranton

December 13, 2013
Mariners Travel to Scranton and Moravian This Weekend
The USMMA men’s basketball team travels to Scranton and Moravian for back-to-back Landmark Conference games this weekend.

December 11, 2013
Merchant Marine Outlasts Rival Coast Guard in Double Overtime, 78-76
Senior Nick Sergio (Patchogue, NY) made two free throws with 2.1 seconds remaining in double overtime to ultimately send the Mariners to a 78-76 victory over rival Coast Guard Wednesday night.

December 10, 2013
Men's Basketball vs. Coast Guard Postponed to Tomorrow Night
Due to the current weather conditions the USMMA men's basketball game at Coast Guard has been postponed until tomorrow night.

December 9, 2013
Men's Basketball Heads to New London for #BeatCoastGuard Contest
The USMMA men’s basketball team takes on service academy rival Coast Guard Tuesday night in New London, CT.

December 7, 2013
Gophers Advantage at Free Throw Line Leads to 72-65 Decision over USMMA
The USMMA men’s basketball team dropped a 72-65 verdict Saturday night at Goucher in the Landmark Conference opener for both teams.

December 6, 2013
USMMA Opens Landmark Play Tomorrow at Goucher
The USMMA men’s basketball team opens its Landmark Conference slate Saturday at Goucher.

December 4, 2013
USMMA Narrowly Drops Non-Conference Tilt at Unbeaten NYU
The Merchant Marine men’s basketball team trailed NYU by just two with 1:31 remaining in regulation but was unable to defeat the Violets on the road Wednesday night.

December 3, 2013
Men's Basketball Clashes with NYU Wednesday Night
The USMMA men’s basketball plays its first game in 10 days as they travel into NYC to take on the Violets of NYU.

November 25, 2013
Merchant Marine Pulls Away From Maritime (NY), 83-64
The USMMA men’s basketball team outscored Maritime (NY) 29-13 in the final ten minutes as Merchant Marine picked up its second straight victory Monday evening.

November 24, 2013
USMMA Hosts Maritime (NY) Monday at 4:00 PM
The USMMA men’s basketball plays its first home of the season Monday afternoon as they host rival Maritime (NY).

November 18, 2013
Men's Basketball Home Opener Moved to 4:00 PM
The USMMA men's basketball team will play its first home game Monday, November 25 at 4:00 pm against Maritime (NY).

November 16, 2013
Mariners Dominate Glass in 71-61 Victory over Sarah Lawrence
The USMMA men’s basketball team outrebounded Sarah Lawrence 61-40 en route to the Mariners first win of the 2013-14 season Saturday afternoon at the Admiral’s Classic hosted by Maritime (NY).

November 15, 2013
Second Half Draught Dooms Mariners in Loss to RIT
The USMMA men’s basketball team dropped a 70-49 decision to RIT in the season opener for both teams and the first game of the 2013 Admiral’s Classic hosted by Maritime (NY).

November 15, 2013
Men's Basketball Opens 2013-14 Season at Admiral's Classic
The USMMA men's basketball team tips-off Friday and Saturday at the Admiral's Classic hosted by Maritime (NY).

November 5, 2013
USMMA Receives Two First-Place Votes in Preseason Poll; Tabbed Fourth in Landmark
The USMMA men's basketball team received two first-place votes but was ultimately picked to finish fourth in the 2013-14 Landmark Conference preseason coaches' poll.

August 7, 2013
Lipka Resigns as USMMA Men's Basketball Assistant Coach
Merchant Marine Head Men’s Basketball Coach Danny Nee has announced the resignation of assistant coach Pete Lipka.