Siena leads the University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) 44-38 at halftime. Freshmen Javion Ogunyemi (8), Marquis Wright (6) and Lavon Long (6) combined for 20 points and eight rebounds. Evan Hymes leads the Sainst with 10 points and made 2-4 3-pointers.
The Saints shot 47% from the field in the first half, including 71% (10-14) in the first quarter.
The teams are playing with FIFA rules. The main differences are: four 10 minute quarters; after the fifth foul in each quarter the other team shoots two shots (no bonus); slightly longer 3-point line; five total timeouts (2 in first half, 3 in second half - all full timeouts.
Overall, Siena played with good energy and aggression. That aggression led to 15 turnovers and some open threes that have kept UQAM within striking distance.
Ten Saints saw action in the first 20 minutes, with nine of those 10 (all but Rich Audu) playing at least six minutes.