Simon Bibeau lost Marquis Wright with a spin move and nailed
the winning 3-pointer from the right wing with just two seconds on the clock as
McGill edged Siena 74-72 in an intense affair Sunday in Montreal
"It was a great game, a great learning experience in the heat of battle," Siena coach Jimmy Patsos said.
Lavon Long had given Siena a 72-71 lead with a putback following two missed free throws with 12 seconds to play.
The Saints fell behind 20-8, but used an aggressive pressing defense to claw back in the game.
All 10 Siena players who saw action scored, led by Wright who had 17 points on 18 shots. The Saints shot 50% in the second half after making just 35% of their tries in the first half and made 6-8 3-pointers in the game. Ryan Oliver had nine points on 3-4 shooting from distance.
Vincent Dufort had 20 points, eight rebounds and five assists for McGill. Dufort's 3-pointer with 41 seconds to play put the Redmen up 71-69.
Siena next plays Queens University (Ontario) at 7:30 p.m. Monday night.