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Jan. 11, 2013

The Last Meeting
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Siena86
February 26, 2012
Albany, N.Y.
Bye Bye
Pretty much everything went Siena's way Sunday afternoon. Pretty much. Kyle Downey scored a career-high 28 points on his Senior Day in an 86-75 rout of Canisius, and the Saints got the help they needed from rival Marist to avoid playing in the First Round of this week's MAAC Championships.

The Siena men look to get back on track tonight at Times Union Center when they host surprising Canisius at 7 p.m. in a game that will be televised live across much of New York State on Time Warner Cable Sports Channel.

Fans can stop by participating Capital Region Dunkin' Donuts, Siena's Marcelle Athletic Complex, or the Siena Fan Relations Center above Wolf's 111 at Times Union Center to pick up a voucher redeemable for a $5 ticket in Saints Heaven for tonight's game.

Watch The Game

Albany (TWCSC 50 or 1803)
Western New York - Buffalo (713)
New York City (197)
Hudson Valley (413 or 461)
Central New York (813*)
Western New York - Rochester (26*)
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*Tape Delay

Storylines
-Siena has more wins against Canisius (50) than any other school. The Saints have won 13 of the last 14 in the series, and swept the two meetings last year. Siena is 13-2 all-time against Canisius at Times Union Center.
- Siena's 2-13 start is its worst ever through 15 games as a Division I program. The Saints only other 2-13 start came in 1954-55 when they began the year 2-14, and finished 3-16.
- Siena's 11-game losing streak matches its second longest in program history (1958-59 and 1959-60). The only longer streak was a 16-game slide that included the final 15 games of the 1995-96 season and the first game of the 1996-97 season.
- Siena is 0-4 in MAAC play for the second time ever (2003-04). The Saints have never started MAAC play 0-5.
- Seven of Siena's 13 losses have come by six points or fewer
- Siena has lost double digit home leads three times this season (Vermont, UMass and Iona)
- Rob Poole averaged 20 points and shot 57% from 3-point range in Siena's two MAAC games last weekend. Poole's made 41% of his 3-pointers this season (5th in the MAAC min. 20 makes) and is averaging 2.2 3-pointers per game (5th in MAAC).
- O.D. Anosike leads the nation with 11 double-doubles. Anosike ranks second nationally with 12.5 rebounds per game (Jamelle Hagins - Delaware), and second in the MAAC in FG% (54.7%). He equaled a season-high with 19 points on 8-11 shooting in a dominant effort against Iona last Friday night.
- Evan Hymes has 23 assists and 14 turnovers over the last six games. Hymes had 27 assists and 49 turnovers in the first eight games.
- Siena opponents have averaged 74.8 points, shot 49% from the field and 42% from 3-point range over the last five games. The Saints held their first 10 opponents to just 62.5 points per game, 39% from the field and 26% from 3-point range.
- Rakeem Brookins leads the MAAC with 2.1 steals per game
- Siena and Rider are the only MAAC teams with four players averaging double figures
- The Saints have had at least as many turnovers as assists in every game this season
- Siena's shot 76% (37-49) from the free throw line the last three games. The Saints rank 333 of 347 schools shooting just 61% from the line for the season.

Fans can also watch the Time Warner telecast from anywhere in the world by purchasing the video stream at SienaAllAccess.com. Simply click on the GameDay Central box at the top of the page for links to the video stream, free radio broadcast, Gametracker live stats and latest information on both teams.

 

 

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