Gameday Central - Siena at Monmouth (7 PM - ESPN3)

Jan. 25, 2018



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WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ - Siena Basketball travels to the Jersey Shore to battle two-time defending MAAC Regular Season Champion Monmouth at 7 p.m. at the OceanFirst Bank Center. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3.

The Last Meeting
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Saints Alive!
Siena is heading back to the MAAC Championship Game following one of the most remarkable halves of basketball in program history. The Saints erupted for 64 second half points – 27 of which came from hobbled guard Nico Clareth – to rally from a 17-point deficit with 17 minutes to go and stun regular season champion and No. 1 seed Monmouth 89-85 in the MAAC Semifinals at the Times Union Center.

Watch the game on ESPN3 which is accessible online through WatchESPN.com by clicking the corresponding link at the top of the page, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app, and on televisions through Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Gameday Central coverage commences with The Anderson Group Pregame Show at 6:30 p.m. locally on Talk1300 AM and 98.7 FM, and online at SienaAllAccess.com. A.J. Kanell and Andy Grazulis '92 have the call of the game both through the radio broadcast as well as the complimentary online audio stream which can be listened to by clicking the corresponding link at the top of the page.

In addition to watching and listening to the game, read both teams' game notes, and follow the action through the live stats by clicking the corresponding links at the top of the page. Social media updates will be provided courtside by following Siena Men's Basketball's official twitter account @SienaMBB. Join the conversation by using the hashtags #SienaSaints, #MarchOn, #MAACHoops and #NCAAM.

Here's Ten Things to Know About Tonight's Game
1.) Siena concludes a challenging stretch tonight where the Saints play four of five games away from home, including road contests at two-time defending MAAC Tournament Champion and preseason No. 1 Iona, preseason No. 2 Manhattan, and two-time reigning regular season champion Monmouth
2.) Siena has ascended to 46th nationally in three-point field goal percentage at 38.7%. The Saints have shot a stellar 44.5% from three-point range over the past seven games, and rank second in the MAAC during conference play shooting 40.1% from distance .
3.) Siena is allowing just 69.7 points over its past 11 games, after having surrendered an average of 82.6 over its first 10 games this season. The Saints rank tied for second in the MAAC in scoring defense during league play, allowing just 70.5 points in conference tilts.
4.) Seven of Siena's first eight MAAC games have been decided by single digits, including five by five points or less. Overall, the Saints have played in a total of nine games decided by five points or less this season, posting a 3-6 record.
5.) Siena has been led by a balanced scoring attack in conference play, with six players averaging between 7.1 - 12.5 points per game. Freshmen Jordan Horn (12.5) and Prince Oduro (10.5) have been the team's leading scorers in MAAC action so far, and classmate guard Roman Penn has added 9.0 points, while leading the MAAC shooting a perfect 100% (17-17) from the free throw line.
6.) Eleven of the 15 players who have suited up this season for the Saints have scored in double figures at least once. Six different players have scored in double figures at least five times this season.
7.) The Saints have utilized 11 different starting lineup combinations this season, which is tied with both Ole Miss and San Francisco for sixth most nationally. Eleven different players have made starts, and no player has started every game.
8.) The Saints are 6-4 when they out-rebound their opponent, and winless at 0-11 when they do not. Siena has achieved a +10.8 rebound margin in wins and a -0.9 margin in defeats.
9.) Monmouth leads the all-time series 8-4, and has captured seven of the nine overall meetings since joining the MAAC in 2013-14. The Hawks have swept the regular season series in each of the past three years, however the Saints knocked off top-seeded Monmouth in last year's MAAC Semifinals.
10.) Two-time defending MAAC Regular Season Champion Monmouth has dropped three straight and nine of 11. The Hawks are led by unanimous Preseason First Team All-MAAC selection Micah Seaborn who averages 15.2 points per game. Seaborn returned in Monmouth's last game after having missed the previous three due to injury.