Gameday Central - Siena vs. Manhattan (7 PM)

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Feb. 2, 2018



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ALBANY, NY - Siena Basketball goes for its fourth straight home win when the Saints host Manhattan on Northwestern Mutual Academic Appreciation and Albany County Stop DWI Night at 7 p.m. at the Times Union Center. 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.

The Last Meeting
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January 13, 2018
Riverdale, NY
Manhattan's Defense Stymies Saints
Manhattan forced 25 turnovers -- including six over the final 2:58 -- and ended the game on a 13-4 run to fend off Siena Basketball 72-61 at Draddy Gymnasium. Freshman guard Jordan Horn scored 16 of his 19 points in the second half to pace the Saints.

Purchase tickets in advance by clicking on the corresponding link at the top of the page, in person at the Times Union Center Box Office (opens at 10 a.m.), or by contacting Ticketmaster by phone at (800) 745-3000.

Siena Athletics will honor and recognize many of its brightest Saints in a special halftime ceremony as part of Northwestern Mutual Academic Appreciation Night. A total of 153 student athletes were named to the MAAC Academic Honor Roll in 2016-17, 45 were inducted into Siena College Honor Societies, and 26 earned spots in the athletic department's "4.0 Club."

Just prior to tip-off, Albany County Stop DWI will hold a brief pregame ceremony encouraging all fans to make smart choices and not drink and drive. Additionally, Albany County Chief Deputy Kerry Thompson will present the 2018 Robert Prior Award of Excellence.

A.J. Kanell and Andy Grazulis '92 have the call of the game both locally on the radio on Talk1300 AM and 98.7 FM, as well as through the online HD video stream at SienaAllAccess.com. Watch tonight's game by clicking the corresponding link at the top of the page. Viewers can also catch all the action on their iOS (Apple) devices as well as those that support Adobe Flash 10.1 or greater (Android devices) in addition to their laptops, desktops, and tablets. Complimentary audio of the radio broadcast feed can also be accessed 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. Upload pictures of yourself and your friends enjoying today's game through the Selfiefinder platform by clicking the corresponding link at the top of the page, or by downloading the Selfiefinder app and searching "Siena." The best selfies from tonight's game will be displayed on the video scoreboard during the first timeout of the second half.

Here's Ten Things to Know About Tonight's Game
1.) Siena is in search of its fourth straight win at the Times Union Center. The Saints have allowed an average of just 61.3 points during their three-game home win streak.
2.) Siena ranks in the top-100 nationally in three-point field goal percentage (73rd - .376), rebound margin (93rd - +3.0), and offensive rebounding (97th - 11.5)
3.) The Saints have allowed an average of just 68.5 points over their past 13 games. Siena ranks second in the MAAC in scoring defense in league contests, allowing just 68.8 points per game.
4.) Seven of the Saints' games this season have been decided by one possession, with Siena posting a 4-3 record in those contests. Five of the Saints' nine January games were decided by a single possession.
5.) Eleven of the 15 players who have suited up this season for Siena have scored in double figures at least once. Seven different players have scored in double figures at least six times this season.
6.) Siena has used 13 different starting lineups this season which ranks tied for fourth most nationally with UTEP and UT Martin. Twelve of the 15 players who have suited up this season for the Saints have made starts although nobody has started every game.
7.) Siena’s reserves have scored 30 or more points eight times, and are averaging 26.3 points overall this season
8.) Manhattan leads the all-time series between the programs, 53-44. The home team has won 15 of the past 17 matchups, and the Saints have captured 13 of the last 14 meetings between the programs at the Times Union Center.
9.) The Jaspers won the first meeting between the programs this season, 72-61 on Jan. 13 in Riverdale. Manhattan forced 25 turnovers - including six over the final 2:58 - and ended the game on a 13-4 run. Freshman guard Jordan Horn scored 16 of his team-high 19 points in the second half for the Saints.
10.) The Jaspers enter play having dropped three straight and four of five. Manhattan leads the MAAC in both three-point field goal percentage (.394) and turnovers forced (15.4).