Gameday Central - Siena vs. Iona (7 PM - SNY/ESPN3)

Feb. 11, 2018



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ALBANY, NY - Siena Basketball hosts rival Iona in a MAAC Championship rematch at 7 p.m. at the Times Union Center. The game will be televised regionally on SNY, and can also by viewed online via myspectrumsports.com and ESPN3.

The Last Meeting
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Iona Rallies Late Past Saints in MAAC Championship Rematch
Two-time defending MAAC Tournament Champion and preseason favorite Iona scored 15 unanswered points spanning just 3:45 down the stretch to rally past Siena Basketball 71-69 in a MAAC Championship rematch between the teams at the Hynes Athletics Center. The Gaels overcame as much as a 12-point deficit with 11:40 remaining to record their 15th victory in the past 18 meetings between the programs.

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.

Tonight's game marks the third of four Siena Basketball $5 Slam Dunkin' games this season. Secure a voucher at your local participating Capital Region area Dunkin' Donuts, which can then be redeemed at the Times Union Center Box Office for a $5 ticket to tonight's game. The final $5 Siena Basketball "Slam Dunkin" game of the season is set for Feb. 21 vs. Fairfield.

Robert Lee, Kelly O'Donnell, and Marisa Jacques have the call of the game on SNY, ESPN3, and myspectrumsports.com. The SNY broadcast is available to Spectrum subscribers in the Capital Region on Channels 66 and 320. The ESPN3 stream 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. The Spectrum stream is available to Spectrum subscribers online at myspectrumsports.com, and can be viewed by clicking the watch link at the top of the page.

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. Upload pictures of yourself and your friends enjoying tonight'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 will play three of its final five regular season games at home, prior to also hosting the MAAC Tournament Mar. 1-5. Six of the Saints' seven wins have come in Albany, and Siena has won three of its last four at the Times Union Center.
2.) Seven of the Saints' game this season have been decided by one possession. Additionally, nine games have been decided by four points or less, and 11 by five points or fewer.
3.) The Saints have allowed an average of 69.3 points over their past 16 games, after having bequeathed an average of 82.6 points over their first 10 games this season. Siena ranks third in the MAAC in scoring defense in league contests, allowing 69.7 points per game.
4.) Siena ranks 95th nationally in three-point field goal percentage at 36.9%. The Saints have shot 37.8% from three-point range over their first 12 games of the 2018 calendar year.
5.) Eleven of the 15 players who have have seen game action this season for Siena have scored in double figures at least once, including seven who have tallied 10+ points on eight or more occasions
6.) Siena has used 16 different starting lineups this season which is tied with Florida Gulf Coast for the second most nationally, and trails only Bryant (17). Twelve of the 15 players who have seen games action for the Saints have made starts, although nobody has started every game.
7.) The Saints have been led by a balanced scoring attack in conference play, with six players averaging between 8.5 - 10.5 points. Siena's top-three scorers in league action - Jordan Horn (10.5), Roman Penn (9.7), and Prince Oduro (9.5) - are all freshmen.
8.) Iona rallied late past Siena to capture the first meeting between the teams 71-69 on Jan. 11 in New Rochelle. The Gaels scored 15 unanswered points down the stretch to overcome as much as a 12-point deficit with 11:40 remaining.
9.) Siena has played Iona more times (112) than any other opponent. The Gaels have won 15 of the past 18 meetings, including eight straight in Albany.
10.) Iona concludes a stretch tonight featuring three games in five nights. The two-time defending MAAC Tournament Champions and preseason favorites currently stand tied for third in the conference standings with Niagara at 10-4 with four games remaining, as the Gaels trail second place Canisius by a game and a half and frontrunner Rider by two games.