Gameday Central - Siena at Rider (7 PM)

Feb. 14, 2018

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LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ - Siena Basketball faces MAAC frontrunner Rider for the first and only time this regular season when the Saints battle the Broncs at 7 p.m. at Alumni Gymnasium. 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

The Last Meeting
January 17, 2017
Albany, NY
Surging Saints Win Fourth Straight
Senior Lavon Long erupted for a career-high 29 points and helped fuel a decisive 23-4 run to open the second half to lead surging Siena Basketball to its fourth straight win with a 78-68 triumph over Rider at the Times Union Center. Long added a season-high 12 rebounds to record his second double-double of the season for the Saints which improved to 7-1 at home.

Watch the game online via Rider's BroncVision by clicking the corresponding link at the top of the page. A.J. Kanell and Scott Knapp '01 have the radio call of the action locally in the Capital Region on both Talk 1300 AM and 98.7 FM. Complimentary online audio of the broadcast 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.

Here's Ten Things to Know About Tonight's Game
1.) Siena is in search of its second road win of the season. The Saints have dropped seven straight away from home.
2.) The 82 points Siena scored in Monday's overtime win over two-time defending MAAC Tournament Champion and preseason favorite Iona marked the team's most since tallying 87 in a win at Bryant on Dec. 17
3.) The four-point win over the Gaels marked the Saints' 10th game which was decided by four points or less. Siena is an even 5-5 in such contests.
4.) Sophomore guard Khalil Richard is averaging 12.5 points on both 50% shooting and 50% from three-point range over his past six games
5.) The Saints have used 17 different starting lineups this season which is tied with Bryant for the most nationally. Twelve different players have made starts.
6.) Eleven different Siena players have scored in double figures this season, including seven who have tallied 10 or more points at least nine times
7.) Six Saints are averaging between 8.1 - 11.1 points in conference play, with freshman guard Jordan Horn leading the way
8.) Siena is 8-5 when winning the rebounding battle, and winless at 0-14 when it does not. The Saints average a +10.5 rebound margin in wins as compared to a 1.6 margin in defeats.
9.) Siena has nearly doubled up Rider in the all-time series, 31-16. The Saints are 6-2 vs. the Broncs under the direction of head coach Jimmy Patsos.
10.) Rider has won eight straight and currently sits tied atop the MAAC Standings with Canisius at 12-2, despite being predicted to finish seventh in the preseason poll. The Broncs lead the league in rebounding (40.2), rebound margin (+3.6), and steals (7.3).