Gameday Central - Siena vs. Monmouth (2 PM - Spectrum Sports/ESPN3)

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Feb. 17, 2018


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ALBANY, NY - Siena Basketball looks to secure its fifth home win in its past six contests at the Times Union Center when the Saints host two-time defending MAAC Regular Season Champion Monmouth sponsored by IBEW Local 236 at 2 p.m. The game can be watched by Spectrum subscribers in the State of New York online at myspectrumsports.com, and by viewers outside the state on ESPN3.

The Last Meeting
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January 25, 2018
West Long Branch, NJ
Monmouth Slips Past Saints
Austin Tilghman scored a game-high 20 points to lead two-time defending MAAC Regular Season Champion Monmouth past Siena Basketball 67-56 at the OceanFirst Bank Center. Sophomore guard Ahsante Shivers led three Saints in double figures with 12 points.

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.

Robert Lee, Kelly O'Donnell, and Marisa Jacques have the call of the action on both myspectrumsports.com and ESPN3. The game can be viewed by Spectrum subscribers online via myspectrumsports.com, and by viewers outside the State of New York on ESPN3. The ESPN3 feed will be blacked out in New York.

Gameday Central coverage commences with The Anderson Group Pregame Show at 1:30 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 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 today's game will be displayed on the video scoreboard during the first timeout of the second half.

Here's Ten Things to Know About Today's Game
1.) Siena has won four of its past five home games
2.) Today marks the Saints' milestone 500th all-time MAAC regular season contest. Siena has posted a 280-219 (.561) all-time record during MAAC regular season action.
3.) The Saints are 4-2 in day games, while averaging 75.3 points on a stellar 50% shooting including 52% from three-point range. Conversely, Siena is just 4-18 in night contests, while averaging just 65.9 points on 40% shooting including 34% from three.
4.) The Saints' offense has heated up in averaging 70.8 points over the past four games. Siena had averaged just 57.8 points over its previous four games.
5.) Seven different Siena players have scored in double figures 10 or more times this season. Eleven of the 15 players who have seen games action this season for the Saints have scored in double figures at least once.
6.) Siena has played in seven games decided by one possession, 10 which have been decided by four points or less, and 12 by five points or fewer
7.) Siena has used 17 different starting lineups this season, which is tied with Bryant for the most nationally. Twelve of the 15 players who have seen game action for the Saints have made starts, although nobody has started every game.
8.) Monmouth won the first meeting between the teams this season, 67-56 on Jan. 25 at the Jersey Shore. Sophomore guard Ahsante Shivers led Siena with 12 points off the bench.
9.) Monmouth leads the all-time series with Siena 9-4, and has captured eight of 10 meetings since joining the MAAC in 2013-14. The Hawks are in search of their fourth consecutive regular season series sweep.
10.) Monmouth currently sits one game clear of Siena for eighth place in the MAAC Standings with three games remaining. The Hawks are just 1-6 in conference road games this season.