Senior Day - Manhattan at Siena (TWCSC at 7 PM)

Rob Poole and Evan Hymes celebrate in their first collegiate game - a 65-56 home win over Navy
Feb. 20, 2015

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The Last Meeting
January 30, 2015
Riverdale, N.Y.
Manhattan Edges Siena in Classic
If the last five weeks of the season are anything like Friday night's game, Siena fans have plenty to look forward to. Emmy Andujar scored 20 points and made four free throws in the final 1:07 to help defending MAAC champion Manhattan sneak past inspired Siena 87-79 Friday night in a thrilling MAAC contest in Riverdale.

Rob Poole and Evan Hymes will play their final home game at Times Union Center Saturday night when Siena tries for its 11th straight victory over defending MAAC Champion Manhattan at 7 p.m.

Poole and Hymes will be honored in a special pregame ceremony. It's not the final time the two will play in Siena's downtown Albany home, as the MAAC Championships return to Times Union Center March 5-9.

The game will be televised across New York State on Time Warner Cable Sports Channel 323.

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Poole and Hymes are the seventh highest scoring teammates in program history, having combined to score over 2,800 career points. The pair was also instrumental in Siena's 20-win season last year which culminated in the College Basketball invitational Championship.

Here's 10 Things to Know Heading Into the Game
1) Siena has lost six of its last eight games to fall into a tie for seventh in the MAAC with Saint Peter's. The Saints are two games behind fifth place Canisius and would be relegated to the First Round of the MAAC Tournament with one loss or one Canisius win in the final three games.
2) Ryan Oliver scored a career-high 23 points and made 4-6 three-pointers in Thursday's overtime loss to Canisius. Oliver's previous career high was 15 - set last season - and he had gone 15 games without reaching double figures.
3) Marquis Wright has reached double figures in seven straight games. His eight assists Thursday night were his most in 11 games.
4) Opponents are shooting 41.1% from three-point range at Times Union Center this season, on pace to be the highest percentage Siena has ever allowed since making the full-time move to the Arena in 1997 (40.4% in 2003-04). Last year, opponents made just 30.3% of their three-pointers at Times Union Center
5) Javion Ogunyemi reached double figures Thursday night for the 14th time this season. Ogunyemi has increased his scoring 7.3 points per game from last season. He played a career-high 40 minutes Thursday night.
6) Siena used its 12th different starting lineup Thursday night. Lavon Long sat the first eight minutes of the game after arriving eight minutes late for the team's shootaround.
7) Rob Poole is just 11 points shy of tying Ryan Rossiter '11 for 10th on Siena's all-time scoring charts. Poole has scored 1,446 points in 121 career games (12.0).
8) Siena has had more assists than turnovers in five of the last six games. Prior to that they went six games without having more assists than turnovers.
9) Jimmy Paige is shooting 68% (15-22) from the field the last seven games. Paige has started five straight games, but he played just the first four minutes Thursday night after being removed for two quick turnovers.
10) The Saints would be the eighth seed in the MAAC Championships if the season ended today. Even if the Saints lose their final three games, it's unlikely they could finish lower than eighth (Fairfield would have to win out and Manhattan would have to pass Rider in the MAAC standings and Marist and Niagara would have to lose a game).