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ALBANY, NY - Siena Basketball concludes its regular season home slate when the Saints host Fairfield on Senior Day at 7 p.m. at the Times Union Center. The game will be televised locally in the Capital Region on My4 Albany, in addition to being simulcast on ESPN3.
Just prior to tip-off, Siena will honor Kadeem Smithen and manager Robert McCarthy in addition to recognizing the senior members of the spirit groups.
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 final Siena Basketball $5 Slam Dunkin' game 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.
Robert Lee and Kelly O'Donnell have the call of the game locally on My4 Albany as well as on ESPN3. My4 Albany is available in HD to Spectrum subscribers in the Capital Region on Channel 4. 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 broadcast can also be watched online by viewers without access to ESPN3 via SienaAllAccess.com 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 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 Tonight's Game
1.) Siena has won three of its last four Senior Day contests
2.) The Saints will be seeded either ninth, 10th, or 11th for the upcoming MAAC Tournament Mar. 1-5 at the Times Union Center. Siena will begin play on the evening of Thursday, Mar. 1 at either 5, 7, or 9 p.m.
3.) The Saints set a program single-season record by playing in their fifth overtime game Sunday. Three of Siena's last four home games have gone to overtime, including a pair of triple overtime affairs.
4.) The Saints lead the nation having used 18 different Starting Lineup combinations this season. Twelve of the 15 players who have seen games action for Siena this season have made starts.
5.) Sunday's game marked the 11th game this season which was decided by four points or less. The Saints have posted a 5-6 record in such contests.
6.) Siena's offense has heated up in averaging 74.4 points over the past five games. The Saints had averaged just 54.0 points over their previous three contests.
7.) Sophomore guard Khalil Richard has ascended to second in the MAAC in three-point field goal percentage at 45.3%. Richard has averaged 12.6 points while shooting an even 50% from the field including 57% from three-point range over his past eight games.
8.) Fairfield captured the first meeting between the team, 78-65 sixteen days ago in Bridgeport. Richard led the Saints with 16 points and four assists, while Tyler Nelson paced all scorers for the Stags with 27 points.
9.) Siena and Fairfield meet for the 70th time in a series which the Saints lead 38-31. Siena has won seven of 10 meetings under head coach Jimmy Patsos.
10.) Fairfield enters play having won five of their past seven to move into contention for the fifth and final MAAC Tournament First Round bye. Nelson, who leads the MAAC in scoring at 21.9 points per game, recently became the Stags' all-time leading scorer and has now tallied 2,032 career points.