JERSEY CITY, NJ - Siena Basketball looks to close out the regular season on a high note and build momentum towards next week's MAAC Tournament when the Saints battle Saint Peter's in the regular season finale at the Yanitelli Center at 2 p.m. 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.
Entering the final day of the regular season, Siena (8-22, 4-13) can still be seeded either ninth, 10th, or 11th for the upcoming MAAC Tournament which the Saints are hosting Mar. 1-5 at the Times Union Center. Siena will begin MAAC Tournament action with a First Round matchup on Thursday night at either 5, 7, or 9 p.m. against any one of four potential opponents.
The Saints would secure the nine-seed with a win today, and play No. 8 Monmouth on Thursday at 5 p.m. Siena would be the 10-seed with a loss this afternoon coupled with a Marist loss at Canisius (2 p.m.), and would face the No. 7 seed which would be either Manhattan or Quinnipiac on Thursday at 7 p.m. The Saints would be seeded 11th with a loss today coupled with a Red Foxes' victory, and would play the No. 6 seed which would be either Fairfield or Quinnipiac on Thursday at 9 p.m.
Watch the game online through Saint Peter's YouTube channel 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 Today's Game
1.) Siena enters its regular season finale looking to snap a nine-game road losing streak and secure their second road victory of the season
2.) The Saints suffered their third one-point defeat this season Wednesday vs. Fairfield. Siena has played in eight games this season decided by just one possession, posting a 4-4 record.
3.) The Saints have played in a program record five overtime games this season, featuring a total of nine overtime periods. Siena defeated Saint Peter's in triple overtime in the last meeting between the two teams last month in Albany.
4.) Siena has used 18 different starting lineup combinations this season, which is tied with UT Martin for the most nationally. Twelve of the 15 players who have seen game action for the Saints have made starts, although no player has started every game.
5.) The Saints’ offense has heated up over the past six games in averaging 73.5 points. Siena had averaged just 54.0 points over its previous three contests.
6.) Seven different Saints have scored in double figures 11 or more times this season. Eleven of the 15 players who have seen game action this year for Siena have scored in double figures at least once.
7.) The Saints have been led by a balanced scoring attack in conference play, with five players averaging between 9.7 - 11.3 points. Freshman guard Jordan Horn has paced Siena, averaging 11.3 points over his 15 MAAC contests.
8.) Siena defeated Saint Peter's 59-57 in triple overtime in the first meeting between the teams this season on Jan. 29 at the Times Union Center. The Saints emerged victorious despite shooting just 27.3% from the field.
9.) Saint Peter's leads the all-time series with Siena, 47-42. The home team has won 10 of the past 11 meetings, and the Peacocks have won seven straight at the Yanitelli Center dating back to the last Siena win here on Jan. 28, 2010.
10.) Like Siena, Saint Peter's would clinch the No. 9 seed in the MAAC Tournament with a win today, and would be seeded either 10th or 11th with a loss. The Peacocks leads the MAAC in scoring defense (67.4), field goal percentage defense (.418), and free throw percentage (.738).