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Javion Ogunyemi
Feb. 28, 2015

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The Last Meeting
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February 14, 2015
Albany, N.Y.
Monmouth Rolls Siena in Second Half
Glenville native Collin Stewart scored a career-high 21 points on 8-9 shooting lifting Monmouth to an 83-64 win at Siena Saturday night. The Saints led 21-11 with 12:15 left in the first half, but were out-scored 72-53 the rest of the way.

Siena plays its final regular-season game Sunday at Monmouth. The game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN3.

The Saints are coming off a 73-63 loss at Quinnipiac Friday night and trying desperately to build some momentum for the upcoming MAAC Championships.

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Here's 10 Things to Keep an Eye on Heading Into the Game

1) Siena has lost eight of its last 10 games to fall into a tie for seventh in the MAAC with Saint Peter's.
2) The Saints will be either the seven or eight seed in the MAAC Tournament. To earn the seven seed, they need to beat Monmouth and have Iona defeat Saint Peter's. Siena will play at either 5 p.m. Thursday (8-9 game) or at approximately 7 p.m. (7-10 game) against Fairfield, Niagara or Marist.
3) Evan Hymes scored 20 points for just the second time this season Friday night at Quinnipiac. In the process, Hymes surpassed 1,300 career points and became just the fifth player in program history to record 1,300 points and 300 assists.
4) With a victory Sunday, Siena would avoid its fourth 20-loss season in program history. If Siena were to lose Sunday, the only way it would not finish with 20 losses is if it wins the National Championship. The Saints lost 24 games in 2004-05 and 2012-13, and 22 games in 1995-96.
5) Over the last 21 games, five Siena players are averaging double figures: Rob Poole (14.3), Marquis Wright (12.6), Javion Ogunyemi (10.4), Lavon Long (10.2) and Evan Hymes (10.0).
6) Rob Poole scored a season-low four points in a season-low 19 minutes Friday night (fouled out). Poole had played at least 30 minutes in Siena's first 27 games.
7) Marquis Wright has reached double figures in 11 of the last 13 games. Wright leads the team with 13.4 points per game over the last eight games and has 39 assists and just 21 turnovers during that stretch.
8) Javion Ogunyemi is averaging a team-best 12 points per game over the last six games while shooting 63% from the field. Ogunyemi had reached double figures in five straight games before being held to six points Friday night.
9) Maurice White played 18 minutes in the home loss to Manhattan and 19 in the loss at Quinnipiac Friday night. Prior to that, White had only played 18 minutes in a game twice this season. Patsos indicated after the Quinnipiac game that White could see even more playing time.
10) The MAAC Tournament is heading back to Times Union Center March 5-9. Siena won the MAAC Championship the last three times it was held in its downtown Albany home (2008-10). Prior to that, Siena lost in the quarterfinals in 2006, lost in the championship game in 2004 and won the title as the No. 7 seed in 2002. Siena never won the title the first eight years it was contested in Albany.