LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - Six days before tipping off its 2017-18 regular season in Charleston, South Carolina, Siena Basketball will compete in it's only preseason exhibition. The Saints are set to host Division II power Le Moyne Saturday at 5 p.m. on campus at the Alumni Recreation Center.
Tickets to the exhibition can be purchased at the Alumni Recreation Center Box Office beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday. Online ticket sales closed Friday afternoon.
Tickets for chairback seats located behind the team benches in Reserved Sections A, B, and C are priced at $10 for adults and $5 for children aged 12 and under. Siena will be seated on the bench in front of Section C, while Le Moyne will be on the bench in front of Section A. General Admission seating in the bleachers opposite the team benches as well as in the end zone behind the basket by the Le Moyne bench are $8 for adults and $5 for children aged 12 and under. Siena students get in FREE with valid College ID. Courtside seating options are also available and can be purchased by contacting the Siena Fan Relations Management Center at (518) 487-2202. Capacity for the exhibition is capped at 2,084.
A.J. Kanell and Andy Grazulis have the call of the exhibition which will be video streamed online at SienaAllAccess.com. The game can be watched online in HD for $7.95 by clicking the corresponding link at the top of the release. In addition to watching the contest online, viewers can also catch all the action on their iOS (Apple) devices as well as those that support Adobe Flash 10.1 or greater (Android devices) in addition to their laptops, desktops and tablets. Features to the Siena All-Access platform include live stats and ticker updates with important game information and twitter updates. Additionally, the game will be archived upon its conclusion and can viewed at any time through the on-demand feature.
Live stats will be provided through gametracker and social media updates will be tweeted courtside by following the Saints' team twitter page @SienaMBB. Join the conversation by using the hashtags #SienaSaints and #MAACHoops.
Siena returns seven letterwinners from last year's squad which advanced to the MAAC Championship Game after posting a 17-17 overall record while finishing tied for third in the MAAC with a 12-8 league mark. Saints fans will also get a first glimpse at the team's seven newcomers which includes redshirt junior captain transfer Kevin Degnan, sophomore walk-on Ben Diamond, and the Siena Class of 2021 featuring freshmen Christian Bentley, Manny Camper, Jordan Horn, Prince Oduro, and Roman Penn.
Located in Syracuse, New York, Le Moyne welcomes back four starters and nine letterwinners from their 2016-17 team which tallied a 22-7 overall record and won the Northeast-10 Conference Southwest Division Regular Season Championship with a 16-4 league mark. The Dolphins are led by third-year head coach and former West Virginia star Patrick Beilein, who is the son of current Michigan and former Le Moyne and Canisius head coach John Beilein.
Saturday's matchup will mark the first time that the programs have met in 25 years. The former rivals played each other 62 times in regular season action over a 44-year span from 1948-92.
2017-18 Siena Basketball season and individual game tickets to all 15 regular season home contests are on-sale now. Season tickets can be purchased by contacting the Siena Fan Relations Management Center at (518) 487-2202, online at sienasaints.com/tickets, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Individual game tickets can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com, in-person at the Times Union Center Box Office, or by contacting the Siena Fan Relations Management Center.