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Siena finally opens its home season Saturday at high noon against former MAAC member Loyola at Times Union Center. The Saints have won three straight games after their thrilling overtime victory at Bucknell Tuesday night, and excitement is high in the Capital Region.
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Here’s 10 things you need to know heading into Saturday’s game
1) Siena is over .500 for the first time in the regular season since the start of 2011-12, and is 3-2 for the first time since 2009-10. The Saints ended the 2013-14 season with a 20-18 record after going 5-1 in the CBI.
2) The Saints have won three straight games for the first time since March of 2014 (CBI). This is the first time Siena has won three consecutive games away from Times Union Center since January of 2010.
3) Siena has had a player score 20 points or more in each of its first five games. It’s the first time the Saints have had a 20-point scorer in five straight games since December of 2011.
4) Siena’s overtime win Tuesday at Bucknell was its first since defeating Radford in overtime on February 24, 2013 at Times Union Center (lost previous three). The Saints last road overtime win was a 54-49 victory at Navy on November 11, 2012. Siena had lost 24 straight games when allowing its opponent to score 80 points before Tuesday night.
5) Siena has five players averaging double figures. Marquis Wright (17.4), Brett Bisping (13), Lavon Long (11.8), Javion Ogunyemi (11.4) and Nico Clareth (10.2) have combined to shoot 48% from the field this season.
6) Siena has held its first four opponents to just 24% from three point range, the 14th lowest percentage allowed in the nation. The Saints have shot 30% from three-point range, and 53% from two-point range.
7) Marquis Wright was just two rebounds and an assist shy of a triple-double Tuesday night. Kojo Mensah had the program’s last triple-double on December 3, 2006 against UAlbany.
8) Brett Bisping’s career-high 16 rebounds at Bucknell Tuesday night were the most for a Saint since O.D. Anosike had 16 in a 72-62 loss at Saint Peter’s on February 19, 2013, a span of 80 games.
9) Siena ranked 53rd in the unofficial RPI report at warrennolan.com on Wednesday with a SOS of 90. MAAC-member Monmouth was 38th with a SOS of 75.
10) Siena out-rebounded Bucknell 49-26 Tuesday night, its best rebounding margin in a game since out-rebounding Niagara 47-22 on January 30, 2011, a span of 147 games. The 49 rebounds were the most the Saints had in a game since the 53 recorded in the double-overtime NCAA win over Ohio State (3/20/09).