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ALBANY, NY - Siena Basketball looks to close out its first of two season long three-game homestands and open the month of December victorious when the Saints host Robert Morris at 2 p.m. at the Times Union Center sponsored by Glens Falls Hospital. The game will be televised locally in the Capital Region on My4 Albany, in addition to being simulcast on ESPN3.
Purchase tickets to today's game sponsored by Glens Falls Hospital in advance by clicking 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.
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 1:30 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, 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 Today's Game
1.) Siena is concluding its first of two season long three-game homestands today. The Saints are 1-1 so far on their current homestand with a win over Hofstra and a loss vs. St. Bonaventure.
2.) The Saints are scheduled to play 15 regular season home games at the Times Union Center this season. That matches the 2010-11 squad for the program’s most regular season home games since playing 17 during the 1985-86 season.
3.) Siena is looking to bounce back from a 75-55 Franciscan Cup defeat Wednesday night vs. St. Bonaventure in which the Saints shot just 34% from the field including only 4-20 from three. Sophomore guard Ahsante Shivers posted a career-high 19 points and tied a season-best with seven rebounds in the defeat.
4.) Siena averaged 89.0 points over three consecutive games from Nov. 17-25. The Saints scored 267 points, marking the program’s most over a three-game stretch since Jan. 15-21, 2001 (269). Siena has averaged just 56.0 points on 34.1% shooting including only 22.4% from three in their other three games.
5.) Junior guard Nico Clareth ranks tied for eighth in the MAAC in scoring (16.3) and ninth in threes (15)
6.) Freshman forward Prince Oduro ranks in the top-10 in the MAAC in blocks (1.0 - T-6th), defensive rebounding (4.7 - T-9th), and rebounding (6.0 - T-10th)
7.) Shivers has scored nine points or more in four consecutive games and now ranks second on the team in scoring averaging 11.0 points
8.) Siena has won six consecutive games vs. the 10 programs which currently comprise the Northeast Conference dating back to 1995. The Saints will also face NEC foe Bryant on Dec. 17 in Rhode Island.
9.) Siena and Robert Morris are meeting for the first time in 33 years and just the fifth time ever. The programs split four meetings as former ECAC Metro rivals from 1982-84.
10.) Robert Morris posted a 14-19 overall record last season and finished tied for fifth in the Northeast Conference with an even 9-9 conference mark. The Colonials were projected to finish seventh (10 teams) according to the NEC Preseason Coaches' Poll after returning just two starters and welcoming 11 newcomers this year. Robert Morris is playing its eighth and final of eight consecutive road games to open its season today, as the Colonials have already traveled over 7,000 miles (round trip) and played in all four time zones.