Gameday Central - Siena at Memphis (8 PM ET - ESPN3)

Dec. 20, 2017

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MEMPHIS, TN - Siena Basketball concludes play in the Houzz Gotham Classic presented by TicketIQ when the Saints face Memphis at 8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. CT) at FedExForum. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3.

The Last Meeting
November 28, 2013
Orlando, Fla
#21 Memphis Runs Past Siena in Old Spice Classic
Joe Jackson led four Tigers in double figures with 18 points and Memphis out-scored Siena 35-19 over the final 16:20 to post an 87-60 victory in the quarterfinals of the Old Spice Classic Thursday night. Brett Bisping had his first career double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds in the loss.

Watch the game on ESPN3 which is accessible online through 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.

Gameday Central coverage commences with The Anderson Group Pregame Show at 7:30 p.m. ET locally on Talk1300 AM and 98.7 FM, and online at A.J. Kanell and Scott Knapp '01 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, #MAACHoops and #NCAAM.

Here's Ten Things to Know About Tonight's Game
1.) Siena concludes its season long three-game road trip tonight. The Saints snapped a six-game road losing streak dating back to last season with Sunday’s win at Bryant.
2.) Siena also concludes play in the Houzz Gotham Classic presented by TicketIQ tonight with its fourth and final game in the event. The Saints are 1-2 in the event, with a win at Bryant (87-68) and losses vs. UAlbany (74-69) and at Louisville (86-60).
3.) Siena continues a stretch where they play five of seven games on the road to close out December. The Saints’ stretch is bookended by a pair of season long three-game homestands.
4.) Siena recently wrapped up a grueling 10-game stretch to open its season. The Saints’ first 10 opponents combined to post a 221-116 (.656) record last year, with eight winning 20 or more games, and six playing in postseason tournaments. Nine of Siena’s first 10 opponents currently possess .500 or better records and hold a collective overall mark of 72-41 (.637).
5.) Freshman guard Roman Penn was named the MAAC Rookie of the Week Monday. The Saints’ floor general averaged 13.5 points and 5.5 rebounds while shooting 64% from the field, 50% from three-point range, and 83.3% from the free throw line in two games last week. Penn has come on strong of late, averaging 11.8 points and team-highs of 5.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists over the past eight games.
6.) Junior guard Nico Clareth was named the College Sports Madness MAAC Player of the Week Monday. Clareth averaged team-highs of 17.5 points and 7.0 rebounds in two games last week. Clareth ranks tied for fourth in the MAAC in threes (28) and seventh in both scoring (16.2) and free throw percentage (.844).
7.) Siena made 12 threes in their win at Bryant Sunday, which was tied for the program's most threes made in a game since connecting for 13 in a win vs. Canisius on Jan. 22, 2006 at the Times Union Center
8.) Siena and Memphis are set to meet for just the fourth time, albeit the third time in the past 10 years. Memphis was nationally ranked in each of the past two meetings (No. 2 in 2008 and 21st in 2013). Siena won the first meeting vs. then-named Memphis State 72-59 on Jan. 21, 1953 in Albany.
9.) The 21st ranked Tigers defeated Siena 87-60 in the last meeting between the program's on Thanksgiving Day 2013 in the Old Spice Classic in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Brett Bisping came off the bench to record his first of 31 collegiate double-doubles with 11 points and 12 rebounds.
10.) Memphis posted a 19-13 overall record last season, including an even 9-9 mark in the American Athletic Conference. The Tigers were projected to finish ninth (12 teams) according to the AAC Preseason Coaches' Poll after returning just two starters from last year's squad while welcoming 11 newcomers. Memphis has won its past eight games at FedExForum dating back to last season.