Gameday Central: Siena vs. Fordham (Times Union Center at 7 PM)

Rob Poole leads the balanced Saints in scoring and rebounding

Dec. 30, 2013

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The Last Meeting
December 23, 2012
Bronx, N.Y.
Fordham Holds Off Siena, 81-75
Chris Gatson scored 20 of his game-high 25 points in the first half, helping Fordham to a big early lead it never relinquished in an 81-75 victory over Siena Sunday in the Bronx. The Saints played their best basketball of the season in the second half, rallying to within a single point before succumbing late.

Siena tries to give head coach Jimmy Patsos his 150th career victory and end 2013 on a positive note when it hosts Fordham at Times Union Center Monday night at 7 p.m. The game will be televised across New York State on Time Warner Cable Sports Channel.

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Siena (4-8) is coming off a 67-59 victory over Hofstra last Monday. Rob Poole, Lavon Long and Maurice White each scored 14 points in the win. White has averaged 10.7 points and shot 57% over the last three games, Long has reached double in eight of 12 games, and Poole leads the team with 14.3 points and 6.0 rebounds per contest.

Much-improved Fordham (7-5) is playing its eighth game in December, the most recent a hard-fought 94-86 loss to Harvard on Saturday.

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The Rams are led by the dynamic backcourt of freshman Jon Severe (20.8 ppg) and senior Branden Frazier (18.9 ppg.). Together they scored 60 points in Saturday's loss. Severe and Frazier make up the highest scoring back court in the A-10. Frazier had 20 points and 10 assists in last year's 81-75 win over Siena in the Bronx.

Fordham starts four guards and is averaging nearly 78 points per game.

The Saints resume MAAC play at newcomer Monmouth Thursday night before returning home to face Rider Saturday night at 7 p.m.