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ALBANY, NY - Siena Basketball begins a three-game homestand and opens 2018 with a New Year's Day matinee vs. Quinnipiac Monday at 1 p.m. at the Times Union Center. The game will be televised locally in the Capital Region on My4 Albany, in addition to being simulcast on ESPN3.
Purchase tickets in advance by clicking on 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.
Secure exclusive ticket specials by activating a Siena Saints ReplyBuy account by clicking on the corresponding link at the top of the page, or by texting SIENA to 20123. New ReplyBuy subscribers will receive a $5 credit towards their first purchase, and will also be entered to win a VIP Suite Experience for 16 which includes a $100 food and beverage credit to a mutually agreed upon upcoming home game this season.
Ring in the New Year and celebrate National Bloody Mary Day with the Saints. Get two tickets and two Bloody Mary's for just $35. Tickets can be purchased in advance by contacting the Siena Fan Relations Management Center at (518) 487-2202, by e-mail at email@example.com, or on gameday at the Times Union Center Box Office.
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 12:30 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, #MAACHoops, 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 opens its second of two season long three-game homestands to ring in 2018. The Saints will also host Western New York foes Niagara (Friday) and Canisius (Sunday) to close out a busy home week.
2.) Siena is playing on New Year’s Day for the first time in nine years. The Saints defeated Fairfield 87-81 on New Year’s Day 2009 here in Albany. Siena had played their first game of the New Year on Jan. 2 each of the past four seasons.
3.) The Saints are a stellar 21-7 (.750) all-time in MAAC home openers, including a perfect 4-0 under head coach Jimmy Patsos in which they've outscored the opposition by an average of 19.5 points.
4.) Junior guard Nico Clareth is just 26 points shy of 1,000 for his career
5.) The Siena bench has totaled 166 points the past four games, while outscoring the team's starters by 50 points and it's opponents reserves by 101 points over that time
6.) The Saints have used nine different starting lineups over the team's first 14 games, which is tied for the fifth most starting lineup combinations nationally
7.) Siena erupted for 26 threes while shooting 47.3% from distance over back-to-back road games at Bryant (Dec. 17) and Memphis (Dec. 20). The Saints have averaged just 6.1 threes while shooting only 33.3% from distance over their other 12 games this season.
8.) Siena's nine non-conference losses came vs. teams which currently hold a combined 81-41 (.664) overall record, and all nine are .500 or better
9.) The Saints have captured eight of 10 all-time meetings vs. Quinnipiac, including six of eight since the Bobcats joined the league in 2013-14. Siena has swept the regular season series each of the past two years in holding a four-game winning streak over Quinnipiac.
10.) The Bobcats were projected to finish last in the MAAC after posting a 10-21 overall record including a 7-13 (eighth) league mark last season. First-year head coach Baker Dunleavy led Quinnipiac to 78-76 conference-opening win over two-time defending MAAC Regular Season Champion Monmouth Thursday in Connecticut. Remarkably, the two-point decision marked the Bobcats' seventh game decided by two points or less over its first 13 games this season.