Jan. 2, 2011
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - The Saints are set to open the new year where they ended the last one - in the greater New York City metropolitan area. Siena opens both 2011 and conference play this afternoon when they battle Iona in a 2 p.m. tip at the Hynes Athletics Center.
Siena (2-8) is looking to build off its second win of the season, a 49-47 triumph in the Bronx on Thursday at Fordham. Iona (4-8) meanwhile is looking to battle back from consecutive blowout defeats out west last week against Arizona and Northern Arizona.
The Gaels took two of three meetings from the Saints last season and ended Siena's season in the MAAC Quarterfinals last March. Iona is a unanimous pick to finish second in this year's MAAC Preseason Coaches Poll, while the Saints were selected eighth. Entering today's 50th all-time meeting, Siena holds a 34-15 all-time edge, but will be in search of its first win in New Rochelle since 2005.
You can follow all the action by clicking on the Gameday Central Link at the top of this page. Listen to the game live for free beginning with pregame coverage at 1:30 p.m., watch the game through Iona's video stream and follow along with the live stats feed all by visiting the Gameday Central page. Also make sure to read up more on both schools by checking out the Game Notes link.