Gameday Central - Siena vs. Niagara (Sunday - 1PM)

Jan. 6, 2018

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LOUDONVILLE, NY - Siena Women’s Basketball hosts Niagara in the third of four doubleheaders with the Siena men at the Times Union Center on Sunday, January 7 at 1 p.m. The Saints are 1-1 in the two games played at the Times Union Center this season.

The Last Meeting
February 16, 2017
Niagara University, NY
Benitez’s Buzzer Beat Pushes Saints Over Niagara
As the final buzzer sounded, sophomore guard Jackie Benitez hit a layup to push Siena Women’s Basketball over Niagara 70-68. The Saints have now won two-straight against the Purple Eagles, sweeping the regular season.

Purchase tickets to see the Saints take on league foe Niagara 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.

Chris McSwiggin and Steve Amedio have the call beginning with pregame coverage at 12:30 p.m. locally on WVCR 88.3 FM “The Saint” and through Click on corresponding links at the top of the page to follow the action online. Follow @SienaWomenshoop on twitter for courtside updates and join in the conversation using #SienaSaints and #MAACHoops.

This is the third of four doubleheaders the Siena women have with the men at the Times Union Center. Dating back to last season, the Saints have a won three of their last four when playing in a doubleheader with the men at the Times Union Center. The Saints are 34-23 (.596) at the Times Union Center during the regular season and 43-39 (.524) in the Times Union Center history.

While the Saints lead the series against the Purple Eagle, 46-29, in the last 10 meetings the series has been tied 10-10. In those last 10 meetings, two have gone to overtime and eight of the 10 have been decided by nine points or less. The 46 wins over Niagara are the second most wins against any program in Siena history. The most wins over any program is Canisius as the Saints have won 49 against the Golden Griffs.

Siena is coming off a two-game winning streak after taking down both Iona 64-51 at the Alumni Recreation Center and Rider 71-67, in overtime, on the road. The Saints enter the game with a 7-7 overall and 2-1 league record. Siena is led by senior guard Kollyns Scarbrough who is averaging 14.4 points per game and shot a league-high 50% from the field. She has led the Saints in scoring in nine of their 14 contests. Deja Rawls sits in fourth in the MAAC averaging 3.6 assists per game while producing a 1.6 assist to turnover ratio.

Niagara comes into the matchup on a two-game losing streak after winning the previous three. The Purple Eagles come into the contest falling at both Fairfield in overtime, 59-53 and at Quinnipiac 77-61. When playing on the road, Niagara holds a 2-7 record. The Purple Eagles are led by red-shirt senior Victoria Rampado who is leading the league averaging 20 points per game and is second in the league with 9.6 rebounds per game. Kaylee Stroemple adds 12.5 points per game to the Purple Eagles lineup.

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 Women's Basketball's official twitter account @SienaWomensHoop. Join the conversation by using the hashtags #SienaSaints #MAACHoops and #MarchOn. 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.