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March 8, 2013
Saints Deep-Six Fairfield, Advance to Semis
For the second straight year Siena Women's Basketball will advance to the MAAC Semifinals as the No. 6 seed. Kanika Cummings hit a pair of clutch shots late and Siena's defense smothered Fairfield's final attempts as the Saints held on and beat the third-seeded Stags 52-48 in quarterfinal action at the MassMutual Center.
BRIDGEPORT, CONN. - Siena Women's Basketball makes its first of two scheduled national television appearances on ESPN3 when the Saints take on Fairfield at 6 p.m. at Webster Bank Arena. Gameday Central coverage begins with the radio pregame show at 5:30 p.m. in the Capital Region on WVCR 88.3 FM "The Saint" and online at SienaAllAccess.com.
Dean Darling and former Siena Men's Basketball Head Coach Mitch Buonaguro have the call on ESPN3 and WatchESPN at 6 p.m. Fans can watch the game on their computer, smart phone, tablet and Xbox 360 through WatchESPN.
Mike Demos and Steve Amedio have the radio call beginning with the Berkshire Bank Pregame Show at 5:30 p.m. Listen in the Capital Region on WVCR 88.3 FM "The Saint," or free online or through your iOS device (such as the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch in addition to any devices that support Adobe Flash 10.1 or greater) at SienaAllAccess.com.
Arguably the most competitive women's basketball rivalry in the MAAC, the programs have met in the conference tournament in eight of the past nine seasons and had a number of classic games.
Meeting for the 63rd time, Fairfield (9-6, 4-2) leads the all-time series 34-28. The Stags had won five straight before the Saints (6-9, 1-5) defeated No. 3 seed Fairfield in last season's MAAC Tournament to advance to the semifinals for a second straight year as a No. 6 seed.
Fairfield has won the past four meetings at its on campus facility, Alumni Hall, but the Saints have captured four straight including in the MAAC Tournament here in Bridgeport.