Feb. 9, 2013
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - Siena Women's Basketball opens a season long four-game homestand when the Saints welcome seven-time defending MAAC Champion Marist to the ARC for a 2 p.m. tip Sunday. The game will be televised throughout the state of New York on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel.
Mike Demos and Andrew Santillo have the call on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel beginning at 2 p.m. To see which channels the game will air on, refer to the chart on the right. Fans outside the viewing area can also watch the TV feed online at SienaAllAccess.com.
The game marks the 27th annual celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day, with this year's theme, "Girls in Sports, An Investment in the Future." At halftime, student athletes and coaches from each of Siena's 11 women's athletic programs will be recognized for their accomplishments.
Additionally, three female student athletes - Maggie Deloria of women's lacrosse, Sarah Sivertson of volleyball and Kori Swieter of water polo - will be honored as the Saints' National Girls and Women in Sports Day's Recognition Award Winners. Three elementary age girls will also be recognized for their winning essays on their female role models in athletics.
Watch The GameAlbany - Ch. 50 (SD) or 1803 (HD)
Hudson Valley - Ch. 413 (SD) or 461 (HD)
New York City - Ch. 197
Syracuse - Ch. 1026
Rochester - Ch. 98
Buffalo - Ch. 87
On the court, Siena (9-13, 5-6) looks to beat Marist (16-6, 11-0) for the first time in nine years. The Red Foxes, which have won 55 of their last 56 conference games and 21 overall including the MAAC Tournament, have won 18 straight over the Saints.
But in the first meeting between the teams this season two weeks ago in Poughkeepsie, the Saints gave the defending champs all they could handle. Siena rallied from 19 points down to within a point early in the second half, before ultimately dropping a hard fought contest 75-64.
Gameday Central coverage begins at 1:30 p.m. with Ivey Speight and Steve Amedio on the radio pregame show on WVCR 88.3 FM "The Saint" as well as online at SienaAllAccess.com.
In addition to watching the game on Time Warner Cable Sports Channel or online via SienaAllAccess.com and listening locally on WVCR 88.3 FM, fans can also follow the live stats, receive in-game twitter updates @SienaSaints and read up on both teams' game notes and other pertinent information by clicking the Gameday Central banner at the top of the page.