March 7, 2014
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SPRINGFIELD, MASS. - Following its best performance of the season, No. 10 seed Siena Women's Basketball looks to keep its season alive when the Saints battle eight-time defending conference champion and No. 2 seed Marist in the MAAC Quarterfinals at 7 p.m. at the MassMutual Center. Gameday Central coverage begins with the radio pregame show at 6:30 p.m. in the Capital Region on WVCR 88.3 FM "The Saint" and online at SienaAllAccess.com.
Mike Demos and Steve Amedio have the call beginning with the Berkshire Bank Pregame Show at 6:30 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.
Siena (9-21) is in to the MAAC Quarterfinals for an eighth straight year after winning its fifth straight tournament opener, 87-66 over seventh seeded Manhattan Thursday afternoon. The Saints shot a season-high 46.7% and tied season highs with 18 assists and 12 three-pointers in exploding for the program's highest scoring performance in 11 years.
Siena is 15-7 all-time in quarterfinals action and looks to advance to the semifinals for a fourth straight season and 17th time in the program's 25 seasons in the MAAC. For Siena to accomplish that feat would take a similar performance to the one the Saints posted yesterday.
Marist (24-6) recently wrapped up a share of its 11th straight MAAC Regular Season Championship. The eight-time defending tournament champions have won 23 straight MAAC Tournament games including 13 straight by double figures.
Moreover, Marist has won the past 21 meetings with Siena, 20 of which have been by double figures. The Saints last beat Marist on Dec. 3, 2004 in Poughkeepsie.
The winner of tonight's contest advances to the MAAC Semifinals against either third-seeded Fairfield or No. 6 seed Rider Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
In addition to listening to the game, learn more about the matchup through the game notes by clicking on the corresponding links at the top of the page and check out the Saints' season highlight and senior videos. Additionally, follow @SienaSaints on twitter for in-game updates.