Sept. 27, 2011
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - The complete 2011-12 Siena Women's Basketball schedule was released Tuesday following the unveiling of the MAAC schedule. The Saints, who will play 27 regular season games this winter, open the season Nov. 11 at the ARC against Sacred Heart.
The Saints will play a total of 14 home games including the first three of the season. Twelve of those contests will be contested at UHY Court at the ARC while a pair - the Albany Cup on Dec. 3 and the Jan. 27 game vs. Saint Peter's - will be played as the front end of doubleheaders with the men's team at the Times Union Center.
Additional non-conference home games include Binghamton (Nov. 15), Rhode Island (Nov. 19) and UMass (Dec. 21). Meanwhile, the Saints will battle North Carolina A&T (Nov. 25), 2011 NCAA participant Navy (Dec. 7), Central Connecticut State (Dec. 10) and Maine (Dec. 29) in non-conference road action.
The 18-game MAAC regular season slate commences on Jan. 2 when the Saints welcome Canisius to the ARC. Of their nine conference home games, the final eight take place on either Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays.
Siena closes out its home schedule with Manhattan (Feb. 17) followed by Senior Day on Feb. 19 against Rider.
The 2011-12 regular season concludes with the Saints' annual trip to Western New York to play Niagara (Feb. 24) and Canisius (Feb. 26).
For the first time, the 2011-12 MAAC Basketball Championships will be played at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Mass., home of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Tickets for the MAAC Championships, which will take place Mar. 1-5, go on sale Oct. 25. For more information, log on to www.maacachusetts.com.
Game times for conference tilts have not been released as of yet, but check back soon to SienaSaints.com for more information.
The Saints completed the 2010-11 season with a 14-16 overall record including a fourth place finish in the MAAC at 11-7 and return two starters and nine letterwinners from that squad.