LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - Siena Women's Basketball looks for its first-ever win over a nationally ranked opponent when the Saints host undefeated No. 16/15 Dayton Saturday at 1 p.m. at the ARC. The game will be televised throughout New York and Ohio on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel.
Saturday's game is part of Military Appreciation Day as all those with Military ID get in FREE. Additionally, Santa Claus will be making a special visit and will be available for photo opportunities.
Mike Demos, Jackie Craft and Chris Onorato have the call on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel beginning at 1 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.
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Albany - Ch. 50 (SD) or 1803 (HD)
Hudson Valley - Ch. 413 (SD) or 461 (HD)
New York City - Ch. 197
Syracuse - Ch. 1026
Rochester - Ch. 26
Buffalo - Ch. 713
Ohio - Ch. 311 (SD) or 1311 (HD)
Southwest Ohio - Analog Ch. 99
Siena (3-5) returns to the court for the first time in 17 days following the College's final exam period. The Saints last played Dec. 5 when they rallied from a 14-point second half deficit to defeat Maine in the closing seconds.
But Saturday's matchup with Dayton (11-0) will likely be the toughest test that any of the Saints have taken in the past two weeks.
The Flyers enter this week ranked 16th in the Associated Press Top-25 Poll and 15th in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches' Poll - both program bests. The defending Atlantic-10 Champions, Dayton is one of seven remaining undefeated teams in Division I.
Siena is 0-12 all-time against nationally ranked teams in the AP Poll and 0-13 vs. the ESPN/USA Today Coaches' Poll Top-25. Dayton becomes the fourth nationally ranked team the Saints host at the ARC joining Marist (2009, 2011) and Maryland (2005).
Dayton is coach by Jim Jabir who served as the sixth head coach in Siena Women's Basketball history from 1987-90. Jabir posted a 50-29 (.633) record in his three seasons in Loudonville and mentored current Siena head coach Ali Jaques who was an assistant under Jabir at Dayton during the 2005-06 season.
Gameday Central coverage begins at 12:30 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 tonight's 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.