Some postgame quotes from Siena Head Coach Mitch Buonaguro on the win over Manhattan in the MAAC Quarterfinal game.

On the final shot of regulation for both teams (first Manhattan)…

Siena Head Coach Mitch Buonaguro: “It was unbelievable. I saw the shot and I thought it was in but it’s amazing that it went out. But that’s what happens sometimes, you get a lucky bounce – we got the bounce, but the Wignot three was a big shot, he’s been a great kid in our program. He made a big shot last year against Manhattan in the conference tournament. Tonight was his time, just like a couple of nights it was Downey’s time, Wignot really shone tonight.

On the play where Brutus made three pointer that gave Manhattan a 78-75 lead with 46 seconds left…

Siena Head Coach Mitch Buonaguro: “We kind of lost Brutus – we play zone, we have to play zone – that’s what we’ve played all year. We play it most of the game even at the end of games.  We lost Brutus and he made a really good shot.  I thought the zone was good at times late in the game, we got them to throw it inside and they didn’t score. They came out and hit a lot of three’s but we stayed with the zone and obviously it worked.”

On the fan turnout at the MassMutual Center…

Siena Head Coach Mitch Buonaguro: “The fans at Siena are the best. They came out tonight and really helped helped us, almost felt like we were playing in a home arena. When we made the comeback, when we made the big shots they were great.  They’ve been great all year, they really like this team, they’ve really fallen in love with this team. They like the resolve and the resiliency. People who come to the games have been coming all year, so it’s great to have that support.”

On not starting Evan Hymes to begin the game…

Siena Head Coach Mitch Buonaguro: “I asked him today, he kind of felt better coming off the bench. It actually worked out well, because we were able to get some minutes because he had to play in the overtime. He hadn’t practice all week. It was good we got him a few minutes [to rest].”