Category: Expectations

Q&A: Siena’s Tyler Simms

Tyler Simms is the Director of Basketball Operations for the Siena Saints; he spared a few minutes to update us on what it’s like getting adjusted to a new program and a new position at Siena. Simms graduated from Trinity College in 2008, where he was a Captain of the basketball team that won the [...]

Measuring Success in 2011-12

With plenty of roster turnover and the loss of a MAAC Player of the Year, Saints fans might have their expectations set to low. However, Siena Head Coach Mitch Buonaguro said at the Saints’ media day in October that he expects the Saints to have a successful season in 2011-12. “We are expecting to have a very [...]

Q&A: Raphielle Johnson of

As part of our continuing preseason coverage we got a chance to chat with Raphielle Johnson of CollegeHoops.Net to preview Siena, the additions to Iona and his MAAC predictions. Follow Raphielle Johnson on twitter (we do!) @raphiellej. SienaSaintsBlog:  What Siena player are you looking forward to seeing play this year? Raphielle Johnson/CollegeHoops.Net: Kyle Downey’s return will be [...]

Thoughts On The Brink

Peeking over the edge on the cusp of greatness, while searching the present for clues to the future. You can take a look at my season ending essay to get a feel of what I was thinking going into this essay. I’ve been working on other writing projects, and working in general like we all [...]

Students Ready for Season

Although the 2010 season doesn’t officially start until November 13th, students around Siena campus are already feeling the college hoops itch. Without any real national contenders like Pittsburgh or Kansas on the schedule, many students are looking forward to Siena’s classic backyard brawl with UAlbany. “That game is like a whole weekend event around here. [...]

Fraschilla, Katz talk Saints

In a season preview for, Fran Fraschilla and Andy Katz both agree Siena should not be overlooked for the upcoming season. They discuss the Saints struggle to schedule games, as well as the December 2nd showdown against Georgia Tech. Coach Fran McCaffery has done a remarkable job of rebuilding the Saints’ basketball program, winning [...]

Start The Hype Train

All aboard: Coach Fran McCaffrey’s team has won a first-round game in each of the past two NCAA tournaments, and a visit to the Sweet 16 isn’t out of the question this season. The Saints won a first-round game as a No. 13 seed in 2008, then as a No. 9 seed ? over Ohio [...]

Midseason Status Report

The Saints are now halfway through their highly anticipated regular season. This is the time when fans begin to consider how successful (or unsuccessful) the team has been so far. On the Siena Messageboard, SaintsFan started off the discussion, asking others how they’d grade the season so far. As usual, the opinions varied: B’s in everything [...]


What should be expected of this year’s version of the Siena College Saints? Preseason hype placed the Saints in the same stratosphere as many upper echelon teams. Their 0-3 record in the Old Spice Classic and struggles from the FT line (and from Senior Kenny Hasbrouck) have caused some Siena fans to lower their expectations drastically. [...]