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Media Day

Friday, Oct. 16th marks the first day in the ’09-’10 season where NCAA teams are allowed to conduct full practices. Before the first practice, the media is granted access to coaches and players inside the Alumni Recreation Center on Siena campus. The event started with an opening statement from a confident Coach McCaffery: This is [...]

Saints In The News: Boring Day

These two stories will not rile up the blood. Siena came out with a tentative non-conference schedule and says they could play one more game but are not actively searching for it. Siena will play St. John’s in Philadelphia. I am surprised that Siena could not pair another Midwest game on that Northern Iowa trip. [...]

Offseason Post: NCAA Rules

In an interesting opinion about the NCAA’s rules, ESPN‘s Jay Bilas gives one Athletic Department’s take on how they review rules: The NCAA rule book is gigantic, and it is impossible to properly interpret. One basketball program I know uses an interesting system to determine what to do with regard to the NCAA’s archaic rules. [...]

Siena Falls To Top Seed 79-72

Siena could not hold off a late charge by the overall top seed Louisville Cardinals. Siena took their first lead of the game at 9:17 but Louisville charged back with a late run and held off the Saints to go to Indianapolis. Edwin Ubiles led the Saints with 24 points and 8 boards. Alex Franklin [...]

Bubble Watch

We will see who the Saints really play tonight and have continuing coverage of that match up until Thursday/Friday. Until then we have some interesting story lines as we approach 6pm: Can Mississippi State Break Into The NCAA Tournament and Crush a Bubble Team? Mississippi State, with a win, will break into the NCAA tournament [...]

Siena Beats Fairfield 80-65

ALBANY — Siena built a 24 point lead at the break and absorbed a few scares to reach the Finals of the 2009 MAAC Basketball Championships. Siena used a 19-5 run to control the tempo of the game in the first half and had were without Alex Franklin who took a hard fall and an [...]

Siena Cruises To Semifinals

ALBANY — #1 Siena used an 13-2 run in the second half to cushion a 12 point halftime lead and run away with a 77-52 victory over #9 Canisius in Quarterfinal #2 today. Edwin Ubiles struggled in the first half with only two points and two quick fouls. Ubiles would turn it on for the [...]

Siena Leading At Half

ALBANY — Siena has used two three pointers and a buzzer beater basket to take the 39-27 halftime lead over Canisius here at the Times Union Center in Quarterfinal #2. Siena got off to a slow start as Ronald Moore picked up two quick fouls and didn’t score in just over six minutes on the [...]

Fairfield Advances, 68-61

ALBANY — One of the most reeling teams left in the bracket #5 seed Fairfield, minus their Preseason First Team All-MAAC Guard Jonathan Han, managed to beat #4 Manhattan 68-61. Ed Cooley drew a technical foul with 17:52 to go in the game and it seemed like Manhattan would be able to lean on the [...]

MAAC Tournament Day One

ALBANY (NY) — Day one of the Men’s MAAC Tournament is complete. #9 Canisius has won every one of their opening round games since moving to the new format in 2007 and they did not disappoint tonight. They will move on, after a 74-68 victory over Loyola, to face the Saints in Saturdays Men’s Quarterfinal [...]

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