Category: RPI

NCAA Releases Team Reports

The NCAA released Team Reports for every Division I team in an attempt to be more transparent prior to the NCAA Tournament. Take a look at Siena’s team sheet here. Siena is 2-5 against the RPI top 100, with the two wins coming at home against Iona (53) and Princeton (99). The Saints are 6-1 against the [...]

MAAC Simulation

Update 3:09pm… If you read Ed’s MAAC Tourney preview, he does pick Siena to win. For what its worth, at first I didn’t realize you had to refresh, even though he explicitly says to do so in his post. I simulated 10 times, got Niagara as the champion 5 times, Siena 4, and Iona 1. [...]

Bracket Busters Notes

John Gasaway at Basketball Prospectus previews the Bracket Busters (also on Northern Iowa (18-9) vs. Siena (21-6) ESPN2, 3:00 PM ET, Saturday For five weeks Northern Iowa was a huge surprise in the Missouri Valley-maybe even “the Drake of 2009.” Since then, however, the Panthers have lost three of their last four, as coach [...]

Big Night In Hoops

Siena’s Bracketbuster opponent, Northern Iowa, lost at home tonight to Drake 47-46. This is their second loss in a row. Both teams shot under 39% from the floor and committed a total of 37 turnovers between the two teams. The loss tonight for UNI puts them in a tie for 1st the Missouri Valley Conference, [...] Ranks Siena #1

Yesterday, Bill Trocchi on his blog ranked Siena #1 in his Mid Major Power Rankings. On Siena… This spot has been reserved for Butler for a while, but the Saints slip past the Bulldogs after Butler’s hiccup. Siena has a healthy No. 28 RPI after six Top 100 wins. Siena gets a shot at [...]

Hey, It Can Happen

Yesterday, friend of the blog Kyle Whelliston was invited to participate in a mock NCAA selection committee to compile. If you haven’t already, head on over to and read his post on the day. It gives phenomenal insight as to what the day is really like for the actual committee and explains how they [...]

Opinion: At Large

Siena was listed as Work Left To Do in the Bubble Watch on Thursday. I’ve been quoted as saying the only way this team gets an At Large Bid is by going undefeated [25-5], and losing by a buzzer beater in the MAAC title game [27-6]. I’m starting to think they might have a [...]

Bracketbuster RPI Update

Home Teams 20 Siena 37 Davidson 52 St.Mary’s 71 Creighton Away Teams 7 Butler 43 Miami (OH) 46 Utah State 53 George Mason * – Ratings are as of Saturday night. Kudos to soup for the info.

ESPN Insider: Siena

Mike Hume at Insider mentioned the Saints briefly in his column Tuesday, Take Siena, a tournament team that knocked off Vanderbilt last year and returned all its starters. The Saints couldn’t snag a win against Tennessee nor Oklahoma State nor even Wichita State at the Old Spice Classic. They also lost at Pittsburgh and [...]