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Recap: The Albany Cup

Whether it’s playing three games in five days, whether it’s a short bench or lack of experience, the Siena Saints have had trouble getting out to good starts and staying in games late.  After getting down to a 19 point deficit and committing 10 turnovers in the first half there were no moral victories for [...]

Q&A: Albany Preview with One Bid Wonders

We chat with experts from Matthew Whitrock of One Bid Wonders to get his thoughts on Albany before the Albany Cup game between Siena and UAlbany. SienaSaintsBlog Gerardo Suero is a top scorer in the nation, so we need a scouting report on a newcomer Saints fans haven’t seen yet… One Bid Wonders Week 1 Player of the [...]

Q&A: Albany Preview with Unranked AE

We chat with Unranked AE (formerly ran Purple and Gold Nation) to get their thoughts on Albany before the Albany Cup game between Siena and UAlbany. Follow Unranked AE on twitter or check out their site on SB Nation.  SienaSaintsBlog What would it mean for Albany to win two-straight Albany Cup’s?  The last time Albany won two straight over [...]

Siena’s 2011-12 Schedule

Today, the Saints revealed their 2011-12 schedule. Date Team Time 11/16/11 vs. Navy 7:00p 11/19/11 at Mount St. Mary’s TBA 11/21/11 vs. St. Bonaventure 7:00p 11/23/11 at Georgia Tech TBA 11/26/11 at Vermont 1:00p 12/01/11 at Saint Peter’s  TBA 12/03/11 vs. Loyola (Md) 7:00p 12/05/11 vs. UAlbany 7:00p 12/09/11 vs. Massachusetts* 8:00p 12/12/11 vs. Fordham [...]

The Point After: Non-Conference

The Siena Saints have wrapped up their non-conference slate (excluding the BracketBuster on February 19th) with a 3-7 (.428 win %) record.  The team and coaching staff continued to develop throughout each contest, suffering some heartbreaking losses including two overtime losses at Princeton and to crosstown rival UAlbany.  This team entered the season with a [...]

The Point After: The Albany Cup

Turnovers, timeouts, and tenaciousness. The three T’s that spelled trouble for the Saints in only their second loss to UAlbany in a decade. A lot of grumbling was heard leaving the Times Union Center as to why the Saints had four timeouts at the end of regulation, and chose not to call one and set [...]

Albany Cup: Siena Domination

As we reach the 10th ever Albany Cup at the Times Union Center on Saturday, let’s take a look back at some of the best games in recent history between the local schools. Both rivals have multiple NCAA Tournament appearances and have given the Capital region an intense rivalry. However, Siena has dominated the Division [...]

Rename It: Albany Cup

OK seriously? It’s time for a new name for this showdown. I was reading his piece ESPN.com about Top College Rivalries of the 2000s. I couldn’t help but notice that in-state rivals Utah-BYU have what they call “the holy war”. Now I’m not going to claim that Siena and Albany might be the biggest in-state [...]

The Big Three: Memorable Moments

As we say goodbye to the “Big Three” senior class, and now Coach McCaffery, here is a look back at all the big games Alex Franklin, Edwin Ubiles, and Ronald Moore were involved in during their four year career at Siena. 2006-2007 Season Siena beats UAlbany in double overtime 76-75. Ubiles scores 20 points after [...]

We’re Reading: Cory, Toughness, Free Throws

Tuesday’s with Cory: Chapter V Former Siena men’s basketball player Cory Magee, who was forced to end his career because of a head injury, is serving as a student assistant coach this season. Throughout, he’ll offer a weekly blog entry for the Times Union. We call it, “Tuesdays with Cory.” Also, be sure to check [...]

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