Category: Pitt

Middle of the Majors

Tonight, Providence defeated Pittsburgh 81-73 at the Dunkin Donuts Center. This is bad for Siena in two ways; this lowers Pitt’s RPI [which in turn lowers Siena's], and second, this puts Providence back on the radar for an At Large bid. Recently, ESPN Bracketologist Joe Lunardi participated in a mock draft in which the final [...]

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, [...]

Mid Major Rankings

Siena will jump George Mason and Illinois State when the new Mid Major Rankings come out on Monday. Both teams lost at least one game this week. Here’s how I see it shaping up tomorrow… Rank Team Record Last Week 1. #16^ Butler 18-1 (9-0) 1 2. #22^ St.Mary’s 18-1 (5-0) 2 3. #23^ Gonzaga [...]

Whelliston Weighs In’s Kyle Whelliston had this to say about Siena’s season thus far: Another round of 32 squad that has underachieved is the Saints, who have lived under the mid-major microscope after their crushing 13-over-4 victory over Vanderbilt (in the same Tampa pod that produced the San Diego shocker). A virtually intact team simply hasn’t been [...]

Recap: Siena @ #3 Pittsburgh

The Siena Saints (5-4) fell to the undefeated #3 Pittsburgh Panthers by the final of 79-66 in the Zoo Wednesday night. DeJuan Blair was unbelievable on the glass, finishing up with 21 points and 16 rebounds for his eight double-double of the season. Boxscore The “Kenny Hasbrouck Slump Saga” continues– he had another night to [...]

Thoughts: First Half

Right out of the gate you could see how unbelievably tough Pitt is on defense. The Saints hung tough until around 13:30 when Saints get caught up in their own transition game, down 11-4 Fran takes a timeout. DeJuan Blair is simply unbelievable. He plays so big, so physical– I hate to admit it, but [...]

Preview: Oh Pitt

The Saints will be on national television for the second time Wednesday night, their second time being featured on ESPN2. The Saints will take on the #3 Pittsburgh Panthers, the reigning champions of the Big East from last season. This is the toughest opponent Siena has faced since they lost to #2 Memphis last season. [...]

Weekend Round Up

Hopefully, you’ve gotten most of your Christmas shopping done and you had some time Saturday afternoon to kick back, relax, and enjoy some quality college hoops. If you didn’t– and you were out searching for Princess Unicorn, well that’s why I’m here. Sure, there was the Overtime dog fight of Georgetown/Memphis on CBS, but there [...]