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Recap: Siena 83, Rider 79

The Siena Saints (8-8, 3-3) defeated the Rider Broncs (6-12, 3-3) by a final of 80-75 on Thursday night at the Times Union Center. This was Siena’s third straight win after losing 7 of 8. The Saints got ahead early by just dominating in the paint and putting together three runs of 9-0, 11-0, 8-0 [...]

The Point After: Siena 73, Rider 60

Updated 7:42pm… Down five on the road, in the hostile “Zoo”, staring 1-4 in the face, what do you say to your team as a coach heading into the locker room? How is this team going to respond in the face of adversity? Quite resoundingly, with a 20-1 run in the 2nd half. That put [...]

Rider: Ben Doody – The Trentonian

Ben Doody, normally busy as Assistant Sports Editor for The Trentonian, to talk MAAC hoops with us and preview Friday night’s match up between the Saints and Broncs. Follow him on twitter @bendoody and his hoops coverage at The Full Court Press blog on The Trentonian site. We break down the Saints and Broncs who [...]

One on One: Ray Floriani

Ray Floriani covers the MAAC for RushTheCourt. When he’s not doing that he can be found covering college basketball at College Chalktalk as well as the Basketball Times, Hoopville and contributes to Villanova by the Numbers. He went to St. Peter’s dramatic double-overtime home win over Niagara Monday night. SienaSaintsBlog: Who is a better contender [...]

Post Game Press Conference

Here are some quotes from the two coaches following Siena’s victory over the Rider Broncs. Fran McCaffery: I didn’t expect them to go 0-15 (from 3)…Robinson’s been on fire…They’re a team that makes three’s… We tried to get a hand in their faces…We played 30-31 minutes of zone. Has Alex Franklin been one of your [...]

One on One: Steve Amedio

Keepin’ Track of the MAAC: Part Two The MAAC’s official blogger, Steve Amedio combines his 20 years of experience covering Siena and the MAAC at his site: Keepin’ Track of the MAAC. He’s witnessed college basketball games at over 130 different venues and wrote the MAAC Preview in The Sporting News. In our second part we [...]

Around the MAAC: End of Week

With so much going on in the MAAC, instead of day-by-day let’s try to snatch out the big headlines of the weekend. Story #1: Rider Falls Back To Earth Well all that great reputation Rider built up came down to a thud this weekend with double digit losses in Charlottesville and Lexington. Rider came out [...]

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 [...]

Rider’s Preparation

Rider Head Coach Tommy Dempsey spoke Wednesday morning about his team traveling back to where they lost the MAAC Championship last season. The thought really hasn’t even creeped into our minds. Right now we’re not in ‘must-win’ mode, we’re in ‘must-improve’ mode. Siena will be a good test for us. The only opportunity to avenge [...]