Category: Andy Katz

BracketBuster Coverage Wrap

Now that BracketBusters has been revealed and the lull of the slow Siena news week is almost at an end. Let’s take a look back at BracketBuster coverage. Matt takes a look, earlier today, at Fran McCaffery’s “coachspeak.” Ken Pomeroy added the games and the predictor says Butler is a favorite. As of Tuesday’s games, [...]

We’re Reading: December 29th

Tuesday’s with Cory: Chapter VIII (Times Union) Former Siena Men’s Basketball player and now Student Assistant Cory Magee comes back from Christmas break looking forward to Siena’s Winter Break schedule. Griffin bound to see plenty of action during Saints’ busy week (Daily Gazette) Kyle Griffin has rehabbed and worked hard since transferring from LaSalle and [...]

Around the MAAC: Midweek Update

Monday Rider opened up their home schedule with an 11-0 run to start and would not surrender the lead in a 15 point win over Lehigh. Rider shot 48.4% for the game which included an absurd 16 of 29 from three point range (55.2%). Novar Gadson led the Broncs with 20 points, Ryan Thompson (7/13, [...]

Fraschilla, Katz talk Saints

In a season preview for, Fran Fraschilla and Andy Katz both agree Siena should not be overlooked for the upcoming season. They discuss the Saints struggle to schedule games, as well as the December 2nd showdown against Georgia Tech. Coach Fran McCaffery has done a remarkable job of rebuilding the Saints’ basketball program, winning [...]

Saints Say No To Mississippi State

Now for some Siena news; thanks to Andy Katz and the Times Union for covering this story. The Saints will play Georgia Tech each of the next three years. It took former Siena head coach Paul Hewitt the bravery to be the major program to hook up with Fran McCaffery. Siena will host the second [...]

Fran McCaffery Signs Extension

From Andy Katz at ESPN: Siena coach Fran McCaffery, whose Saints have won two straight Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championships, has signed a new eight-year contract. McCaffery, who had two years left on his previous contract, confirmed the deal for Siena has called a 2:30 p.m. ET news conference Wednesday to make the announcement. [...]

Recent Notes

We’re just 48 hours away from Loyola and Canisius tipping off and opening the Men’s tournament at the Times Union Center. Here’s what’s been happening. Andy Katz previews championship week and says among other things: Albany always supports this event, and a third meeting between Niagara and Siena this season would certainly pack the place. [...]

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 [...]

Quotable: 2/4

First, head over to the Times Union site and read Pete Iorizzo’s piece on Mitch Buonaguro. Siena is the top team in the MAAC, and undefeated at this juncture. The Saints played a great schedule, even though they didn’t win any of the games in Orlando at the Old Spice Classic or against Kansas or [...]