Five teams to root for in in 2017 NCAA Tournament

Part of what makes March Madness great is the ability for you to turn into a fan of a random team, despite the fact that you have no connection to that school. For example, I am the proud owner of a Siena Saints sweatshirt because Siena beat Ohio State in the 2009 NCAA Tournament. And the NCAA Tournament is why we’ve all heard of schools like George Mason, VCU and Northern Iowa...
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March 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Iona beats Siena 87-86 in OT for MAAC title, NCAA berth

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Jordan Washington had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and Iona held off Siena 87-86 in overtime on Monday night to win the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title and earn a bid to the NCAA Tournament. Despite playing with four fouls, Washington scored six points in the tense extra period, hitting a tough scoop shot and four free throws. Marquis Wright hit a 3 at...
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March 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Clareth, Siena beat Monmouth, advance to MAAC title game

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Nico Clareth scored all of his 27 points, including a career-high tying seven 3-pointers, in the second half as Siena rallied from a 17-point deficit to beat top-seeded Monmouth 89-85 on Sunday night in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament. Javion Ogunyemi added 21 points, Marquis Wright scored 20 with eight assists and Brett Bisping had 13 points...
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March 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Ogunyemi scores 24, helps Siena reach MAAC semifinals

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Javion Ogunyemi scored 24 points, including Siena's last seven with a dunk and five free throws, and never left the court as Siena battled past Fairfield 78-66 in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference quarterfinal on Saturday night. Siena (16-16), the MAAC No. 4 seed, advances to meet conference champion and top-seeded Monmouth (27-5) in a semifinal on Sunday...
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March 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Ogunyemi leads Siena into semis, tops Fairfield 78-66

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Javion Ogunyemi scored 24 points and No. 4-seeded Siena beat No. 5 Fairfield for the third time this season, 78-66, this time in a quarterfinal-round game of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament Saturday night. The Saints, who now are an impressive 19-8 all-time in MAAC tournament quarterfinal games, advance to face conference champion Monmouth Sunday...
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March 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Siena pulls away from Niagara

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Brett Bisping scored 17 points and collected a season-high 17 rebounds, Marquis Wright tallied 21 points and six assists, and Siena outlasted Niagara for a 76-70 win on Saturday night. Niagara led 56-55 with 9:11 left, but the Purple Eagles went 2 for 11 from the field in the next six minutes. Wright and Ashante Shivers hit back-to-back 3-pointers to give Siena...
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February 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Clareth hits 5 3-pointers in Siena's win over Manhattan

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Nico Clareth made five 3-pointers and scored 20 points in 21 minutes and Siena defeated Manhattan 94-71 on Thursday night. Marquis Wright added 18 points, Javion Ogunyemi and Brett Bisping 17 each and Lavon Long 14 for the Saints (13-15, 10-7 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), who shot 58 percent, including 8 of 14 3-point attempts, and made 26 of 31 free throws...
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February 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Siena rallies to beat Iona 81-79 behind Ogunyemi

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) Javion Ogunyemi scored 17 points, Marquis Wright added 16 and a go-ahead free throw with 13 seconds left, and Siena rallied from 13 points down to beat Iona 81-79 on Tuesday night, ending the Gaels' six-game win streak. Wright made two from the line to put Siena ahead for good 80-79 and Ahsante Shivers iced it with a free throw before Rickey McGill missed...
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February 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Long, Ogunyemi combine for 51 points, Siena beats Quinnipiac

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) Javion Ogunyemi scored a season-high 25 points on 12-of-14 shooting, Lavon Long had 26 points, a career-best 16 rebounds, six assists, two steals and two blocked shots and Siena beat Quinnipiac 84-75 on Monday night. Brett Bisping added 17 points with 14 boards for Siena (10-13, 7-5 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), which shot 53 percent, and never trailed...
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January 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Siena pulls away early in 2nd half, beats Manhattan 81-68

RIVERDALE, N.Y. (AP) Brett Bisping scored 24 points and Siena pulled away early in the second half and beat Manhattan 81-68 on Sunday. Bisping was 8 of 14 from the floor and matched a game-high with nine rebounds. Marquis Wright added 18 points for Siena (9-12, 6-4 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), which bounced back from a 77-65 loss at Saint Peter's that snapped a four-game...
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January 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Rider refuses to shake hands with Siena following loss, head coach does it anyway

On Tuesday night, the Siena Saints defeated the Rider Broncs by a score of 78-68. At first glance, the score is a pedestrian finish between the two MAAC rivals -- however, it included some drama and ultimately a petty finish.During an altercation in the second half, Siena's Marquis Wright and Rider's Anthony Durham were ejected. The scuffle included four technical fouls were given...
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January 17, 2017

Long's double-double leads Siena to 78-68 win over Rider

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. (AP) Lavon Long had a career-high 29 points, on 8-of-12 shooting, and grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds and Siena beat Rider 78-68 on Tuesday night for its fourth-consecutive win. Marquis Wright and Javion Ogunyemi added 12 points apiece and Brett Bisping scored 11 with six rebounds, three assists and three blocked shots. Bisping, Long and Wright each made three...
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January 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Siena wins 1st road game of season, 63-54 over Fairfield

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) Brett Bisping scored 16 points and Siena won its first road game of the season with a 63-54 victory over Fairfield on Sunday. Siena held Fairfield, which came in averaging 78 points, to its lowest scoring total of the season. Marquis Wright and Lavon Long each scored 11 points for Siena (7-11, 4-3 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference). After a Siena turnover...
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January 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Siena holds off late Quinnipiac rally in 81-74 win

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Brett Bisping scored 19 points and corralled 15 rebounds as Siena held on late to beat Quinnipiac 81-74 on Thursday night. Javion Ogunyemi also finished with 19 points while Marquis Wright added 18 for the Saints (6-11, 3-3 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), who are 7-2 against the Bobcats since they joined the MAAC. Siena is 6-1 at home, but has lost all...
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January 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Wright, Bispin held Siena top St. Peter's 56-54

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Marquis Wright scored 16 points, Brett Bisping had a double-double and Siena held on for a 56-54 win over Saint Peter's on Saturday night to end a four-game losing streak. Kadeem Smith, playing with a dislocated shoulder, made two free throws with 15 seconds left to put the Saints up 56-51. Nick Griffin answered with a contested 3 for the Peacocks with 5.1 seocnds...
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January 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Niagara beats Siena 71-66

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) Kahlil Dukes and Matt Scott scored 22 points apiece as Niagara beat Siena 71-66 in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference matchup Wednesday night. Dukes was 8 of 20 from the field and Scott 7 of 15 including four from 3-point range for the Purple Eagles (5-10, 2-2). Dominic Robb added 10 points and five rebounds. The team shot 42.6 percent from the field...
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January 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Payen's 17 PTs boosts Vermont past Siena 72-69

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Darren Payen tied a career high with 17 points on 7-for-9 shooting, Trae Bell-Haynes added 16 and Vermont used a second-half push to beat Siena 76-60 on Thursday night. Javion Ogunyemi made a pair of layups after halftime to help Siena close to within 36-34. Lavon Long later made a 3 and the Saints were down 47-42 with 15:11 left. Vermont (9-5) then used an...
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December 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Bisping has 17 and 13 to help Siena turn back Bucknell 71-68

GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) Brett Bisping had 17 points and 13 rebounds and Siena pulled out a 71-68 win over Bucknell on Saturday. Nico Clareth, who had 16 points for the Saints, broke a tie with three free throws with 56.9 seconds left after he was fouled on a desperation 3-point attempt as the shot clock expired. After a Bucknell miss, Marquis Wright drove into the lane late in...
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December 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Clareth scores career-high 33 as Siena beats Fairfield

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Nico Clareth scored a career-high 33 points and coach Jimmy Patsos earned his 200th career victory as Siena fended off Fairfield in an 80-73 win on Saturday night. Clareth's 33 points were the most by a Siena player since Edwin Ubiles scored 37 in Feb. 2008. Clareth hit seven 3-pointers and finished 12 of 25 from the field. Javion Ogunyemi had 17 points for...
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December 03, 2016  |  Discuss

St. Bonaventure regains Franciscan Cup by beating Siena

SAINT BONAVENTURE, N.Y. (AP) Jaylen Adams scored 27 points, Matt Mobley had 20 points and eight rebounds, and St. Bonaventure beat Siena 81-74 on Wednesday night to regain the Franciscan Cup. The Bonnies hadn't captured the Cup in the annual game since 2013. Brett Bisping had a putback to pull Siena within 74-73 with 45 seconds left. But St. Bonaventure extended its lead to four...
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November 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Wright, Bisping combine for 54 points; Siena beats Cornell

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Marquis Wright tied a career-high with 31 points, Brett Bisping had 23 points and 15 rebounds, and Siena beat Cornell 89-78 on Sunday. Wright was 9 of 18 from the field, including 4 of 8 from distance, and made all but two of his 11 free-throw attempts for his second career 30-plus-point game. Bisping was 8-of-11 shooting and made all three of his 3-pointers...
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November 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Clareth helps Siena claim 20th win, No. 3 seed in 80-65 win

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Nico Clareth scored 20 of his 24 points in the first half when Siena built an 18-point lead and cruised to its 20th win, an 80-65 victory over Quinnipiac on Sunday in a regular-season finale. The Saints (20-11, 13-7) clinched the No. 3 seed for the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament, snapping a two-game losing streak. Saturday, Siena will play the...
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February 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Bisping leads Siena past Rider 84-64, scores 1,000 career

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) Brett Bisping, a junior, scored 24 points - breaking past 1,000 career points - and grabbed 18 rebounds as Siena walloped Rider 84-64 to win for the eighth time in its last 10 games as it fights to stay with conference leaders. Bisping needed five points to reach 1,000 career, and did it with a free throw at 12:22 of the first half. He made 10 of 16 field...
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February 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Siena places 4 in double figures, beats Canisius 90-67

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Freshman Nico Clareth scored 22 points and Javion Ogunyemi 21 to help Siena to a 90-67 victory over Canisius Thursday night, improving to 11-1 at home. Four Saints landed in double figures as Brett Bisping scored 15 points and Ryan Oliver 14, and the team shot 64 percent in the second half as they pulled away. Siena (17-9, 10-5 Metro Atlantic Athletic Association...
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February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Clareth scores 16, Siena beats St. Peter's 69-52

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. (AP) Nico Clareth scored 16 and Javion Ogunyemi added 14 points to help Siena beat St. Peter's 69-52 Friday night. Ryan Oliver had 11 points, Lavon Long scored nine with 10 rebounds and Brett Bisping added nine and nine for Siena. The Saints (16-8, 9-4 Metro Atlantic) led 41-30 with 16 minutes to play but Cameron Jones hit a 3 and Antwon Portley made another...
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February 05, 2016  |  Discuss
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