Albany, N.Y. – For the fourth year in a row, the Iona Gaels will play for the MAAC Championship. Continue reading “Iona 81, Siena 70: Gaels Earn Another Chance To Dance”
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Siena 89, Manhattan 76: Down Go The Champs
Albany, N.Y. – Manhattan’s reign is over. For the first time in three years, there will be a new MAAC tournament king after Siena knocked out back-to-back champion Manhattan 89-76 at the Times Union Center Saturday evening. Continue reading “Siena 89, Manhattan 76: Down Go The Champs”
Siena 64, Quinnipiac 52: How About That Saints’ Defense?
HAMDEN, Conn. – The credit does not belong to the critic, as Mr. Roosevelt once taught us, but the data made it pretty easy to be critical of Siena’s defense last season. Coming off a 2013-14 campaign in which the Saints were second in the MAAC (behind only champion Manhattan) and 78th nationally in defensive efficiency, Siena mysteriously couldn’t stop anyone last season with largely the same personnel that had won 20 games and the CBI in Jimmy Patsos’ first season in Loudonville (OK, Albany).
The final tally: 334th in defensive efficiency, dead last in the 11-team MAAC, and therefore an extremely disappointing 11-20 record.
Continue reading “Siena 64, Quinnipiac 52: How About That Saints’ Defense?”
Manhattan Outlasts Siena In 3OT Thriller
While the nation was locked in to a thrilling triple-overtime game between the top two teams in the country Monday night, another marathon was taking place in Riverdale between Manhattan and Siena. Continue reading “Manhattan Outlasts Siena In 3OT Thriller”
Three Thoughts: Siena 76, Radford 62
SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Siena was perhaps the biggest disappointment in the MAAC last season. Coming off a CBI title in Jimmy Patsos’ first season in Albany/Loudonville, the Saints couldn’t get out of their own way, almost literally, in an 11-20 campaign.
Perhaps the biggest riddle was that the personnel wasn’t all that much different. Yet Siena mysteriously went from 78th nationally in defensive efficiency to a nightmarish 334th (there are only 351 Division I teams). What the heck happened?
Patsos and his team had six months to ponder that question and if Friday’s game against Radford is any indication, they have found some answers. The Saints opened the 2015-16 at Duke and Wisconsin, who only happened to play each other for the national title last April, so it was hard to get too much of a gauge off those contests.
Competitive Practices Energizing Siena
Jimmy Patsos understands how much can change as he enters his third season at Siena. Continue reading “Competitive Practices Energizing Siena”
Iona’s Bench Comes Through In English’s Absence
The decision was announced at approximately 3:30 Friday afternoon. Iona junior guard A.J. English would miss that evening’s game against Siena due to his role in a post-game altercation after the buzzer of the Gaels’ previous game, a 68-61 overtime win over Saint Peter’s. Continue reading “Iona’s Bench Comes Through In English’s Absence”
Manhattan Pulls Away Late to Down Siena 87-79
The battle of the two most penalized teams in the MAAC certainly lived up to the billing. After 40 minutes full of 46 fouls, 38 turnovers, 20 steals, and 63 combined free throw attempts, it was the Manhattan Jaspers squeaked away from Siena in the final minutes to come away with an 87-79 victory. Continue reading “Manhattan Pulls Away Late to Down Siena 87-79”
Wright, Long Keys To Siena’s Turnaround
From the start of Jimmy Patsos’ tenure at Siena, he knew that Marquis Wright and Lavon Long were going to have a say in how successful his turnaround in Albany would be. Continue reading “Wright, Long Keys To Siena’s Turnaround”
MAAC Stock Watch: Jan. 26
Instead of breaking down the teams that went up and down, we’re going to look at players instead this week. Continue reading “MAAC Stock Watch: Jan. 26”