Updated: Siena (4-13) and Niagara (9-8) Face Off

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1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  Siena 34 30 64 +13.5
  Niagara 40 47 87 -13.5
Thu, Jan 17 2013, 07:00 PM

Gallagher Center
Lewiston, NY
Attendance: 1,449
TV: TWCSN

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On Thursday, Siena heads to Gallagher Center to take on Niagara. It starts at 7:00 EST and you can catch it on TWCSN. The Saints are 5-4 against the Purple Eagles over the last four years. They fell 58-54 on 2/9/2012, the last time they met.

Siena is in 7th place in the MAAC and Niagara is in 1st. Both teams continue to fight for position.

In a 66-53 win over St. Peter's on January 13th, O.D Anosike put up 20 points and 7 rebounds for the Saints. He leads the team in points with 13.2 per game, rebounds with 11.9 per game, and blocks with 0.8 per game. For the Purple Eagles, Antoine Mason finished with 17 points in the 67-64 win over Fairfield on January 13th. His 18.4 points per game is the highest mark on the team.

Comparing team stats, Niagara looks to have the edge in one significant category, scoring, where the Purple Eagles have the upper hand over the Saints, 74 points per game to 58 points per game. Niagara ranks 1st in their conference in turnover percentage at 16.8, which also places them 22nd in the country.

StatSmack! Siena is better than Niagara
  • Siena is better at defending the three (30.4% allowed vs 40.3% allowed) than Niagara this season.
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Siena has come back to win after being down at half against Niagara 5 times since 1997.
  • Siena has a better overall winning percentage over the last 30 years (0.590 to 0.499).
  • The Siena rebounding leader (O.D Anosike) has more rebounds than the Niagara rebounding leader (Ameen Tanksley).
SIE Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- O.D Anosike 38 13 12 1 1 1 3
C Rob Poole 34 13 5 1 1 0 2
C- Rakeem Brookins 35 13 2 2 2 0 3
D+ Evan Hymes 34 11 2 3 1 0 4
D+ Trenity Burdine 23 5 4 1 1 0 1
D Brett Bisping 14 3 3 1 0 0 1
D- Imoh Silas 16 2 3 0 0 1 1
D- Ryan Oliver 13 2 1 0 0 0 1
F Rich Audu 12 3 1 1 0 0 1
F Davis Martens 7 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Chris Leppanen 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Lionel Gomis 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
NU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Juan`ya Green 37 16 3 4 2 0 3
B- Antoine Mason 35 18 5 2 1 0 2
C Ameen Tanksley 28 11 6 1 1 0 1
C Devon White 21 7 5 0 1 1 1
C T.J. Cline 21 7 5 1 1 0 1
C- Marvin Jordan 27 8 2 1 1 0 1
D+ Tahjere McCall 19 4 3 3 1 0 2
D Joe Thomas 10 2 3 0 0 1 1
D Malcolm Lemmons 15 4 2 1 0 0 1
D L. Johnson 2 1 1 1 0 0 0
D S. Gillette 10 3 3 0 0 0 0
F Skylar Jones 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

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MAAC Standings

OverallConf
1 Iona 22-11 17-3
2 Manhattan 25-8 15-5
3 Quinnipiac 20-12 14-6
3 Canisius 21-13 14-6
 5Siena 20-18 11-9
6 Rider 14-17 9-11
6 St. Peter's 14-17 9-11
6 Marist 12-19 9-11
9 Monmouth 11-21 5-15
10 Fairfield 7-25 4-16
11 Niagara 7-26 3-17
Last updated: Apr 10th, 2014

2013-2014 Roster

#0 Rich Audu So G 6-3 191
#31 Brett Bisping So F 6-8 233
#32 Patrick Cole So G 6-5 218
#11 Steven Cruz Sr G 5-8 175
#15 Marcus Hopper Jr F 6-7 248
#5 Evan Hymes Jr G 5-8 155
#24 Lavon Long Fr G/F 6-6 234
#20 Jimmy Merrill Fr F 6-9 207
#2 Javion Ogunyemi Fr F 6-8 230
#3 Ryan Oliver So G 6-3 195
#33 Rob Poole Jr G 6-5 191
#34 Imoh Silas Jr C 6-8 223
#23 Maurice White Fr G 6-3 197
#12 Mike Wilson Fr G 6-0 146
#25 Michael Wolfe Fr F 6-9 200
#1 Marquis Wright Fr G 6-0 159