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Stag party cancelled: Siena makes comeback, heads to NCAA Tournament for third straight time

Siena faced a double-digit deficit as shots misfired, the defense was sliced, and 10,679 green and gold followers sat in their Times Union Center seats silent and confused. But does it matter? It’s Siena. The Saints are the unchallenged, two-time defending MAAC Champion. They’re going to make a run and blow out Fairfield. That run… more »

MAAC Semis and Championship coverage

New kids, Fairfield, ride senior to advance to Championship vs. Siena Fairfield was the only semifinal participant that wasn’t in at least one of the last two MAAC Championships. Matter fact, they haven’t played on MAAC Championship Monday since the 2003 season. But down the stretch, the No. 2 seed Stags looked like the experienced… more »

Purple Eagles’ experience leads to upset

Niagara come into the ’09-’10 season with high expectations. They were expected to be right behind frontrunner Siena, and were predicted to head to the MAAC Championship game behind the leadership of Tyrone Lewis. After an up-and-down campaign, the Purple Eagles might be realizing that potential at the right time. Niagara, ranked No. 6, struggled… more »

Broncos buck Saint Peter’s with strong defense

St. Peter’s rode a stingy defense to Albany in hopes of making a run at the MAAC crown. But it’s offensive inefficiency early in Saturday’s MAAC quarterfinal game prevented that defense from ever making the No. 5 seed Rider Broncos uncomfortable. Rider, led by 1st Team All–MAAC selection Ryan Thompson, displayed it’s own defensive prowess… more »

Canisius’ comeback effort low blowed, Fairfield advances

It was hard enough for No. 7 seed Canisius to make a comeback against No. 2 Fairfield at the MAAC Tournament. They were down by as many as 22 points and had a limited bench to give the starters rest. It didn’t help when the team lost its best player to ejection with 5:09 remaining… more »

Siena survives scare, advances to MAAC semis

It was a foregone conclusion that the Siena Saints would make it to the MAAC Championship. So when the No. 8 seed Manhattan Jaspers took a 16-4 lead eight minutes into the game, the 8,914 Siena fans at the Times Union Center in Albany were shocked and silent. It was one of many shocking occurrences… more »

MAAC Tournament Recap

Game 1: Broncos buck Saint Peter’s with strong defense St. Peter’s rode a stingy defense to Albany in hopes of making a run at the MAAC crown. But its offensive inefficiency early in Saturday’s MAAC quarterfinal game prevented that defense from ever making the No. 5 seed Rider Broncos uncomfortable. Rider, led by 1st Team… more »

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