Siena vs. Canisius: Full Game Preview

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Siena vs. Canisius: Full Game Preview
Siena
(4-14, 1-8 away)
Canisius
(11-7, 7-1 home)
Venue: Koessler Athletic Center
2:00PM ET / 11:00AM PT, January 19, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Siena O Anosike 13.3 O Anosike 11.8 E Hymes 3.5
Canisius B Baron 16.9 C Manhertz 8.8 B Baron 5.8

Canisius welcomes Siena to Koessler Athletic Center on Saturday. Tip-off is at 2:00 EST. The Golden Griffins lost to the Saints 57-54 on January 11th and are 1-9 against them over the last four years.

Canisius is 5th in the conference and Siena is 8th. Both teams continue to jockey for position.

In a 64-60 triumph over Manhattan on January 17th, Isaac Sosa put up 25 points for the Golden Griffins. He tallies 12.4 points per game and also adds 2.1 rebounds per game. For the Saints, O.D Anosike finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds in the 87-64 loss to Niagara on January 17th. With 13.3 points per game and 11.8 rebounds per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

There is a single key statistical area where Canisius can exploit Siena, scoring, where the Golden Griffins have an edge over the Saints, 73 points per game to 58 points per game.

Siena StatSmack

  • Isaac Sosa is ranked 14th nationally in three-pointers.
  • Canisius is a better free-throw-shooting team (74.2% vs 58.9%) than Siena this season.
  • The Canisius blocks leader (Jordan Heath) has more blocks than the Siena blocks leader (O.D Anosike).
  • Canisius is a better three-point shooting team (40.8% vs 32.3%) than Siena this season.
  • The Canisius assist leader (Billy Baron) has more assists than the Siena assist leader (Evan Hymes).
  • Billy Baron is ranked 4th in the MAAC in points, 7th in the MAAC in three-pointers, and 36th nationally in assists.
  • Chris Manhertz is ranked 2nd in the MAAC in rebounds and 6th in the MAAC in blocks.
  • Canisius is a better shooting team (44.8% vs 38.9%) than Siena this season.
  • The Canisius scoring leader (Billy Baron) has more points than the Siena scoring leader (O.D Anosike).
  • At least you keep showing up. Canisius has an average margin of victory of 10 over Siena in 22 wins since 1980.
  • It's only wins and losses, but Canisius has a better overall record than Siena this season (9-4 vs 2-11).
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 12 2 2 2 0 3
D+ Evan Hymes 34 11 2 4 1 0 4
D+ Trenity Burdine 23 5 4 1 1 0 1
D Brett Bisping 15 4 3 1 1 0 1
D Imoh Silas 16 3 3 0 0 1 1
D- Ryan Oliver 13 2 1 0 0 0 1
F Rich Audu 13 3 1 0 0 0 1
F Davis Martens 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Chris Leppanen 4 1 1 0 0 0 1
F Steven Cruz 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Marcus Hopper 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Lionel Gomis 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
CANI Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Billy Baron 35 17 5 6 1 0 3
B- H. Washington 32 14 3 3 1 0 3
C+ Jordan Heath 27 10 5 1 1 1 1
C+ Chris Manhertz 28 7 9 0 1 1 1
C+ Isaac Sosa 25 12 2 1 0 0 1
C Alshwan Hymes 17 6 3 1 1 0 2
C- Reggie Groves 16 4 2 2 1 0 2
C- Josiah Heath 15 3 3 1 0 0 1
D+ Freddy Asprilla 14 3 2 0 0 0 1
D Tyrel Edwards 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
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