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

Siena heads to Koessler Athletic Center on Saturday to take on Canisius. It takes place at 2:00 EST. The Saints defeated the Golden Griffins 57-54 on January 11th and are 9-1 against them over the past four years.

Canisius maintains 5th place in the MAAC while Siena sits at 8th place.

In their last outing, despite 15 points and 10 rebounds from O.D Anosike, the Saints fell to Niagara 87-64 on January 17th. A crucial part of the team, he leads the way with 13.3 points per game and 11.8 rebounds per game. For the Golden Griffins, Isaac Sosa finished with 25 points in the 64-60 win over Manhattan on January 17th. He contributes 2.1 rebounds per game in addition to his 12.4 points per game.

In reviewing statistical differences between the teams, Canisius appears to have an edge in one significant area, scoring, where the Golden Griffins have the upper hand over the Saints, 73 points per game to 58 points per game. A key area of strength for Canisius is effective field goal percentage at 52.5, which ranks 2nd in their conference (and 43rd nationally).

Canisius StatSmack

  • Siena waxed Canisius by 11 points the last time they played (Feb 26, 2012).
  • It must sting. Siena has blown out Canisius by 20 points or more on 7 occasions since 2001.
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Siena has come back to win after being down at half against Canisius 5 times since 1997.
  • Siena is better under pressure, and has defeated Canisius in 6 out of the last 10 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
  • Siena has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Canisius ($38,095 vs $41,757).
  • Siena is better at defending the three (30.4% allowed vs 33.6% allowed) than Canisius this season.
  • The Siena steals leader (Rakeem Brookins) has more steals than the Canisius steals leader (Reggie Groves).
  • Siena takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Canisius (3 vs 0).
  • Siena has a much lower admission rate (more selective) according to Kiplinger (53% vs 77%).
  • People just expect us to beat you. Siena has been the favorite 10 out of the last 11 times.
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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