Manhattan vs. Siena: Full Game Preview

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Manhattan vs. Siena: Full Game Preview
Manhattan
(6-14, 3-10 away)
Siena
(5-16, 3-7 home)
Venue: Times Union Center
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, February 01, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Manhattan G Beamon 13.4 R Brown 6.9 R Stores 2.6
Siena O Anosike 13.1 O Anosike 12.0 E Hymes 3.8

On Friday, Manhattan travels to Times Union Center to take on Siena. The game tips off at 7:00 EST and you can catch it on ESPN U. The Jaspers beat the Saints 75-55 on December 9th and are 3-9 against them over the last four years.

Manhattan is in 6th place in the conference and needs to hold off 8th place Siena.

In a 62-51 win over Rider on January 27th, Shane Richards put up 19 points for the Jaspers. In addition to his 7.5 points per game, he is also chipping in 1.7 rebounds per game. For the Saints, O.D Anosike finished with 20 points and 21 rebounds in the 79-75 win over Marist on January 27th. With 13.1 points per game and 12.0 rebounds per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

Siena StatSmack

  • How does our back look? Manhattan is ranked higher than Siena in the MAAC (#6 vs #8).
  • Manhattan players are more experienced than Siena players (12,780 minutes played vs 10,326 minutes played).
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Manhattan has a stronger schedule than Siena this season (SOS Rank: #171 vs #196).
  • It must sting. Manhattan has blown out Siena by 20 points or more on 3 occasions since 2003.
  • The Manhattan blocks leader (Rhamel Brown) has more blocks than the Siena blocks leader (Imoh Silas).
  • Shane Richards is ranked 5th in the MAAC in three-pointers.
  • Even computers respect Manhattan more. We have a better RPI this season than Siena (RPI: #241 vs #286).
  • Manhattan is better under pressure, and has defeated Siena in 9 out of the last 17 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
  • The Manhattan three-point leader (Shane Richards) has more three-pointers than the Siena three-point leader (Evan Hymes).
  • Boom! Manhattan humiliated Siena by 20 points the last time they played (Dec 09, 2012).
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Manhattan has come back to win after being down at half against Siena 3 times since 1996.
MAN Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B George Beamon 35 17 6 1 2 0 3
C Rhamel Brown 25 11 7 1 1 3 2
D+ Emmy Andujar 26 7 5 2 1 0 3
D M. Alvarado 23 8 2 2 1 0 3
D Shane Richards 20 7 2 1 0 0 1
D RaShawn Stores 24 5 3 3 1 0 2
D Donovan Kates 24 6 3 1 0 0 2
D R. Colonette 17 3 3 0 0 1 1
D- Mohamed Koita 13 4 1 0 1 0 1
D- CJ Jones 13 3 1 1 0 0 1
F M. Jackson Jr. 6 1 1 1 1 0 1
F Ryan McCoy 12 1 1 1 0 0 1
F Adam Lacey 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
SIE Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- O.D Anosike 38 13 12 1 1 1 2
C Rob Poole 34 13 5 1 1 0 2
C- Rakeem Brookins 34 12 2 2 2 0 3
C- Evan Hymes 34 12 2 4 1 0 4
D+ Trenity Burdine 24 6 4 1 1 0 1
D Brett Bisping 15 3 3 1 0 0 1
D Imoh Silas 17 3 3 0 0 1 1
D- Ryan Oliver 13 2 1 0 0 0 1
F Rich Audu 14 3 1 0 0 0 1
F Davis Martens 8 1 1 0 0 0 1
F Chris Leppanen 4 1 1 0 0 0 1
F Steven Cruz 3 1 1 1 0 0 1
F Marcus Hopper 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Lionel Gomis 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
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