In college basketball, it was a close one but Siena narrowly avoided defeat Monday night. After trailing by 16 points to last-place Fairfield in the first half, the Saints rallied to beat the Stags 77-75 at Times Union Center snapping a two-game losing streak.
Led by No. 1 Syracuse, the top six teams in The Associated Press college basketball poll are the same this week as last. Following the 23-0 Orange, who are a unanimous choice to be No. 1, are Arizona, Florida, Wichita State, San Diego State and Villanova.
It was an emotional night for the Siena men’s basketball team Monday night at Times Union Center.
With 12:06 left, the Saints were trailing by 13 points until junior guard Evan Hymes sparked a 22-0 run that helped the Saints rally to beat Fordham 79-69 before a crowd of 6,131. Siena junior guard Rob Poole scored a career-high 28 points.
This afternoon UAlbany faces an uphill battle against Pitt.