Siena Rumors & News

  • Siena gives Jimmy Patsos 2-year extension

    Saratogian "Siena head men’s basketball coach Jimmy Patsos has received a contact extension. The MAAC school announced Thursday evening that Patsos has been given a two-year extension on to his current deal, which now runs through the 2020-2021 season. Patsos is coming off his best season yet with the..." April 15

  • Siena Junior Javion Ogunyemi Eligible To Play Immediately

    Big Apple Buckets "Siena junior Javion Ogunyemi will be able to compete during the 2015-16 season, the school confirmed on Friday. The school’s compliance office had been working since August with the NCAA to figure out a way to let the Troy native return to immediate eligibility and the NCAA ruled that based on..." October 31

  • Siena welcomes back Ogunyemi, applies for NCAA waiver

    Times Union "Javion Ogunyemi, who left the Siena men’s basketball program for all of three months, has re-enrolled in school and will begin classes on Sept. 8. Now Siena is at work on getting Ogunyemi, a 6-foot-8 junior forward from Troy, an NCAA waiver that would allow him to play immediately this season..." September 01

  • Siena Junior Brett Bisping Out For The Season

    Big Apple Buckets "Siena officially announced that junior Brett Bisping will miss the remainder of the season with a right toe injury. The 6’8″ Bisping left the team’s 88-67 victory over Quinnipiac on Dec. 6 after falling down going for a rebound in the second half. He suffered a dislocation of the metatarsal..." February 10

  • Siena men’s basketball suspends Cole indefinitely

    Albany Times Union "Siena men’s basketball player Patrick Cole is suspended indefinitely from the team, the school’s athletic communications department announced today, confirming a Times Union report. The reason for the suspension wasn’t immediately available. Siena is expected to make the announcement..." December 19

  • Siena’s Long sprains ankle, out 2-3 weeks

    Times Union "The Siena men’s basketball team took another injury hit today when sophomore forward Lavon Long went down in practice with a high left ankle sprain, according to head coach Jimmy Patsos. Long will be out for two to three weeks and won’t return until Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play..." December 18

  • Siena’s Wolfe to transfer

    Times Union "Siena sophomore forward Michael Wolfe, who played only sparingly last season and not at all this season, will transfer to another program after this semester. Siena head coach Jimmy Patsos said Wolfe, who is 6-foot-9, 200 pounds, will look at schools closer to his hometown of Germantown,..." December 10

  • Siena’s Bisping out at least a month with toe injury

    Times Union "Siena junior forward Brett Bisping will miss at least a month with a dislocated right toe suffered in tonight’s 88-67 victory over Quinnipiac. Bisping, a 6-foot-8 starter, went down on the baseline with 7:59 to play. He was helped off the court and to the locker room by trainer Greg Dashnaw and..." December 08

  • Siena loses center Imoh Silas to torn ACL

    College Basketball Talk "Three days before the start of the 2014-15 regular season, Siena announced the team will be without center Imoh Silas. The 6-foot-9 senior torn his ACL in his right knee during practice last Thursday. An MRI on Tuesday revealed the injury. “Imoh’s our family member and he has another year left..." November 12

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Siena extends Patsos’ contract through 2019

    Saratogian "Jimmy Patsos is going to be in Loudonville for awhile. Siena announced on Wednesday morning that Patsos’ contract had been extended one year, keeping him with the program through the 2018-2019 season. All other elements of the original contract remain the same. “I’m grateful to be here, I..." June 19

  • Siena beats Fresno State to win CBI title

    Albany Times Union "Siena’s Rob Poole scored 23 points and Brett Bisping added 20 points as Saints easily defeated Fresno State 81-68 in Game 3 to win the College Basketball Invitational title before a crowd of 2,788 at the Alumni Recreation Center this afternoon. Siena (20-18) won the best-of-3 finals to earn its..." April 05

  • Fresno State Bulldogs Top Siena 89-75 in CBI; Tie Series 1-1 "Tyler Johnson and Cezar Guerrero combined for 25 points in a first-half barrage, as the Fresno State men's basketball team beat Siena 89-75 on Wednesday night in the College Basketball Invitational to set up a decisive third game. Siena (19-18) won the opener of the best-of-three series 61-57..." April 03

  • Long carries Siena, then gets carried

    Albany Times Union "Siena men’s basketball coach Jimmy Patsos held up a copy of the newspaper at Tuesday’s practice. He showed a picture of freshman forward Lavon Long, a look of elation on his face, being hoisted on the students’ shoulders after beating Penn State in the quarterfinals of the College Basketball..." March 26

  • Siena Enters Post Season on a High

    4GuysInBlazers "A crowd of 8,148 came out to the Times Union Center to say goodbye to senior Steven Cruz and show their support for a resurgent Siena program. The team did not disappoint, controlling the game from start to finish in route to a commanding 70-54 victory over the Monmouth Hawks. “I didn’t know if..." March 04

  • Saints cruise for Cruz

    Albany Times Union "The Siena men's basketball team gave beloved senior walk-on guard Steven Cruz his first career start on Sunday. Then the Saints played so well that Cruz got back in the game in so-called "garbage time" to score his first point of the season. The Saints rolled 70-54 over Monmouth in the..." March 04

  • Basketball Teams Hand Out Hardware "Over 200 friends and fans turned out as the Siena men's and women's basketball teams held a joint Year-End Celebration Monday night at the Hilton Garden Inn - Troy. The event was presented by First Niagara. YNN Sports Director Marisa Jacques hosted the evening, which included awards..." March 04

  • Poole, Long and Wright Honored By MAAC "Junior Rob Poole was named to the MAAC Third Team and freshmen Lavon Long and Marquis Wright landed spots on the MAAC All-Rookie Team today. The awards were announced during a noon conference call with the league's coaches. Poole, a Preseason Third Team All-MAAC pick, averaged 14.7 points, 5.2..." March 04

  • Hymes Reaches Milestone in Saints Win

    4GuysInBlazers "All season Siena fans have been left to wonder when the Saints would break through against one of the top tier teams in the MAAC, they received their answer tonight against Manhattan. A raucus crowd of 7,928 were treated to another close game at the Times Union Center, only this time it was Siena..." February 22

  • Saints score big victory over Manhattan

    Albany Times Union "Siena men's basketball coach Jimmy Patsos talked to juniors Rob Poole and Evan Hymes and sophomore Ryan Oliver this week about taking ownership of their inexperienced team. The trio had their fingerprints all over a 67-63 victory over Manhattan on Friday before 7,928 at Times Union..." February 22

  • Purple Eagles, Saints To Meet Thursday On ESPN3 "The Niagara Purple Eagles venture back on the road with a contest against the Siena Saints on Thursday, Jan. 30 at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN3. The Purple Eagles got back into the win column with an 80-74 victory over the Marist Red Foxes on Friday at the Gallagher Center. With the score tied at 56-56..." January 30