LOUDONVILLE, NY (NEWS10) – The total 31-game 2022-23 Siena Males’s Basketball schedule is now full. The Saints’ slate has been finalized with the league announcement of the 20-game Metro Atlantic Athletic Convention docket.
With the discharge of the MAAC schedule, 10 of Siena’s 13 video games at MVP Area this season will probably be contested on Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays. The convention docket will as soon as once more primarily observe a fan-friendly Friday-Sunday mannequin, with the Saints’ first 18 league matchups set to be contested on both a kind of two days of the week. The ultimate week of the MAAC common season will as soon as once more function video games on Thursday and Saturday.
Siena beforehand launched its 11-game non-conference schedule again in July, which is highlighted by 4 matchups towards high-major opponents, a prestigious Thanksgiving Weekend Event, and the return of a pair of rivalry video games to MVP Area. The Saints tip off their 2022-23 season at Holy Cross on Monday, Nov. 7, earlier than returning to the Capital Area to sq. off with crosstown rival UAlbany within the Albany Cup on Saturday, Nov. 12 at MVP Area. Siena will take part within the prestigious ESPN Occasions Invitational Thanksgiving Weekend – opening towards perennial ACC energy Florida State on Thanksgiving Day – and can host sister-school St. Bonaventure within the annual Br. Ed Coughlin Franciscan Cup on Monday, Dec. 19.
The 20-game MAAC schedule will as soon as once more begin the primary weekend of December. The Saints will tip off this system’s 34th season of MAAC competitors after they host Canisius on Friday, Dec. 2 at MVP Area. Siena will play only one sport on the convention’s opening weekend of motion, because the Saints can have their first of two league byes that Sunday, with the opposite falling on Sunday, Feb. 19. Siena’s MAAC opener vs. the Golden Griffins will mark the group’s solely house contest throughout a seven-game span bridging the primary two months of the common season, because the Saints will in the end play 10 of their first 14 video games away from house.
Following the non-conference finale at American on Dec. 22, Siena can have eight days to arrange for the return of the MAAC schedule for good heading into New 12 months’s weekend. The Saints resume league play with a vacation weekend journey to The Nutmeg State to battle Connecticut rivals Quinnipiac on Friday, Dec. 30, earlier than ringing in 2023 with a New 12 months’s Day tilt at Fairfield on Sunday, Jan. 1.
Siena will then start a stretch the place they play 5 of their subsequent seven inside the pleasant confines of MVP Area, spanning the center three weeks of January. The Saints host 2022 Elite Eight squad and defending MAAC Event Champion Saint Peter’s – whom Siena swept final season – on Friday, Jan. 6 at MVP Area, earlier than rounding out the weekend vs. Rider.
Following the annual Western New York journey to Niagara (Jan. 13) and Canisius (Jan. 15), the Saints return to the Capital Area to begin a season lengthy three-game homestand. Siena will battle new MAAC foe Mount St. Mary’s for the primary time on Friday, Jan. 20 at MVP Area, and also will host Fairfield (Jan. 22) and defending MAAC Common Season Champion Iona (Friday, Jan. 27) through the homestand.
The Saints face I-87 rival Marist for the primary time on Sunday, Jan. 29 in Poughkeepsie, and can welcome the Purple Foxes to Albany two weeks afterward Sunday, Feb. 12. Siena finishes common season motion with three of their ultimate 4 video games on the street, together with a rematch with Iona on Sunday, Feb. 26 in New Rochelle, earlier than ending at Saint Peter’s on Saturday, Mar. 4 in Jersey Metropolis. The Saints will host Manhattan of their ultimate common season house sport on Senior Day, Thursday, Mar. 2 at MVP Area.
For the fourth straight season, the 2023 Hercules Tires MAAC Basketball Championships will probably be contested from Tuesday, Mar. 7 to Saturday, Mar. 11 at Jim Whelan Boardwalk Corridor in Atlantic Metropolis, New Jersey. Seeds 6-11 will start play on Mar. 7, with the top-five seeds incomes First Spherical byes. The highest-two seeds will play their first MAAC Event sport on Wednesday, Mar. 8, with the No. 3, 4, and 5 seeds commencing motion on Mar. 9.
2022-23 Siena Males’s Basketball season tickets beginning at simply $99 are on-sale now, and could be secured by logging onto sienasaints.com/tickets, or by contacting the Siena Fan Relations Administration Heart throughout conventional enterprise hours Monday-Friday by telephone at (518) 487-2202, or by e-mail at [email protected] This 12 months’s impartial website Albany Cup sport towards crosstown rival UAlbany at MVP Area shouldn’t be included within the 2022-23 Siena Males’s Basketball Season Ticket Package deal, nevertheless, those that buy season tickets will probably be eligible to safe one of the best seats accessible for the sport as a part of a particular pre-sale previous to tickets going on-sale to most people.
Sport instances for all 31 common season contests will probably be introduced shortly, and particular person sport tickets for all 13 dates at MVP Area will go on-sale to most people in October.
Siena is primed for the official begin of its 2022-23 season following a profitable 10-day, three-game international tour of Italy final month, which offered the Saints a head begin on the upcoming marketing campaign as this system appears to construct upon 4 straight top-three MAAC finishes. Siena returns 10 letterwinners whereas welcoming seven newcomers – together with six true freshmen – to a squad which posted a 15-14 total file final season, and positioned third within the MAAC with a 12-8 league mark.