9:00 PM ET, March 9, 2009
ALBANY, N.Y. -- It was only fitting Kenny Hasbrouck was swept away by the mad celebration of Siena fans, who carried the senior guard on their shoulders after the Saints successfully defended their Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament title.After all it was Hasbrouck who gave the Saints the big lift they needed, scoring 17 of his 19 points in the second half in a 77-70 win over Niagara on Monday night to earn Siena's fifth NCAA tournament bid.
• Siena is heading to the NCAA tournament in back-to-back seasons for the first time in school history.
• Kenny Hasbrouck recovered from a 1-for-10 first half by scoring 17 of his game-high 19 after the break.
• Niagara's Bilal Benn was held to just six points on 2-for-15 shooting after scoring 20 on Sunday against Rider.
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||25-74 (.338)||31-68 (.456)|
|3P Made-Attempted||9-37 (.243)||4-10 (.400)|
|FT Made-Attempted||11-16 (.688)||11-22 (.500)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||20 (0/0)||14 (0/0)|