ALBANY, N.Y. -- Jacob Iati scored eight of his 13 points in a span of 1 minute, 48 seconds in the second half and Albany went on to defeat crosstown rival Siena 69-56 in a nonconference game Saturday night.
Iati's two 3-pointers and a layup gave the Great Danes (6-2) a 46-36 lead with 14 minutes left and the Saints (2-6) got no closer than seven points the rest of the way.
Rob Poole did his best to keep Siena in the game, scoring 17 of his 19 points in the second half, including the Saints' first eight after intermission.
Albany scored 11 of the final 13 points in the first half to take a 30-24 lead.
Mike Black also scored 13 points for the Great Danes but made just 3 of 15 shots.
O.D. Anosike had eight points and seven boards for Siena, his first game this season without a double-double.
Indiana guard James Blackmon Jr., who averaged 15.8 points in 13 games before being injured last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft.
Isaiah Briscoe has decided to withdraw from the NBA draft and will return to Kentucky for his sophomore season. Marcus Lee intends to transfer.
The Big 12/SEC Challenge will again feature Kansas and Kentucky, this time at Rupp Arena. That's not the only exciting matchup in next season's midseason conference showdown.