ALBANY, N.Y. -- Rob Poole scored four of his career-high 28 points during a stunning game-changer of a run in the second half as Siena roared past Fordham 79-69 on Monday night.
Siena (5-8) was trailing by 13 deep into the second half before holding Fordham (7-6) scoreless for an astonishing seven minutes during a 22-0 turnaround.
Fordham took its biggest lead, 53-40, when Jon Severe hit a 3-pointer with 12:06 to play. The Saints scoring run included going 8-for-8 at the free-throw line. Poole scored a pair of buckets and Marquis Wright nailed three shots as Siena went up 62-53 before Fordham scored again with 5:31 left.
Severe finished with 17 points and Thomas Mandell led Fordham with 20. Siena scored 27 points from the line on 34 free-throw tries.