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2000s Game 1

Live from the Times Union Center, Game one of the 2000s bracket is about to tip off. Tonight’s matchup pits number one seed Kenny Hasbrouck against 8 seed Tommy Mitchell. Here’s a look at the matchup:

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Kenny Hasbrouck (1): Kenny played for the Saints from 2005-2009 and was one of the corner stones of the most successful era of Saints basketball. During his tenure the Saints went to two NCAA tournaments, winning games against Vanderbilt and an OT thriller against Ohio State. Kenny finished his career with 1,917 points, 4th all time. In his four years at Siena his lowest scoring average was 12.4 during his freshman campaign. During the 2006-07 season Kenny scored 36 pts vs MAAC opponent Rider, a feat he almost equaled a year later vs MAAC rival Marist when he scored 35. Kenny wasn’t just a great scoring option, he could also distribute the rock. His 331 assists rank 12th on the Saints all time list. Oh and did we mention his 248 career steals ranks first all-time? For his efforts Kenny achieved national and conference recognition by being named to the AP All-American Honorable Mention team and earning MAAC Player of the Year Honors in 2009. Kenny also achieved Siena’s highest honor. He is one of only three players to have their number hanging from the TUC rafters.

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Tommy Mitchell (8): Tommy played for the Saints from 2001-2005. During his freshman year he was a part of the Saints squad that shocked the MAAC, winning the conference tournament and automatic bid to the NCAA tournament despite entering the tourney as a weak 7 seed on a 3 game losing streak. The team went on to defeat Alcorn State in the opening game of the NCAA tournament before bowing out to 1 seed Maryland. The following year Mitchell and the Saints won 2 NIT games, defeating Villanova and Western Michigan before falling to UAB. For his career Mitchell scored 1,115 points, 28th all time. His best season was 2002-03 when he averaged 13.6 ppg, accumulating 434 total points. Mitchell ranks as one of the top distributors in Saints history as well. He totaled 226 assists, 23rd all time, in his four seasons at Siena.

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Kenny Hasbrouck (1) vs Tommy Mitchell (8)

  • Kenny Hasbrouck (1) (94%, 72 Votes)
  • Tommy Mitchell (8) (6%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 77

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Polls will remain open until 11:59pm on the 10th. The next game will be tomorrow night. Also don’t forget to vote in the matchup between Steve Walters and Bob Herman below. At the half Walters leads Herman by only 9 votes. Polls close in that matchup tomorrow at 11:59pm.

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