- Jackie Benitez Leaving Siena
- Siena Beats Monmouth: What Happened At Half Time?
- Postgame Comments Following Siena Semifinal Win Over Monmouth
- Siena Marches Into MAAC Semifinal With Win Over Fairfield
- Postgame Comments Following Siena Win Over Fairfield
- MAAC Tourney Preview: #4 Siena vs. #5 Fairfield
- MAAC Tourney Preview: #4 Siena Women vs. #5 Iona
- All MAAC Teams Announced
- Men’s and Women’s MAAC Championship Brackets
- Siena Tops Marist On Senior Day
4Guys Guide To The 2013 Old Spice Classic
- Updated: November 26, 2013
(All times ET)
Thursday, November 28
Purdue vs. Oklahoma State, Noon, ESPN2
Butler vs. Washington State, 2 p.m., ESPN2
Memphis vs. Siena, 6:30 p.m., ESPN2
LSU vs. St. Joseph’s, 8:30 p.m., ESPN2
Friday, November 29
Purdue-Oklahoma State winner vs. Butler-Washington State winner, 1:30 p.m., ESPN
Memphis vs. Siena winner vs. LSU vs. St. Joseph’s winner, 5:30 p.m., ESPN2
Purdue-Oklahoma State loser vs. Butler-Washington State loser, 11 a.m., ESPNU
Memphis vs. Siena loser vs. LSU vs. St. Joseph’s loser, 8 p.m., ESPNU
Sunday, December 1
Championship game: Semifinal winners, 7:30 p.m., ESPN2
Third-place game: Semifinal losers, 2 p.m., ESPNU
Fifth-place game, Noon, ESPNU
Seventh place game, 5 p.m., ESPN3
Non-Bracketed Game Results:
Memphis at Oklahoma St (Nov 19) Oklahoma St. won 101-80
Oklahoma State took a lead midway through the first half and never looked back as it handed Memphis a 101-80 loss. Memphis led by freshman Nick King, a career-high 23 points and eight boards. Shaq Goodwin added 13 points and seven boards. OSU was led by Marcus Smart, career-high 39 points with five steals, four assists and four rebounds. OSU distanced itself with its three-point shooting, knocking down 10 triples compared to Memphis’ two.
Siena at Purdue (Nov 24) Purdue won 81-73.
Terone Johnson paced four Purdue players in double figures with 15 points including his 1,000th career point. His younger brother, Ronnie, added 14 points. A.J. Hammons tallied 12 points and six blocks and Bryson Scott led the Boilermakers with 16 points in 17 minutes off the bench.
Evan Hymes through stretches of the game, put the Saints offense on his back. He finished with a game high 18 points while also contributing a five assists, to only two turnovers. Brett Bisping scored a career high 16 points and matched his career high with 8 rebounds in another strong effort off the Saints bench. Rob Poole added his second career double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds while Marquis Wright joined him in double figures with 10 points and 5 assists.
(Big Ten Conference)
Head Coach Matt Painter 9th season
6-0 sophomore guard Ronnie Johnson 13.8 ppg., 4.4 apg.
6-4 senior guard Terone Johnson 13.0 ppg.
6-1 freshman guard Bryson Scott 10.6 ppg.
7-0 sophomore center A.J. Hammons 8.5 ppg., 4.5 bpg
vs. Northern Kentucky W, 77-76
vs. Central Connecticut W, 109-73
vs. Rider W, 81-77
vs. Eastern Illinois W, 83-55
vs. Siena W 81-73 (Old Spice Classic non-bracketed game)
Purdue is 5-0 for the first time since the 2010-11 season and for the fourth time in Matt Painter’s nine years at Purdue.
Purdue is now just 12-of-51 (.235) from three-point range in the last three games . Kendall Stephens is 6-of-18 (.333), the rest of the team is 6-of-33 (.182).
Purdue had at least four players score in double figures in all 5 games to date.
Terone Johnson has become the 47th player in school history with 1,000 points
Oklahoma State Cowboys
(Big 12 Conference)
Ranked 5 in AP Top 25 and 8 in USA Today Coaches Poll
Head Coach Travis Ford 6th year
Marcus Smart 6-4 sophomore guard 21.0 ppg.
Markel Brown 6-3 senior guard 18.2 ppg.
Phil Forte, III 5-11 sophomore guard 14.8 ppg.
Le’Bryan Nash 6-7 junior wing 12.2 ppg. 7.0 rpg.
Brian Williams 6-5 210 RS junior wing 11.6 ppg. 5.0 rpg.
vs. Mississippi Valley State W 117-62
vs. Utah Valley W 93-40
vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff W 97-63
vs. Memphis W 101-80 (Old Spice Classic non-bracketed game)
@ South Florida W 93-67
Marcus Smart was selected as the preseason national player of the year by the United States Basketball Writers Association. He has also been named to the watch list for the John R Wooden Award and the Naismith Trophy. He was a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award given to the nation’s top point guard last season and is on the preseason watch list this season. Named Big 12 Preseason Player of the Year.
The Cowboys are averaging 100.2 points per game this season with 5 players averaging double figures.
The Cowboys have been dominant through five games, outscoring their opponents by an average of nearly 38 points per game.
Markel Brown was named to the Preseason All-Big 12 1st Team.
(Big East Conference)
Head Coach Brandon Miller 1st year
Kellen Dunham 6-6 sophomore guard 15.8 p
Khyle Marshall 6-6 senior forward 15.8 p 7.8 r
Kameron Woods 6-9 junior forward 11.0 p 9.0 r
Lamar W 89-58
Princeton W 70-67
Vanderbilt W 85-77 (OT)
@ Ball State W 59-58
Butler recorded its eighth consecutive 20-win season in 2012-13. The Bulldogs have won 20 or more games in 15 of the past 17 seasons, including a pair of 30-win campaigns.
The Bulldogs climbed into the “Top 10” in the national rankings for the fifth time in seven seasons in 2012-13. Butler reached No. 9 in both major national polls on Jan. 21, after beating No. 8 Gonzaga. The Bulldogs had three victories over teams ranked in the “Top 10”, including a win over No. 1-ranked Indiana at the Crossroads Classic.
Butler has advanced to postseason tournament play in 15 of the past 17 years, including eight straight.
Top returning scorer/rebounder Roosevelt Jones suffered an injury to his left wrist on Butler’s summer exhibition trip to Australia and will sit out the 2013-14 season.
Washington State Cougars
Head Coach Ken Bone 5th season
Devonte Lacy 6-4 junior guard 20.3 ppg.
Ike Iroegbu 6-2 freshman guard 11.8 ppg.
Royce Woolridge 6-3 R-junior guard 9.3 ppg.
CSU Bakersfield W 62-56
Lamar W 84-64
Gonzaga L 90-74
TCU L 64-62
Junior guard DaVonté Lacy is on pace to become the 34th Cougar to reach 1,000 career points, and could do it in his junior season.
The Cougars finished last season 13-19 overall, 4-14 in Pac-12 conference (tied 11th)
Eleven of WSU’s 19 losses last season came by 7 points or less, while 6 of them came by 2 points or less, including 2 overtime games.
The Cougars played 12 games without a starter or significant contributor because of injury, 10 of those games were without at least one starter.
(American Athletic Conference)
Ranked 21 in AP Top 25 and 19 in USA Today Coaches Poll
Head Coach Josh Pastner 5th year
Joe Jackson 6-1 senior guard 13.3 ppg.
Michael Dixon Jr. 6-1 senior guard 12.7 ppg. 3.7 rpg.
Nick King 6-7 freshman F/G 16.0 ppg. 6.3 rpg.
Shaq Goodwin 6-9 sophomore forward 9.7 ppg. 5.7 rpg.
Vs. Austin Peay W 95-69
@ Oklahoma State #5/8 L 101-80
Vs. Nicholls State W 98-59
Joe Jackson was named to the John R. Wooden Award top 50, the Bob Cousy award watch list and the Preseason American Athletic Conference first team.
Michael Dixon Jr. was also named to the Bob Cousy Award watch list.
The Tigers 2012-13 with an overall record if 31-5 and 16-0 in their final regular season in Conference USA. Also C-USA Tourney Champs.
Memphis has had 13 straight 20-win seasons and made 13 straight post season appearances.
The 2013-2014 roster has 9 newcomers with 7 freshmen and 2 transfers on the roster.
Picked 3rd in American Athletic Conference Preseason Poll behind Louisville and UConn.
Lost from last season, Tarik Black (8.1 ppg, 4.8 rpg), who transferred to Kansas and Adonis Thomas (11.7 ppg, 4.5 rpg), who was not taken in the NBA Draft after declaring.
There is the addition of another senior guard in Michael Dixon, who averaged 13.5 points per game for Missouri in 2011-12, but was taken off the team for legal issues. He is eligible to play right away.
It’s a roster highlighted by four senior guards — Joe Jackson, Geron Johnson, Chris Crawford and Missouri transfer Michael Dixon — who have each averaged double-figures in points at the Division I level.
(Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference)
Head Coach Jimmy Patsos 1st year
Rob Poole 6-5 junior guard 15.5 ppg. 6.3 rpg.
Evan Hymes 5-8 junior guard 10.8 ppg.
Lavon Long 6-6 freshman g/f 9.0 ppg. 5.3 rpg.
UAlbany L 74-62
@ Vermont L 77-66
@ LaSalle L 78-74
St. Bonaventure W 72-70
@ Cornell W 71-70
@ Purdue L 81-73
The young Saints are coming off a great week, winning 2 games and having pressed Purdue to the throughout in West Lafayette on Sunday. Siena played the Boilermakers even on the glass and out-scored them 52-40 in the paint.
Rob Poole, a Preseason MAAC Third Team selection, had the second double-double of his career at Purdue (12 points, 11 rebounds).
Freshman Marquis Wright was named MAAC Rookie of the Week on Monday. Wright has been solid tallying more assists than turnovers in every game this season. He is averaging 5.3 assists and 2.5 turnovers per game. Wright scored the game-winning shot on a tough lay-in for Siena’s victory over St, Bonaventure.
The Saints have had four different leading scorers in their first six games. Evan Hymes has reached double figures in four straight games and led the team with 18 points off the bench at Purdue.
Siena has eight new additions to its 16-man roster, including seven freshman. The seven freshman are the second most in the MAAC and fourth most in the country.
Siena is outscoring the opposition 235-215 in the first half of games this season, but are being out-scored 235-183 in the second half. The Saints have been out-scored in the second half of every game this season.
The Saints have been outscored 138-97 at the line this season. They’ve committed 158 fouls, compared to 127 for the opposition.
Head Coach Johnny Jones 2nd year
Johnny O’Bryant III 6-9 junior forward 18.3 ppg. 11.5 rpg.
Andre Stringer 5-10 senior guard 18.3 pg.
Jordan Mickey 6-8 freshman forward 14.3 ppg. 9.8 rpg.
Anthony Hickey 5-11 junior guard 10.5 ppg.
UMass L 92-90
Northwestern St. W 88-74
New Orleans W 81-54
Southeastern Louisiana W 89-66
The Tigers were picked 4th in the SEC pre-season media poll behind Kentucky, Florida and Tennessee.
LSU junior forward Johnny O’Bryant III was one of 50 players named to the Men’s top 50 for the 2014 Naismith Trophy Early Season Watch List.
The media picked junior Johnny O’Bryant III as a member of the preseason first team prior to the SEC media days.
Jordan Mickey has had 19 total blocks in his first four games. For a comparison in his first four games, Shaquille O’Neal had 9 blocked shots . O’Neal would post 115 blocks as a freshman at LSU.
LSU is scoring in bunches so far this year, averaging 87.0 points. They are also dominating the boards, averaging 52.0 a game, including a 20.5 off. rpg and 31.5 def. rpg, all three best in the SEC.
St. Joseph’s Hawks
Head Coach Phil Martelli 19th year
Langston Galloway 6-2 senior guard 18.3 ppg.
Ronald Roberts Jr. 6-8 senior forward 16.7 pg. 7.7 rpg.
DeAndre Bembry 6-6 freshman forward 13.3 ppg.
Chris Wilson 6-3 junior guard 10.3 ppg.
@ Vermont W 74-64
vs. Marist W 81-62
vs. Creighton L 83-79
St. Jospeph’s is coming off a layoff since Nov. 16th.
Langston Galloway and Ronald Roberts, Jr. were both named to the Atlantic 10 Preseason All-Conference Second Team.
Ronald Roberts, Jr. needs 13 points to reach 1,000 points in his career. He will become the 51st Hawk to accomplish the feat.
DeAndre’ Bembry was named the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week for Nov. 18. The freshman averaged 14.0 points in two games, with a high of 20 points against Creighton.
Langston Galloway is the team’s leading scorer (18.3) while Halil Kanacevic tops the Hawks in rebounding (9.3), assists (7.0) and blocks (1.7).
Ronald Roberts tops the squad in field goal percentage (61.3) and DeAndre’ Bembry leads SJU in three-point percentage (53.8).
Siena History vs. Old Spice Teams
Purdue (0-2) 2010 L 72-64, Nov 24th 2013 L 81-73
Butler (0-2) 2009-10 L 70-53, 2010-11 L 70-57
Oklahoma State (0-2) 2001-02 L 82-64, 2008-09 L 77-68
St. Joseph’s (3-3) last 2 meetings 2009-10 W 92-75, 2010-11 L 58-48
Memphis (1-1) 1952-53 W 72-59, 2007-08 L 102-58
LSU no previous meetings
Washington State no previous meetings