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PreGame: Saints vs Iona Gaels

1 down, 3 to go! We’re 25% there Saints fans. Tonight, at 7:30pm on MSG Plus, your hometown Siena Saints (7) will take on the Gaels of Iona (2). Siena split the season series with Iona, winning at home 73-67, and losing on the road 69-65. Here are the keys to a Siena victory:

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1. Limit turnovers. It sounds like a no-brainer, and it is, Siena cannot turn the ball over 17 times as they did against Manhattan and think they will have a chance to beat the Gaels. The combo of Machado and Glover is too much to handle when given 17+ extra chances with the ball.

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2. That brings us to number 2, contain Machado and Glover. Machado, third in the nation in assists, loves to feed it down low to Glover. Ryan Rossiter is the key to shutting this tandem down. Its the Player of the Year vs Optimus Prime, if Ryan can hold his own, and as Player of the Year hes certainly capable of this duty, Siena has an outstanding chance in this contest.

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3. A repeat performance from Clarence Jackson. When Clarence is on, Siena is a different team. He was on fire last night in the first half, scoring 17 of his 24 pts, and was draining buckets from behind the arch. Clarence has looked great in 2 straight games and indictations are he’s finally healthy. Feed him the rock Rahk, C Jack needs to keep it in high gear.

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4. Make the Gaels earn there points. The Gaels are second to last in the MAAC in free throw shooting at 66%. Keep this game close and put them on the line.

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There it is folks, Siena’s keys to success. Let’s get ready, get loud, and let the Gaels know we are still the Champs until someone takes it from us! Let’s Go Saints!

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