Siena Announces 2012-13 Schedule

With the announcement of the MAAC Conference schedule this morning, Siena’s schedule for the upcoming basketball season is now complete. In what is being called the most fan friendly schedule in program history, the Saints will play 12 of their 14 home contests on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.

“There’s been great energy surrounding this team all summer, and with so many weekend games I expect Capital Region fans to really come out and support this team,” head coach Mitch Buonaguro said. “There’s a lot to look forward to.”

Some of the highlights for fans to mark on their calendar include the annual matchup against UAlbany which will be held, once again, on the first Saturday in December.

In conference play the Saints will look to repeat last season’s performance, when the Iona Gaels come to town on January 4. While their roster is ever changing, Iona could potentially have one of the MAAC’s most dominate players in Norvel Pelle, pending academic qualification.

Other conference matchups of note include Jimmy Patsos and the defending MAAC Champion Loyola Greyhounds visiting Albany for the last time as a MAAC opponent on February 16. Steve Masiello and his Manhattan Jaspers will visit on February 1, with thoughts of avenging their overtime loss to the Saints in the MAAC Tournament.

The Saints will wrap up their home schedule on March 1 when rival Marist comes to town.

This season Saints fans will also have the opportunity to get a sneak preview of the team when the Saints take on Skidmore College in a public exhibition game Novemeber 3 in the ARC.

Here is a complete look at this season’s slate of games:

Date Opponent / Event Location Time
11/03/12 vs. Skidmore (exhibition) Loudonville, N.Y. (Alumni Rec. Center) 7:00 p.m. ET
11/09/12 vs. Vermont Albany, N.Y. 7:30 p.m. ET
11/11/12 at Navy Annapolis, Md. 2:00 p.m. ET
NUCDF Basketball Challenge – Jenny Craig Pavilion
11/16/12 vs. Cal State Northridge San Diego, Calif TBA
11/17/12 vs. Northern Kentucky San Diego, Calif TBA
11/18/12 at San Diego San Diego, Calif TBA
11/25/12 at Maine Orono, Maine 2:00 p.m. ET
11/28/12 vs. Massachusetts Albany, N.Y. 7:00 p.m. ET
12/01/12 vs. UAlbany Albany, N.Y. 7:30 p.m. ET
12/04/12 at St. Bonaventure St. Bonaventure, N.Y. 7:00 p.m. ET
12/07/12 vs. Rider * Albany, N.Y. 7:00 p.m. ET
12/09/12 at Manhattan * Riverdale, N.Y. TBA
12/23/12 at Fordham Bronx, N.Y. 1:00 p.m. ET
12/29/12 vs. La Salle Albany, N.Y. 7:00 p.m. ET
01/04/13 vs. Iona * Albany, N.Y. TBA
01/06/13 at Rider * Lawrenceville, N.J. TBA
01/11/13 vs. Canisius * Albany, N.Y. 7:00 p.m. ET
01/13/13 vs. Saint Peter’s * Albany, N.Y. TBA
01/17/13 at Niagara * Lewiston, N.Y. 7:00 p.m. ET
01/19/13 at Canisius * Buffalo, N.Y. TBA
01/25/13 vs. Niagara * Albany, N.Y. 7:00 p.m. ET
01/27/13 at Marist * Poughkeepsie, N.Y. TBA
02/01/13 vs. Manhattan * Albany, N.Y. TBA
02/04/13 vs. Fairfield * Albany, N.Y. 7:00 p.m. ET
02/08/13 at Loyola (Md) * Baltimore, Md. TBA
02/10/13 at Saint Peter’s * Jersey City, N.J. TBA
02/14/13 at Fairfield * Bridgeport, Conn. TBA
02/16/13 vs. Loyola (Md) * Albany, N.Y. TBA
02/24/13 BracketBusters (Game Could be Moved to Sat., Feb. 23) Albany, N.Y. TBA
03/01/13 vs. Marist * Albany, N.Y. TBA
03/03/13 at Iona * New Rochelle, N.Y. TBA
MAAC Championships
03/08/13 MAAC First Round Springfield, Mass. TBA
03/09/13 MAAC Quarterfinals Springfield, Mass. TBA
03/10/13 MAAC Semifinals Springfield, Mass. TBA
03/11/13 MAAC Championship Springfield, Mass. TBA

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