Canisius (9-15, 5-10 MAAC) vs. Siena (7-17, 2-13 MAAC)
Saturday, Feb. 15 — 2 p.m.
Koessler Athletic Center
Live HD Broadcast: Golden Griffin Broadcast Network and MAAC.TV
Free Audio Broadcast: GoGriffs.com
Mike Scott (p-x-p)
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- The Canisius women’s basketball team wraps up the weekend against Siena College in the Koessler Athletic Center on Saturday afternoon.
- Saturday’s game is in a stretch where the Golden Griffins play four of their final six regular-season games in the KAC.
- Canisius and Siena are meeting for the second time this season. The Griffs closed the game on a 25-9 run and to defeat Siena 75-66 in Loudonville on Jan. 26.
- The Griffs shot 57.4 percent in the win, their highest field goal percentage in the last 20 years.
- Siena holds a 43-23 lead in the all-time series between the teams. The Saints are the second-most common opponent in program history.
- The 2013-14 season is the 25th year that the Golden Griffins have played in the MAAC.
NOTING THE GRIFFS
- Canisius has shot 40 percent or better in 11 games after shooting 40 percent or better five times in 31 games during the entire 2012-13 season.
- Senior Jamie Ruttle enters Saturday’s game with 1,126 career points and ranks 18th in program history in career scoring and 15th with 545 career rebounds. Ruttle has scored in double figures a team-best 13 times this season and 56 times in her career.
- Junior Kayla Hoohuli is the only player in the MAAC to make a 3-pointer in 22 or more games. Hoohuli is averaging 11.8 points during the last 11 games.
- Senior Jen Morabito ranks fourth in program history in career 3-pointers (194) and third in 3-point field goal percentage (37.0).
- Senior Jen Lennox is third in the program’s Division I history with 99 blocks.
- Since entering the starting lineup on Jan. 12, redshirt junior Courtney VandeBovenkamp is avearging 7.1 points and 5.7 rebounds while shooting 52.0 percent in 25.4 minutes per game.
- Under Terry Zeh, Canisius is 46-31 in overtime games or games decided by five points or fewer — ranking as the best winning percentage (.597) in the MAAC since 2004-05. Canisius is 4-0 in such games this season.
- Siena enters Saturday’s game with a 7-17 overall record and 2-13 record in the MAAC.
- The Saints snapped a 10-game losing streak with a 76-54 win at Saint Peter’s on Feb. 8. Siena led Niagara for nearly 38 minutes on Thursday night but couldn’t hold on and lost 65-57 to the Purple Eagles.
- Tehresa Coles leads the team at 9.8 points per game. Coles scored a career-high 25 points in the first meeting with Canisius. The junior leads the MAAC at 2.1 steals per contest.
- Six Saints have made at least 11 3-pointers but no one has made more than 29 3-pointers.
- Siena is turning the ball over on 24.4 percent of its possessions, which is eighth in the MAAC. The Saints are forcing a turnover on a league-best 28 percent of its opponents’ possessions. The Saints are averaging a league-high 75.4 possessions per 40 minutes.
- Freshman Meghan Donohue is fourth in the MAAC in field goal percentage (51.2)
- Siena leads the MAAC with a 37.0 offensive rebounding percentage but is ninth with a 66.2 defensive rebounding percentage.
- Siena is allowing its opponents to shoot 48.0 percent overall on two-point shots and 50.9 percent on two-point shots in MAAC play.
- Ali Jaques is in her second season as head coach at Siena. Jaques came to Siena after serving as the associate head coach at Northwestern.