Ahead of the Siena Saints big MAAC game against the Monmouth Hawks, head coach Jimmy Patsos joined Levack to talk about the team's big week. The team has won 6 of its last 7 games, that lone loss, came from Monmouth.

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This is a team that may get into the NCAA Tournament without winning the conference, they have playmakers all over the floor,and some of them could've been a Saint Patsos says. "Justin Robinson is a tremendous player. They’ve got a couple of local guys. Robinson also is from upstate New York. Colin Stewart really hurt us last year, he had 20, a career high, he’s from upstate New York as well. They may have signed prior to me getting the job, or we would’ve recruited him. But they want to play well, they know what the Times Union means, and they know what Siena is, and the fact that it’s first place is really exciting for the community and our fans and our students, but the players are looking forward to playing."

Even with Monmouth's great play this season, it's their bench that has been on fire all

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season. " I think they have a monopoly on that. What they’re doing is getting good attention, but don’t be fooled, how well they’re playing is what’s getting them the most attention, and they deserve it. Beating Georgetown, Notre Dame, UCLA, USC." Patsos said.

Don't think that this is going to scare the Saints, who have been one of the best scoring teams in the country this season.  "We played them down there, and I don’t think we gave them our best shot.… We’re both high scoring teams, I think it’s good basketball to watch."

The Saints will need all of its players to step up to the challenge, especially MAAC player of the week Brett Bisping.