Siena Loses Lead, Falters at Cornell, 81-80
The Siena men's basketball team had won four straight games entering Tuesday, but the Saints couldn't close out win number five, losing to Cornell, 81-80 in Ithaca.
Siena led by as many as 14 in the second half, but the Big Red were able to overcome Jimmy Patsos' squad in the final minute.
On the plus side for Siena, they head into conference play knowing they can score. Five Saints registered double-figures, including Marquis Wright (19), Javion Ogunyemi (17), Brett Bisping (16), Ryan Oliver (13), and Lavon Long (11).
That's a huge advantage for Siena as they get set to head into league play on Friday when they host Manhattan. Bisping also had 18 rebounds. That's an unreal effort and the Saints missed him last year as he missed most of the season.
Bisping had exactly half of the team's rebounds last night. The Saints dished out 17 assists as a team against 15 turnovers.
The Saints forced 12 turnovers as well.