Siena Takes On UAlbany In The Crosstown Showdown [AUDIO]
Siena Saints' Women's head coach Ali Jaques joins Levack and Goz to previews the Crosstown Showdown where her Saints will host the UAlbany Great Danes. What challenges do the Great Danes and head coach Colleen Mullen present in tomorrow's game?
UALBANY vs. SIENA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
Crosstown Showdown presented by Stuyvesant Plaza
2 p.m., Saturday, December 7
Alumni Recreation Center, Siena College, Loudonville, NY
Tip off is 2 p.m.
Stuyvesant Plaza is presenting the renewal of the Great Danes-Saints rivalry
First 500 fans in attendance will receive a FREE Siena rally towel
Stuyvesant Plaza will also serve as the presenting sponsor of the 2020 match-up, which is slated to be held at UAlbany’s SEFCU Arena next season.
Game is expected to be a sellout in the ARC (capacity: about 2,200)
The Saints are led by senior guard Sabrina Piper, who’s averaging 17 points and 5 rebounds per game
The Great Danes are led by senior center Alexi Schecter , who’s averaging 15 points and 7 rebounds per game
Women’s teams started playing each other again in 2001 after not playing each other since 1981
The two teams last met on Siena’s campus in 1980
SIENA COACH ALI JAQUES
Now in her eighth season at Siena
Was named the eighth head coach of the women’s program in April 2012
UALBANY COACH COLLEEN MULLEN
Now in her second season at UAlbany
Before being hired by UAlbany in May 2018, she spent seven seasons as an assistant coach at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point