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

BACKGROUND NOTES

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