When/Where Will Siena & UAlbany Play in Conference Tourneys?
Let's start with Siena as they play on Sunday afternoon at Niagara. The Saints entered Friday night with an outside shot at the top seed, but after losing to Canisius on the road (and some other teams winning their games), Siena is now looking at no better than the 4 seed. The worst-case scenario would be finishing 6th, which would mean a first-round game on Thursday and needing four wins in five days to capture the MAAC title.
Here are the seeding scenarios for Siena:
Siena (10-7) at Niagara
Clinches #4 seed with WIN unless Quinnipiac LOSS and Rider WIN
Clinches #5 seed with WIN and Quinnipiac LOSS and Rider WIN
Clinches #5 seed with LOSS and Rider LOSS
Clinches #6 seed with LOSS and Rider WIN
Onto UAlbany, which despite leading for most of the game on Saturday at Hartford, lost in overtime 82-80. We knew UAlbany was going on the road for its America East quarterfinal game on Saturday and now we know where.
UAlbany is 6-9 in the America East with one more regular season game to go (at Binghamton on Tuesday), but there will be no scoreboard watching. The Great Danes are locked into the 6 seed and will travel to UMBC for a 1 o'clock game on Saturday afternoon against the Retrievers.
UAlbany split the regular season meetings with UMBC, losing in overtime by 1 in Baltimore and winning at SEFCU Arena.