Siena to play Iona

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. – The Saints’ next opponent is the conference leading Iona College.

The men’s basketball team has been hitting shots from the three-point line 34 percent of the time. Iona shoots 41 percent as a team from behind the arc. The Gaels were even better than that shooting eleven for 25 from three-point territory the first time they played Siena this season.

That game resulted in a 14 point win for Iona. Siena head coach Jimmy Patsos said the Saints need to change that on Friday.

“You can’t give up 11 for 25 from the three-point line and win a game,” he said. “We can’t give up 33 points. We learned. We gotta take it personally. We can’t give up 11 for 25.”

“Not letting them shoot a three in your face,” senior guard Rob Poole said. “I mean, it’s a lot more degrading when someone hits a three right in your face. It’s kinda sad.”

“A lot of people play the three-point line scared cause they don’t want to come too strong but maybe come up a little stronger and have faith in your help,” sophomore forward Lavon Long said.

The Saints take on Iona at 7 p.m. on Friday.

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