ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The Siena men’s basketball team has already traveled more than 3,000 miles this season.
The saints have been to North Carolina, Wisconsin, Rhode Island for a tournament and finally, the Saints are wrapping up their five-game road trip in Pennsylvania. The Saints are seeking their third-straight win against Bucknell, a 3-and-1 team that just beat Manhattan, the defending MACC champs.
Siena is 2-and-2 through four games, led by junior guard Marquis Rright, who’s averaging 18 points per game. Wright has been the saints point guard for the last two seasons, but started the last two games as the 2-guard with more of a scorers mentality.
He and Brett Bisping have been charged with leading their squad, and both players agree that opening the season with ample time on the road has been good for team-bonding and chemistry.
In addition to learning about each other, though, head coach Jimmy Patsos spices up these trips with an educational flare.
“I’m going to bring them to Lewsiburg Federal Penitentiary, show them the outside. That’s where Whitey Bulger and John Gotti were housed, so history has a lot of different things and if that’s what’s in Lewsiburg, that’s what we’ll show them. Stay out of there,” said coach Pastos.