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Men's Basketball Finishes Regular Season with WHAC Contest Against Indiana Tech Tomorrow Night

Photo Courtesy of Mike Dickie
Photo Courtesy of Mike Dickie


Game #12

Siena Heights Saints (2-9, 2-8 WHAC)


Indiana Tech Warriors (17-8, 8-2 WHAC)

Tuesday, February 23, 2020

SHU Fieldhouse | Adrian, Mich. | 8:00 PM


Upcoming for Saints Men's Basketball: After a 1-1 record last week earning their second win of the season against UNOH on the road and dropping a game to Concordia at home, the Saints look ahead to tomorrow's matchup. This will be the Saints' final regular-season game, final WHAC game, and final home game of the 2020-21 season. 

Broadcasting: Tuesday's game will be live-streamed on the Siena Heights Sports Network via YouTube: 

Fans can also follow live stats through the Men's Basketball Schedule page: 

Head Coach: Joe Pechota enters his ninth year as the Siena Heights men's basketball coach. The Saints saw their most successful season under Pechota during the 2018-19 season when the team finished 17-13 overall and 12-8 in conference play to earn fourth in the WHAC standings, the highest finish since 2010. 

Last Week Recap: The Saints used a career-high 21 points and team-high nine assists from Curtis Bell III to power past UNOH 72-62 Wednesday in conference play. Kevin Rice earned a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Jay Kirby and Joshua Moody respectively tallied 13 points. 

The Saints fell to Concordia 65-57 on Saturday as they celebrated senior day and honoring Jordan Wyckoff the lone senior of the season. Kevin Rice led the Saints with a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds. Curtis Bell III tallied 11 points while Jace Norton recorded eight points. 

At Home in the WHAC: Siena Heights is 1-4 this season in WHAC games played at the SHU Fieldhouse. The only game they won at home was on February 5th against UNOH 56-54, which was also their first win of the season. Kevin Rice led the Saints with a team-high of 25 points, a team-high of five steals, nine rebounds, one assist, and one block. 

Series History: Indiana Tech leads the all-time record against the Saints 27-5. The last time the two teams met was this season on January 31st at Indiana Tech and the Warriors won 82-62. Indiana Tech is on a three-game winning streak as they also swept the series against the Saints last season. The last time the Warriors lost against Siena was in 2018-19 on February 6th, 2019 as the Saints won at home 92-78 that broke the Warrior's nine-game winning streak.

Scouting Indiana Tech: The Warriors have a 17-8 overall record and a WHAC record of 8-2 on the season. The only two games they lost in the WHAC were against Lourdes (95-66) and Rochester (73-60). They currently sit fourth in the WHAC standings. Their statistical leaders include; Grant Smith with 14.7 PPG, 78.3 FT%, and 35 STL. Rog Stein with a 57.3 FG%, Grant Smith with a 35.5 3PT%, Josh Kline with 6.8 RPG and 23 BLK, and Cory McKinney with 4.1 APG.

Saint Statistical Leaders: Kevin Rice leads Siena in multiple categories with 19.0 PPG, 54.6 FG%, 41.2 3PT%, 16 STL, and 9 BLK. Curtis Bell is the other major leader with a 72.0 FT%, 7.2 RPG, and 2.5 APG.

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