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Surprise = Team that will exceed expectations/seed
Albany, NY - Given the tight nature of the MAAC title race throughout the regular season, one that saw six teams finish within two games of first place, it would have been natural to expect a close final between co-champs Rider and Siena. However, the Saints' lone senior and birthday boy Tay Fisher made sure there would be no such drama. Taking all ten shots from behind the arc and making six, Fisher scored twenty-one points and helped lead Siena (22-10) to a 74-53 win in tonight's MAAC Tournament title game.
Metro Atlantic (22-10, 13-5)
Big Wins: 11/17 Stanford (79-67), 2/8 at Marist (97-88), 2/23 at Boise State (93-70)
Bad Losses: 11/9 at James Madison (88-100), 2/16 Loyola Maryland (76-83), 2/18 at Manhattan (72-73)
ALBANY, N.Y.- To say that things didn't look good from a depth standpoint heading into tonight's MAAC Tournament semifinal for Rider would be an understatement. Both Ryan Thompson and Justin Robinson missed the game due to injury, but Jason Thompson showed the Times Union Center crowd why he's Player of the Year and Matt Griffin and Kamron Warner stepped up to get the Broncs a 76-71 victory over Marist.
Team of the Week: Rider
Overall Rank: #86