LOUDONVILLE — More schedule changes were announced Monday for the Siena men’s basketball program and the rest of the MAAC, which also announced that its new tiebreaking and seeding procedures for its tournament are now in effect.
Siena, which announced Sunday it had paused in-person team activities because of multiple positive COVID-19 test results, is still next scheduled to play Feb. 19-20 at Niagara despite that program announcing Monday that it, too, needed to pause.
After playing Niagara, Siena is scheduled to Feb. 24 vs. Manhattan, Feb. 26-27 at Iona and March 4-5 vs. Quinnipiac.
At present, 8-2 Siena is only scheduled to play 17 MAAC games. The league announced Monday that “it’s official that not all MAAC teams will reach the originally scheduled 20 conference game mark,” which means the revised seeding policy for the MAAC tournament that’s based on total league wins, rather than winning percentage, will be used.
That means Siena, which has the best winning percentage in the conference, is now officially behind 10-4 Monmouth in the race for the conference’s top seed. When two teams are tied in the standings, head-to-head results between those teams will serve as the first tiebreaker.
Siena senior Manny Camper was named one of 30 candidates for this year’s Senior CLASS Award, which honors a senior student-athlete with “notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character, and competition.”
A Siena co-captain, and a first-team All-MAAC selection last season, Camper is the third Siena men’s basketball player to earn such recognition, joining O.D. Anosike and Brett Bisping.
From the 30 candidates, 10 finalists will be selected. The winner will be announced during the Final Four weekend.