Siena upset Fairfield, 52-48, in a second-round game in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament today at the MassMutual Center.
Sixth-seeded Siena (12-17) lost twice to No. 3 Fairfield (17-12) during the regular season, but both games were close, and the Saints were coming off a 64-53 win over Canisius that clinched the all-important No. 6 seed, thus avoiding the first round.
Siena advances to meet No. 2 seed Iona at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.
See Saturday's print and online editions of The Gazette for a complete story.