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Siena win over Stanford is first over ranked team in 18 years

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Josh Duell scored 16 points Saturday to lead Siena over No. 20 Stanford 79-67, a win reminiscent of the Saints' stunning victory over the Cardinal in the 1989 NCAA Tournament.

Alex Franklin had 14 points and a game-high nine rebounds for Siena, and Kenny Hasbrouck added 12 points in a rare meeting between the teams. In 1989, a 14th-seeded Siena squad knocked No. 3-seed Stanford out of the NCAA Tournament in the first round with an 80-78 win.

On Saturday, the Siena student section raced onto the court after the final buzzer sounded. It was Siena's first win over a ranked opponent in 18 years.

Edwin Ubiles scored 11 points for the Saints (2-2). Trailing by one midway through the second half, Siena broke the game open with an 11-0 run, including three straight 3-pointers, two by Duell and the other from Tay Fisher to make it 56-46.

Kenny Brown had 12 points for Stanford (4-1). Lawrence Hill scored 11 points, while Robin Lopez had eight points and 11 rebounds.

The Saints, up by seven with eight minutes left in the first half, eventually took a 33-31 lead into the break. The game featured 10 ties and eight lead changes.