Scores

Final

Navy 56

(2-1, 1-1 away)

Siena 65

(1-0, 1-0 home)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    7:00 PM ET, November 16, 2011

    1 2 T
    NAVY 25 3156
    SIE 30 3565

    Top Performers

    Navy: J. Avila 19 Pts, 7 Reb, 3 Ast

    Siena: K. Downey 19 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    Siena 65, Navy 56

    Associated Press

    ALBANY, N.Y. -- Kyle Downey scored 19 points and undermanned Siena hit key free throws down the stretch to hold off Navy 65-56 on Wednesday night in the Saints' season opener.

    Siena trailed 17-11, then used a 12-0 run to pull ahead for good. The Saints opened the second half with a 13-2 spurt to lead 43-27 with 15:52 to go.

    The Midshipmen (2-1) got within four at 60-56 with 48 seconds remaining. Downey then made two foul shots and Rob Poole was 3 of 4 from the free-throw line in the final 39 seconds to seal the win.

    The Saints played the last 13 minutes with what amounted to a six-man rotation after point guard Evan Hymes cramped up and did not return. Owen Wignot, who suffered a head injury when he crashed to the floor following a driving layup, played only 6 minutes.

    J.J. Avila scored 19 points to lead Navy.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NAVY
    SIE
    Points 56 65
    FG Made-Attempted 23-54 (.426) 23-47 (.489)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-22 (.227) 2-10 (.200)
    FT Made-Attempted 5-9 (.556) 17-27 (.630)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 14

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