ALBANY - Siena senior Kenny Hasbrouck
(above, with his family) said it was the best game since Boise State.
Siena coach Fran McCaffery said there wasn't much more he could ask for and sophomore Clarence Jackson said the team executed on both offense and defense.
I guess that pretty much sums up an almost perfect Senior Night after a 93-69 romp over Manhattan on Thursday night.
Josh Duell returned, Erik Harris scored and oh yeah, Ryan Rossiter had EIGHT blocks.
"We ran the ball, we shared the ball and we got productivity from the bench," McCaffery said. "There's not much more I could ask."
Hasbrouck led the way, scoring 23 points and dishing out six assists.
"He's a tremendous player and every time he has the ball, I think he's going to score," said Duell, who added that it's "fun" watching Hasbrouck play.
"The beauty was how he just kept driving the ball," McCaffery said.
Duell played 12 minutes in returning to the floor after missing 10 games.
"I thought Josh looked good," McCaffery said. "He moved well."
Duell scored three points on 1-for-4 shooting, but 0-for-3 from beyond the 3-point arc.
"The first two felt pretty bad, but the third one, I thought was going in for sure," Duell said.
Adding Duell to the mix, gives the Saints another big man and another long-range threat, two things the definitely need for the stretch run.
"Josh is looking good," Hasbrouck said. "He was moving well without the ball. He was setting screens like he always does...It was great he came back today because even when he was on the floor, he spread it open."
It was a season-high in points and probably a season-high in smiles from the players as Siena thoroughly dominated on this night.
"It was a special night," Jackson said. "That introduction in the beginning, we were all happy for them and they all have worked hard to get to this point."
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