Siena loses to No. 21 Memphis at Old Spice
The Tigers had just too much offense and size for the younger Saints, posting a 87-60 victory at the Old Spice Classic.
Coach Jimmy Patsos wasn't thrilled with the effort, especially in the middle of the game, saying, "I expect us to compete a little harder."
Memphis coach Josh Pastner had high praise for Patsos and the Saints.
"I think Siena should give him a lifetime contract," Pastner said to the AP. "He's the best. His teams play so hard. If I'm Siena's president, I would lock Coach Patsos up right now. I wouldn't wait. That program is going to get to where you're consistently going to the NCAA tournament."
The Saints play Saint Joseph's on Friday evening, at 8 p.m., on ESPNU.
Siena has already played two Atlantic 10 schools, losing at La Salle and defeated St. Bonaventuue, at home.