MAAC basketball tournament results and bracket: Siena, Fairfield advance to second round

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The Siena Saints and the Fairfield Stags both won their first round game in the MAAC tournament.

The first round of Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament is in the books; the Siena Saints and the Fairfield Stags will advance to the second round of the tournament.

The No. 9 Siena Saints won the opening game of the tournament, defeating the No. 8 Marist Red Foxes, 70-64. Marist junior forward Jay Bowie hit a three-point shot with 1:43 left in regulation to tie the game at 64-64, but Siena went on a 6-0 run to ice the game.

Senior forward O.D. Anosike led the Saints with 24 points and 12 rebounds. Sophomore guard Rob Poole also had a strong performance, scoring 19 points while shooting 5-7 from beyond the arc.

Siena will face the No. 1 Niagara Purple Eagles at 2:30 p.m. ET on Saturday. Niagara swept the season series between the two teams.

The No. 7 Fairfield Stags also advanced to the second round of the tournament, defeating the No. 10 St. Peter's Peacocks, 54-47. Fairfield trailed 46-44 with 5:46 left in the game, but went on a 10-1 run over the final five minutes to end the game.

Derek Needham was the only Stag in double figures, scoring 24 points on an 8-21 shooting performance.

Fairfield will face the No. 2 Rider Broncs in the second round at 7:30 p.m. ET. The Stags swept the season series against Rider, winning both games by ten points.

The complete tournament bracket is located here.

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