College Hoops Player of the Day for Friday, January 4, 2013
Just 16 games dotted the college hoops landscape on Friday night, none of the games featuring any teams even close to the top rankings.
Among the contested hardcourts was in upstate New York, at Siena College, where the Saints were hosting the Iona Gaels in a MAAC game.
Siena, 0-2 in the conference going in, kept the game close, but eventually succumbed to the Gaels, 66-62, despite a monster effort from senior forward, O.D. Ansike, a one-man gang averaging a double-double (13.7 points, 12.9 rebounds).
Anosike kept Siena in the game on both ends, scoring 19 points - equalling his season high - and hauling in 15 boards.
Anosike was 8-for-11 from the field, but he didn't get much support from his teammates, who made just 16 of 47 field goals (34%).
Iona improved to 8-6 overall and are part of a six=team tie for first place in the conference with a 2-1 mark. Siena slumped to 0-3 in the MAAC and 2-12 overall.