LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. -- Siena College, which almost lost a 15-point second-half lead, rallied for an 82-66 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference victory over Loyola College before 3,744 at the Alumni Recreation Center last night.
The Saints used an 11-2 burst during a five-minute span to build a 65-54 lead with 5 minutes, 54 seconds to go and were not seriously challenged the rest of the way. The home team had a decisive margin at the foul line, making 32 of 43 chances to 11-for-15 for Loyola.
Loyola was held scoreless for the first 3:55, and eventually Siena turned a 39-32 lead into 47-32. From there, senior Kevin Green led a Loyola spree, collecting 12 points in a 20-7 run that closed the margin to 54-52.