NCAA Game Summary - Fordham at Siena

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Albany, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Rob Poole dropped in a career-high 28 points to lead the Siena Saints over the Fordham Rams, 79-69, in a non-conference tilt at the Times Union Center.

For the Saints (5-8), Marquis Wright added 14 points, Ryan Oliver scored 12 and Brett Bisping chipped in with 10.

Mandell Thomas led the Rams (7-6) with 20 points, while Jon Severe finished with 17 points. Branden Frazier added 13 points for the visitors and Bryan Smith scored 10.

Fordham made 45.8 percent of its field goal tries and held Siena to just 28.6 percent shooting in the opening period, as the Rams went into halftime leading, 34-27.

After the break, the Rams struggled from the floor, shooting just 37.1 percent and missing all but one of their 13 3-point attempts (.077). Conversely, the Saints connected on 55.2 percent of their field goal tries in the second as they mounted their comeback. Trailing 53-40 with just under 12 minutes to play, the Saints went on a 22-0 run to turn a 13-point deficit into a nine- point lead at 62-53. The Rams would get no closer than five the rest of the way as the Saints completed the come-from-behind win.

Siena finished with a 27-18 scoring advantage at the free-throw line. The Saints also outrebounded the Rams, 39-36.

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