Coming off of two straight wins, Georgia Tech (6-4) heads to Albany, New York on Wednesday to take on the Siena Saints (3-6). Siena, member of the MAAC, is the school where Paul Hewitt got his head coaching start, compiling a 66-27 record from 1997-2000 at the school.
The two teams have only met twice in the past and have split the two meetings. Siena's win came in 1994, with the Saints winning by a score of 76-68 in the first round of the NIT. Georgia Tech won last year 74-61 in Atlanta. The Jackets were led by freshman guard Mfon Udofia, who set numerous careers highs in that matchup that are still standing: points (26), field goals (9), field goal attempts (16), field goal percentage (.563), 3-point field goals (5), 3-point field goal attempts (8), and 3-point field goal percentage (.625).
Siena and Tech have played one common opponent this year, Albany. The Jackets won 78-51 in November, and Siena lost in overtime by a score of 88-82 to their rival.
Wednesday's matchup will be Tech's third true road game this season played on the opponent's home court. The first two, Kennesaw State and Northwestern, resulted in losses.
Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. EST at the Times Union Center in Albany. The game will be broadcast on Time Warner Cable Network, and can only be seen if you are in New York. For those in Georgia, tune to 790 the Zone to hear Wes Durham and Randy Waters.