Their story in the NCAA Tournament continued last night after a four-point, 81-77, victory over Alcorn State (20-10), who had earned their seventh SWAC title with a 70-67 victory over defending champion Alabama State on Saturday.
Siena will now head to the MCI Center in Washington, D.C. to take on Maryland in an East Region first-round game on Friday.
Siena, only the 16th team to qualify for the NCAA Tournament with a losing record, is making its third appearance. In 1989, the Saints upset Stanford as a No. 14 seed, for their biggest win in school history.
Rob Lanier, a cousin of former NBA great Bob Lanier, is in his first season as Siena's coach.
Siena was led by Prosper Karangwa last night, who scored a career high 31 points in 75 percent shooting and also added 9 rebounds to lead the Saints in both categories. Karangwa also added 6 assists, nearly half of his teams total.
The winner of the Maryland-Siena game will take on either Wisconsin or St. Johns on Sunday, at the MCI Center.