After a run of postseason magic, the Siena Saint (Bernard)s have been off the face of the earth in the last two years, something that's not a good idea when you have a notoriously impatient fanbase and a 15,000-seat soft-drink-branded arena to fill. So Rob Lanier out as coach, Fran McCaffery in.Tonight Siena will look for their first win in two tries against downstaters Fordham, a passionate and patient
school on the way up in the Atlantic 14. Watch NBA-bodied Patrick Dunston
, a preseason all-conference first-teamer. Dunston, who will hear the phrase "checks in"
from glib scorer's desk radio announcers for as long as he chooses to play basketball, has had an up-and-down year so far: he dropped 18 and 14 in a losing cause versus Old Dominion at the Paradise Jam
, but was neutralized in a Astyle=font-weight:bold HREF=http://bbstate.com/schools/SFNY>Saturday loss to the NEC's St. Francis (NY) Terriers. Woof!