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Siena Advances To Face Fresno State in CBI Finals

Albany, NY - Siena has gotten hot at the right time.  By winning for the seventh time in their last eight games, the Saints have reached the CBI Championship Series.

On Wednesday night, Siena eliminated Illinois State in convincing fashion, 61-49 at the Times Union Center.

Brett Bisping paced the Green and Gold with 20 points and 13 rebounds.  Rob Poole added 14 points.

Siena scored the game's first nine points, and the Redbirds never caught up.

The CBI best-of-three championship series will begin Monday at Fresno State.  The Bulldogs defeated Old Dominion in Wednesday's other semi.

Game Two of the finals will be Wednesday, April 2nd at the Times Union Center.  Game Three, if necessary, will also be played in Albany at a date to be determined.

When Siena next takes the floor, it will be one of just ten Division I men's teams in the country still playing basketball.