Siena 62, Georgia Tech 57

December 22, 2010

Ryan Rossiter scored 12 of his 19 points in the second half and had 13 rebounds as Siena stunned Georgia Tech for the second time in program history, 62-57 on Wednesday night.

Entering the game, the Saints (4-6) considered their 76-68 win over the Yellow Jackets in the 1994 NIT to be their greatest home win.

Rossiter had his 40th double-double despite a sickness requiring two IVs before the game and a blow to the face late in the first half that sent him to the locker room for medical attention.

Siena used a 15-2 second-half run to turn a six-point deficit into a 49-44 lead with 9:51 to play.


Georgia Tech (6-5) tied the game twice, but never regained the lead in the homecoming of coach Paul Hewitt, who left Siena for the Yellow Jackets in 2000.

The Saints hit 6 of 8 free throws in the final 38 seconds.

Glen Rice paced Georgia Tech with 15 points.