Siena 81, Tennessee St. 69
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP)—Michael Haddix had 26 points and 12 rebounds to lead Siena in an 81-69 win over Tennessee State Thursday night.
Trailing 42-35 in the second half, Siena (6-4) erupted for a 35-10 run to seize control.
Alex Franklin finished with 14 points. He gave the Saints their first lead of the second half, 48-47.
Tennessee State (5-6) held a 40-35 halftime lead after a crisp first 20 minutes offensively. Moraye Ivy scored 10 of his 18 points before the break.
Haddix kept Siena close with 16 points in the first half.
The Saints focused on defense in the second half, holding the visitors to just 31 percent shooting and controlling the boards 27-19.
Larry Turner had 16 points and 10 rebounds and Ladarious Weaver contributed 11 points for Tennesse St.
Kenny Hasbrouck has 12 points for the Saints.
Siena returns to action against Maryland Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Comcast Center.