LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. -- Tournament MVP Brett Bisping had 20 points and nine rebounds for Siena, which cruised past Fresno State, 81-68, in the decisive Game 3 of the College Basketball Invitational championship series Saturday.
Rob Poole added 23 points for Siena (20-18), which capped its longest season that began Nov. 8 with its first national postseason title since jumping to Division I in 1976.
Picked 10th of 11 in the preseason Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference coaches' poll, Siena got a rowdy crowd of 2,788 fired up early and never trailed. Siena's student section was lured by the promise free bacon before the brunch-time tip.
Fresno State hit just three of its...