Siena has now started conference play with an 11-0 record, one of the best starts to league play in MAAC history.
The fastest start ever was accomplished by the 1989-90 La Salle team which went through the season unbeaten winning all 16 of its league contests.
Since then, your blogger believes the best start to league play took place last year when Siena started 12-0 before dropping a 90-88 overtime decision at Rider on Feb. 7, 2009.
The Saints will be heavily favored to match last season's 12-0 start, playing its next game at Marist, the league's worst team, Saturday in Poughkeepsie.
After that, Siena meets teams currently tied for second in the MAAC standings, tangling with Iona on Feb. 5 and Fairfield on Feb. 8., Those two teams, after victories on Thursday, are both 8-3 in league play.
But, both those games are on Siena's Times Union Center home court where it has a 32-game unbeaten streak overall.
For sure, the countdown is on and the speculation is already strong about whether Siena can become the conference's only program other than La Salle (16-0 in 1989-90, and 14-0 in 1987-88) to go through league play without a loss.