Lanier happy for Siena


First-year Florida assistant coach Rob Lanier said he was pleased to see Siena earn an NCAA Tournament berth by winning the Metro Atlantic Association Conference Tournament title.

“That’s a good young team,” said Lanier, who coached at Siena from 2001-05. “I was really happy for Tay (Senior point guard Tay Fisher.) He was a member of my last recruiting class and he’s a great kid.”

When asked if it would feel weird to face Siena as a Florida assistant in the NCAA Tournament, Lanier responded: “If it means us getting in, definitely, I’ll take it.”

Florida probably needs to win at least two games in the SEC Tournament to secure an NCAA Tournament berth.