Broncs close out five-game road swing Saturday at Wagner
GAME 5 - Saturday, November 26, 2016
Rider Broncs (2-2, 0-0 MAAC) at Wagner Seahawks (2-2, 0-0 NEC)
Location: Staten Island, NY – Spiro Sports Center
Tip: 4:00 p.m.
Live Video – NECFrontRow.com
Live Stats – WagnerAthletics.com
Live Audio – 107.7 FM The Bronc
Twitter – Twitter.com/RiderAthletics
What You Need To Know
- Rider and Wagner are meeting for the 23rd time. The Broncs own a 17-5 lead in the all-time series. However, the Seahawks came away with a 65-64 victory last Dec. 8, when Dwaun Anderson dunked the offensive rebound of an initial blocked shot with 2.6 seconds left.
- Rider started the season 2-0 with wins at Hampton and Hartford. It was just the program’s third 2-0 start in the last 42 years (2003-04, 2009-10) and the first since the Broncs defeated Mississippi State and Lehigh to begin the 2009-10 season.
- The MAAC’s leader in field-goal percentage as a junior (.565), Kahlil Thomas is off to an even-more efficient start to this season (.634/26-41). Thomas has two double-doubles on the year, including a 21-point, 14-rebound effort at Fordham.
- Freshman Stevie Jordan scored 14 points at Hampton, the most points on record by a Bronc making his debut as a freshman in at least the last 21 years (as far back as full box scores are available). Jordan also dished out five assists, grabbed three rebounds and blocked two shots to earn MAAC Rookie of the Week.
- Wagner is 2-2 on the year. The Seahawks began the season with a signature win at UConn on Nov. 11, before falling in consecutive games at UMass Lowell and in overtime against Fairfield. Wagner bounced back last time out at American, defeating the Eagles, 73-65.
- The Broncs were picked to finish seventh in the MAAC by the league’s coaches. Kahlil Thomas was selected to the Preseason All-MAAC Second Team.
- The Broncs are led by fifth-year Head Coach Kevin Baggett, whose teams have posted a 69-66 record and reached the MAAC Quarterfinals in each of his first four seasons in Lawrenceville. Baggett was the 2015 MAAC Coach of the Year.
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