Broncs play host to Siena Monday night
GAME 7 – Monday, December 5, 2016
Rider Broncs (3-3, 0-1 MAAC) vs. Siena Saints (3-5, 1-0 MAAC)
Location: Lawrenceville, NJ – Alumni Gym
Tip: 7:00 p.m.
Live Video – BroncVision
Live Stats – GoBroncs.com
Live Audio – 107.7 FM The Bronc
Twitter – Twitter.com/RiderAthletics
Tickets – RiderUniversityAthleticTickets.com
What You Need To Know
- Rider and Siena are meeting for the 46th time, with the Saints owning a 30-15 lead in the all-time series. Siena swept the season series last year and has won three straight.
- Siena is 3-5 so far this season and is coming off an 80-73 victory over Fairfield on Saturday. Siena has also defeated Cornell and Arkansas-Pine Bluff this year.
- Rider is 3-0 when holding the opposition to fewer than 70 points.
- The Broncs have outrebounded their opponent in all six games.
- 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.
- Senior Jimmie Taylor scored a season-high 23 points on 7-of-17 shooting and 7-of-9 from the free-throw line against Fairfield.
- 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 (.607/34-56). Thomas has three double-doubles on the year, including a 21-point, 14-rebound effort at Fordham.
- Xavier Lundy scored in double figures in each of the Broncs’ first four games and reached the mark before halftime in the first three.
- 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 70-67 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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