Gotham Classic takes Rider west Saturday to take on Pacific
GAME 8 – Saturday, December 10, 2016
Rider Broncs (4-3, 1-1 MAAC) at Pacific Tigers (3-5, 0-0 WCC)
Location: Stockton, CA – Stockton Arena
Tip: 10:30 p.m. (ET)/7:30 p.m. (PT)
Live Video – Campus Insiders
Live Stats – PacificTigers.com
Live Audio – 107.7 FM The Bronc
Twitter – Twitter.com/RiderAthletics
What You Need To Know
- Rider and Pacific are meeting for the first time.
- Pacific is 3-5 so far this season and is coming off a 72-48 loss at UMass to open the Gotham Classic. The Tigers are 3-0 at home. However, Saturday’s game is the Tigers’ lone contest being played at Stockton Arena this year.
- Rider is 4-0 when holding the opposition to fewer than 70 points.
- The Broncs have outrebounded their opponent in six of seven 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.
- Xavier Lundy scored a season-high 20 points in the Broncs’ 71-69 league victory over Siena on Monday. Stevie Jordan also dished out a season-high nine assists.
- 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 a similar start to this season (.563/34-64). Thomas has three double-doubles on the year, including a 21-point, 14-rebound effort at Fordham.
- Xavier Lundy has scored in double figures in six of seven games this season and has reached 10 points or more in the first half four times.
- 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 71-67 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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