Broncs welcome Kennesaw State Wednesday in Gotham Classic
GAME 9 – Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Rider Broncs (5-3, 1-1 MAAC) vs. Kennesaw State Owls (3-6, 0-0 Atlantic Sun)
Location: Lawrenceville, NJ – Alumni Gym
Tip: 7 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 Kennesaw State are meeting for the first time.
- Kennesaw State is 3-6 this season with wins over Alabama State, Florida A&M and Brewton-Parker (NAIA). The Owls have fallen to Iowa, Bethune-Cookman, UMBC, Chattanooga, South Florida and Michigan. KSU will be playing its first game following a 10-day layoff after the Michigan loss.
- Rider is 5-0 when holding the opposition to fewer than 70 points.
- The Broncs have outrebounded their opponent in six of eight games and won the two that they were outrebounded.
- Kahlil Thomas has posted four double-doubles on the year, including a 17-point, 14-rebound effort at Pacific.
- Battling first-half foul trouble, Stevie Jordan posted all 12 of his points and four of his six assists without committing a turnover in the second half at Pacific.
- 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 Dec. 5. Stevie Jordan also dished out a season-high nine assists.
- 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 72-67 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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