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Broncs reopen league play Friday against Quinnipiac

Courtesy: Rider Sports Information
         
Release: December 28, 2016
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Kamila Hoskova
Courtesy: Peter G. Borg (Rider University)
GAME 12 – Friday, December 30, 2016
Rider Broncs (8-3, 2-0 MAAC) vs. Quinnipiac Bobcats (9-3, 0-0 MAAC) 
Location: Lawrenceville, NJ – Alumni Gym
Tip: 7:00 p.m. 
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What You Need To Know
- Rider and Quinnipiac are meeting for the eighth time in the programs’ histories, with the Bobcats owning a 7-0 lead in the series. 

- Rider and Quinnipiac both rank either first or second in the MAAC in scoring offense, scoring margin, three-point field-goal percentage defense, steals and turnover margin. 

- Rider is 3-0 at home this season.

- Stella Johnson was named USBWA Freshman of the Week, MAAC Rookie of the Week and College Sports Madness MAAC Player of the Week for her 24-point, 9-rebound, 5-steal, 4-assists performance in a win over St. Francis Brooklyn.

- The Broncs’ 8-3 start signifies just the fourth start of at least eight wins in the team’s first 11 games of the season, joining the 2011-12 (8-3), 1993-94 (9-2) and 1982-83 (8-3) squads. 

- Rider won its first league opener since 2002-03 with a 71-70 win at Canisius and extended to 2-0 in MAAC play and swept the league’s Western New York road trip for the first time in 20 years in the league with a 78-58 win at Niagara.  

- The Bobcats (9-3) have earned non-conference wins over Florida Gulf Coast, Dayton, Holy Cross, Northeastern, Hartford, New Mexico State and Long Beach State. Their lone losses have come to Temple, Michigan State and Oregon State.

- Rider is 8-0 when it’s led at halftime.

- Rider ranks first in the MAAC in field-goal percentage (.427) and scoring offense (68.9) and second in scoring margin (+4.4), free-throw percentage (.749), three-point field-goal percentage defense (.292), rebounding defense (36.0), steals per game (10.6) and turnover margin (+1.5).
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