Broncs play host to Niagara Sunday at 5 p.m.
GAME 16 – Sunday, January 8, 2017
Rider Broncs (10-5, 3-1 MAAC) vs. Niagara Purple Eagles (5-10, 2-2 MAAC)
Location: Lawrenceville, NJ – Alumni Gymnasium
Tip: 5 p.m.
Live Video – BroncVision
Live Stats – GoBroncs.com
Live Audio – 107.7 FM The Bronc
Twitter – Twitter.com/RiderAthletics
Tickets – GoBroncsTix.com
What You Need To Know
- Rider and Niagara are meeting for the 45th time in the two programs’ histories, with the Broncs owning a 23-21 lead in the all-time series. Rider has won seven of eight meetings with the Purple Eagles under Head Coach Kevin Baggett, including a sweep of the season series last year.
- The Broncs have won two straight, including a 93-90 overtime victory at Monmouth on Dec. 31 and a 73-62 victory Friday at Marist.
- Rider’s seven road victories were the most in NCAA Division I as of the completion of games on Jan. 6.
- Rider is 7-0 when holding the opposition to fewer than 70 points.
- Kahlil Thomas has posted a MAAC-leading seven double-doubles on the year, including 17 point and 13 rebounds at Monmouth and 19 points and 12 rebounds at Marist.
- Stevie Jordan scored a team-high 22 points and dished out six assists in the win at Monmouth. Jordan was named MAAC Rookie of the Week for the third time.
- Jordan had dished out five or more assists in each of eight straight games prior to being “held” to four assists at Marist. His 12 dimes against Kennesaw State tied for the most by a Bronc in at least 21 seasons.
- Rider is 5-0 this season in games decided by three or fewer points.
- Norville Carey has compiled three double-doubles this season, including a 10-point, 10-rebound effort on Dec. 28 at North Carolina State.
- The Broncs are led by fifth-year Head Coach Kevin Baggett, whose teams have posted a 77-69 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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