Broncs close out regular season Sunday at Quinnipiac
GAME 31 – Sunday, February 26, 2017
Rider Broncs (16-14, 9-10 MAAC) vs. Quinnipiac Bobcats (10-19, 7-12 MAAC)
Location: Hamden, CT – TD Bank Sports Center
Tip: 2 p.m.
Live Video – Quinnipiac All-Access
Live Stats – QuinnipiacBobcats.com
Live Audio – 107.7 FM The Bronc
Twitter – Twitter.com/RiderAthletics
What You Need To Know
- Rider and Quinnipiac are meeting for the 11th time, with the Broncs owning an 8-2 lead in the all-time series. Rider owns a 6-2 edge since the Bobcats joined the MAAC in 2013-14, including three of the last four and a 112-107 win on Feb. 11.
- RU needs a win and help to take the No. 6 seed in the MAAC Tournament. The Broncs can finish no lower than No. 7.
- The Broncs shot 59.7% (40-67) in a 103-85 win at Iona, the highest by a Rider team since 2010-11. The 40 made field goals are the most since 2004-05.
- RU made it two straight over 50%, shooting 54.4% (31-57) to defeat Manhattan.
- Rider outscored Manhattan, 49-29, and outshot the Jaspers, 66.7 percent (16-24) to 30.0 percent (9-30) in the second half to erase a nine-point halftime deficit.
- Jimmie Taylor has averaged 26.4 ppg., 5.0 rpg. and 2.0 spg. while shooting 63.8 percent overall and 64.5 percent from long range in his last five games.
- Rider scored 112 points against Quinnipiac on Feb. 11, tied for 2nd-most in a regulation game in program history. The 1954-55 team set the mark with 121.
- Taylor (1,493 points) now ranks 10th on the Rider all-time scoring list.
- Six of the 10 different Broncs to suit up have posted a double-double this year.
- Kahlil Thomas has a MAAC-leading 11 double-doubles and became Rider’s 36th 1,000-point scorer on Feb. 3. His 717 rebounds rank 13th all-time at Rider.
- Thomas and Norville Carey (6 double-doubles) have combined for 17 double-doubles. No other MAAC tandem has more than 14 on the year.
- Fifth-year Head Coach Kevin Baggett’s teams have posted an 83-78 record and reached the MAAC Quarterfinals in each of his first four seasons. Baggett was the 2015 MAAC Coach of the Year.
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