#6 Broncs open MAAC Championships vs. #11 Manhattan Thursday
GAME 32 – Thursday, March 2, 2017
#6 Rider Broncs (17-14, 10-10 MAAC) vs. #11 Manhattan Jaspers (10-21, 5-15 MAAC)
Location: Albany, NY – Times Union Center
Tip: 7 p.m.
Live Stats – MAACSports.com
Live Audio – 107.7 FM The Bronc
Twitter – Twitter.com/RiderAthletics
Tickets – Contact Cherie Voorhies (609-209-5692)
Postgame Press Conference - MAAC.tv
What You Need To Know
What You Need To Know
- Rider and Manhattan are meeting for the 50th time, with the Broncs owning a 26-23 lead in the all-time series. Rider has won four of the last six.
- RU is 13-19 in the MAAC Tournament, with two finals appearances (‘05, ‘08).
- Rider has shot over 50% in each of the last three games and six of the last 12. Over the last three, the Broncs have combined to shoot 57.7% (109-189).
- Rider has faced a halftime deficit in each of the last two, but outscored Manhattan, 49-29, and Quinnipiac, 54-31, in the latter stanza to win both games.
- Jimmie Taylor and Kahlil Thomas were both named to the All-MAAC Third Team, while Stevie Jordan earned MAAC All-Rookie Team.
- The Broncs poured in 60 points in the paint at Quinnipiac, easily a season high.
- Jimmie Taylor has averaged 25.2 ppg., 5.3 rpg. and 1.8 spg. while shooting 64.6 percent overall and 63.9 percent from long range in his last six games. He earned MAAC Player of the Week on Feb. 27.
- Norville Carey has averaged 15.6 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game over the last seven games. He scored 17 or more in five of the seven games.
- Rider averaged 98.3 points over the final three games and 80.8 points per game in the final 12 games of the year.
- 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 721 rebounds rank 12th all-time at Rider.
- Fifth-year Head Coach Kevin Baggett’s teams have posted an 84-78 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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