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Broncs to Host Charleston Southern in BracketBuster
LAWRENCEVILLE-The Rider University men's basketball team will host Charleston Southern University in the Ramada Worldwide BracketBuster game 5pm Saturday, February 23.
The 5pm tip in Alumni Gymnasium can be seen on the BroncSportsNetwork, with live video streaming on BroncVison and live stats on GameViewer.
Tickets can be purchased online by clicking the "TicketLeap" link in this story or in person on game day at the ticket window in the lobby of Alumni Gymnasium. The ticket booth will open at 4 p.m. for Saturday's game.
"We are looking forward to playing Charleston Southern in this year's BracketBuster," said Rider head coach Kevin Baggett.
The CSU Buccaneers compete in the Big South Conference and are currently 16-9 overall, 11-3 in conference play.
"Having coached in the Big South Conference I am well aware of the teams in that league and how underrated some of those teams are," said Baggett, who once served as an assistant at Coastal Carolina. "Charleston Southern is a very good team."
CSU is coached by Barclay Radebaugh, the 2012 Big South Coach of the Year. CSU was 19-12 last season, reaching the Big South semifinals.
"They finished last season with 19 wins and they are having another great season," Baggett said. "Our fans will come to appreciate this team from the South and just how talented of a team they are."
The Buccaneers, winners of three in a row and 12 of their last 15, have four players scoring in double figures, led by sophomore guard Saah Nimley, who averages 16 points and five rebounds per game.
This is Rider's eighth BracketBuster game. The Broncs are 3-4 in BracketBuster games, having defeated Delaware (2011), UMBC (2009) and Cal State Northridge (2008) while losing to Albany (2012), Hofstra (2010), Murray State (2007) and Northeastern (2006).
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