Broncs face Gaels in MAAC Quarterfinals Saturday night
GAME 33 – Saturday, March 4, 2017
#6 Rider Broncs (18-14, 10-10 MAAC) vs. #3 Iona Gaels (19-12, 12-8 MAAC)
Location: Albany, NY – Times Union Center
Tip: 7 p.m.
Live Video – ESPN3
Live Stats – MAACSports.com
Live Audio – 107.7 FM The Bronc
Twitter – Twitter.com/RiderAthletics
Tickets – Contact Cherie Voorhees (609-209-5692)
What You Need To Know
- Rider and Iona are meeting for the 61st time, with IC owning a 35-25 lead in the all-time series. The teams split this season, with each winning on the road.
- Rider enters the game on a four-game winning streak, having defeated Iona, Manhattan twice and Quinnipiac since Feb. 19.
- RU is 14-19 in the MAAC Tournament, with two finals appearances (‘05, ‘08).
- Rider shot over 50% in each of the last three games of the regular season and six of the last 12. Over the last three, the Broncs combined to shoot 57.7% (109-189).
- Rider faced a halftime deficit in the two games of the regular season, but outscored Manhattan, 49-29, and Quinnipiac, 54-31, in the latter stanza to win both.
- 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 23.9 ppg. while shooting 62.5 percent overall and 60.0 percent from long range in his last seven games. He earned MAAC Player of the Week on Feb. 27 and hit the game-winning three vs. Manhattan.
- Norville Carey has averaged 15.1 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game over the last eight games. He scored 17 or more in five of the eight games.
- 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 725 rebounds rank 12th all-time at Rider.
- Fifth-year Head Coach Kevin Baggett’s teams have posted an 85-78 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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MBB: HL vs. Quinnipiac 2/11/17
MBB: HL vs. Monmouth 2/6/17
MBB: HL vs. Marist 1/21/17
MBB: HL vs. Saint Peter's 1/15/17
MBB: HL vs. Niagara 1/8/17
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MBB: HL vs. Kennesaw State 12/14/16
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