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Broncs begin Western New York swing Saturday at Niagara

Courtesy: Rider Sports Information
         
Release: January 27, 2017
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GAME 22 – Saturday, January 28, 2017
Rider Broncs (12-9, 5-5 MAAC) vs. Niagara Purple Eagles (7-15, 4-7 MAAC) 
Location: Niagara University, NY – Taps Gallagher Center
Tip: 3 p.m. 
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What You Need To Know
- Rider and Niagara are meeting for the 46th time in the two programs’ histories, with the Broncs owning a 24-21 lead in the all-time series. Rider has won eight of nine meetings with the Purple Eagles under Head Coach Kevin Baggett, including a sweep of the season series last year and an 89-78 win on Jan. 8. 

- Rider fell at Saint Peter’s, 56-51, on Monday, falling for the first time this season when allowing fewer than 70 points.  

- Five Broncs scored in double figures against Marist and all eight Rider players who dressed scored at least eight points.

- Five of the 10 different Broncs to suit up have posted a double-double this year.

- Tyere Marshall narrowly missed his first-career double-double vs. Marist on Jan. 21 with nine points and a career-high 13 rebounds. 

- Stevie Jordan compiled his first-career double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds at Siena on Jan. 17.

- Kahlil Thomas has a MAAC-leading eight double-doubles on the year, including career-highs in both points (24) and rebounds (14) at Manhattan. He grabbed his 600th career rebound at Manhattan and stands 33 points shy of 1,000.

- Jordan is second in the MAAC at 5.4 dimes per game. His 12 assists against Kennesaw State tied for the most by a Bronc in at least 21 seasons.

- Norville Carey has compiled four 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 79-73 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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